“As you sow so shall you reap” is a rule of life and this important line come from Bhagavad Gita. The holy book is the core of Indian culture. It is a guide on how to perform well and live a balanced, meaningful and successful worldly life, and also at the same time attaining eternal peace and happiness.
Bhagavad Gita’s perspective is holistic and universal. It is a book of natural logics, the logics of cause and effect, laws of nature and human psychology and philosophy. Bhagavad Gita’s scriptures help incorporates individuals, societies and the universe.
The Holy book is a compilation of conversation between a prominent and illustrious warrior, Arjuna, and his charismatic friend, Krishna (Incarnation of God). Krishna played a role of Arjuna’s guru and volunteering charioteer, in a war field between two huge armies (lead by king from same ancestry). Arjuna was reluctant to fight with his enemies because of his emotional attachments from people standing on the opposite side; he was ready to accept defeat without even fighting. Lord Krishna, who plays the role of visionary scholar, motivates him to perform his duty of fighting for justice, which is every human’s birth right.
The purpose of the holy book is to guide us in our everyday life with the ultimate goal of perfection. Bhagavad Gita is not confined to a particular region, culture or religion. It encourages one to know the Innermost self to enjoy peace, happiness and liberty. The Innermost self is pervading and uniting eternal absolute cosmic energy existing in each being. The Bhagavad Gita encourages one to perform duty as per own natural wisdom to get desired results.
Bhagavad Gita tells us that a person doing his own work with full dedication immensely satisfies himself. Thus performing your own duty neither would bring any guilt nor can any negative forces influence you. A person who does not perform his duty cannot survive in the world. We all have to work willingly or unwillingly, for our families. The important aspect is giving a thought on how to perform our work. The holy book suggests that a self-reliant and modest person should perform activities wisely without attachment and pride of possessions, with controlled mind and intellect and with higher objectives of self-purification. Performing work in such elevate consciousness develop a person’s inner strength and self- confidence. Working without attachment and expectation is difficult but not impossible.