India is a very rich country in its heritage which includes – Languages, Theatre, Performing arts, Literature, Social practices, Rites and rituals, Music, Dance and Paintings.Hinduism has been one of the oldest religions in the world.Hindus worship Brahma – he is the first God in the world. There are various Indian scriptures – Veda, Upanishads, Panchatantra, Jatakas Ramayana, Mahabharat and Bhagavad Gita to name a few.
Religious scriptures and texts of the Hindus are written in Sanskrit and are called the Vedas. Vedas give guidelines to people to their daily routine.
Veda is divided into four sections:-
(i) The Rig Veda
(ii) The Yajur Veda
(iii) The Sama Veda
(iv) The Atharva Veda
The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita – “The Song by God” is often referred to as The Gita- sacred Hindu Scripture. This book was written in Sanskrit by Maharshi Veda Vyasa Between 400 BCE AND 200 CE.
This book comprises 18 chapters – 700 verses and is a part of Mahabharata (An ancient Indian Epic).In today’s modern world everyone is searching for Ultimate Peace and Happiness – this book is an answer to our problems. Principles, Ideologies and beliefs of this book is intended to reach out to mankind irrespective of his caste, creed or religion.
Bhagavad Gita is considered to be one of the oldest, greatest and sacred religious books not only in India but worldwide.
This sacred book is also referred as Gitopanishad and is considered as one of the most important Upanishads in Vedic Literature.
Most of us believe that everything will remain permanent but we tend to forget the impermanence law of nature. Our soul is covered with different emotions – Anger, Fear, Hatred, Jealousy etc. We live our life as if we are in some race. Only if we start to make ourselves free from such emotions will we meet our true self.
Every Human being is here to perform his Karmas(Duties), every action that he does must be with an attitude of devotion to god without expecting any returns. When we do every activity with devotion our mind is free and open to changes happening around us. Our devotion makes us very humble, selfless, compassionate, Loving and non – attached which is the gateway towards self realisation.
In this book Lord Krishna helps us to understand the true meaning of self realisation- he explains how the physical body is different from our Immortal soul. Physical body will go back to mother nature one day but it’s our soul that remains immortal.
Great Leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Bal Gangadhar Tilak embraced and espoused the values and principles explained in the book by Lord Krishna.