Bhagwad Gita

I joined Gita classes as I would like to know about Hindu manuscript. The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between  Arjuna and his guide and  Lord Krishna, in which Arjuna was counselled by Lord Krishna and dialogues between them was narrated in Sanskrit ” that was the first thing in my mind but I was completely wrong day by day attending the classes.

On the first day of our classes, Mr. Gagan Gupta our facilitator has started with the small story about Arjuna and Krishna in which Arjuna doesn’t want to fight. He doesn’t understand why he has to shed his family’s blood for a kingdom that he doesn’t even necessarily want.He thought, killing his evil and killing his family is the greatest sin of all. He casts down his weapons and tells Krishna he will not fight. Krishna, then, explained why it is Arjuna’s dharmic duty to fight and how he must fight in order to restore his karma. We received shlokas to chant and in between sir taught us how to chant considering vowel in Sanskrit. First session was a bit interactive as one hour for ‘queries’ and ‘que- ans’ was there so I was happy to join the classes that I get to know about so many stories and incident which is mentioned in Gita. Now coming to second day it was totally one way process like listening..listening.. all time. After two days somewhere I felt to move on to Art and craft workshop but I don’t want to quit classes and that was the best decision I took.

Now coming to the session it’s all about life experiences and recap of 7 habits and other life classes. Sir is explaining meaning of each and every Sanskrit word with his life experiences and his life’s journey that how he came from USA and settled in India to fulfil his big goal “Learn about Gita and Sanskrit”. This really inspires me that we should always think about our big goal in life and stick to that by neglecting small obstacles in between. Each shlok connect me with some or other life’s lesson like we have to take care of our two emotions ‘anger’ and ‘fear’..all other emotions will be followed by it. He explained that all emotions are necessary for oneself , no one can live without it. We learnt different techniques to control our anger. Not only that in between he told the incident and story about blue cheese, List A and B, catch 22 which was completely new for me. He always emphasized that this classes are not “Pravachan” , it’s all about lecture and we have to think logically and then believe it.


The key points from the Gita classes are:

  • You are your own friend and your own enemy
  • You need to take care of yourself and look for the growth
  • Your rights is only with your action and you have the control of your action, not for outcome.
  • Dream is manifestation of your knowledge and image which you create in your mind.
  • You are only responsible for your behaviour , you can put your self up and destroy even yourself.
  • Material and maker is only one and same that means the whole word is God.

In these last two days specially I learnt about ‘raga’ , ‘Dvesha’ , ‘sanskar’, ‘Karma Yoga’ and ‘Dharma’. The thing which we want to have is called ‘Raga’ and which we don’t want to have is called ‘Dvesha’…Sir explained that all our good or bad things depends on these two. The main is we have to follow ‘Dharma’ , we should know what is right or wrong for us and choose appropriate action according to it rather than selecting short cut. There is good ‘karma’ and bad ‘Karma’…good karma is ‘Punya’ and bad Karma is ‘Paap’.

The best part I have taken from the classes is ‘Meditation’ , today we had our fourth session of mediastation in the class and after second session , I have started meditation at home too with the techniques which sir has taught. I am really thankful to him for that to make us understood true method of doing it. It actually helps me to relax and rejuvenate after hectic routine. Simply enjoying and waiting for these two days of workshop.


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