What is Gita Jayanti? Do you know what Bhagwat Git really signifies?
Gita Jayanti symbolizes the anniversary of the day when Lord Krishna gave his eternal message to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. The Bhagavad Gita is a delicate discourse given to Arjuna by Lord Krishna, at the instant when Arjuna faced the most difficult situation of his life.
Arjuna was a combatant of high reputation; he had supremacy and distinction; he was capable with all the qualities essential for a man of his position, but when he faced the real challenge of his life, he was not capable to meet it on his own. Recognizing his own boundaries as a human being, he gives up to Lord Krishna. The Lord gave him directions on how to live an inspired life, and how to deal with circumstances in life. It is a thoughtful spiritual teaching, a guide to the Truth. In the Gita, the Lord teaches Arjuna about the immortality of the soul, the nature of the world and the consciousness enlightening everything.
As Amma says:-
“It is a extraterrestrial song that arouses the sleeping soul. The principle of learning Gita is to become Sri Krishna.”
What is the significance of Bhagvad gita?
The Bhagavad Gita formulated a part of the ancient epic ode the Mahabharata, written by Sage Vyasa. The Mahabharata is the longest verse ever written; it is eight times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey both combined! It is about the story of the Great War between the Pandavas, who were on the side of Dharma and the Kauravas, who, although relations of the Pandavas, were an Adharmic or wrong people. Sri Krishna first tried to advice the Kauravas on the right course of action. When they declined to listen, the Lord generously offered the whole land to the Kauravas, save one house for the Pandavas to live in.
It was only when the Kauravas swore that they would not give one blade of grass to the Pandavas that Sri Krishna counseled the Pandavas to go to war. He knew that if the Kauravas were allowed to rule, the whole country would be thrusted into adharma, disorder, and devastation.
Teachings of Bhagvad Gita:-
The lessons of the Gita takes a course right in the middle of the battlefield, between the two armies, just as the war was about to begin. In the Gita, Lord Krishna educates that spirituality is something we have to live in our day-to-day life – it is for everyone, and is particularly appropriate to all who want to live life to its fullest prospective. It’s a book for happiness; how to live a life full of happiness and satisfaction.
In his doubt and disorder, Arjuna reached a state of vulnerability. He required Sri Krishna’s guidance and help. It was then that God dispense forth His message. When the follower hood inspired in Arjuna, he became a craft fit enough to receive spiritual knowledge, and the Lord could correct his attitude. Amma says that it is only when we have given up that God can shower His Grace upon us.
Arjuna was altered by the teaching that Krishna gave him. Sri Krishna did not change the external state of affairs (paristhiti), but changed the mental approach of Arjuna (manasthiti). In the battle following, Krishna showed that he was a example of what he had just skilled. He was the only one amongst the entire army on the battlefield without any weapons, and yet there was a beaming smile on his face throughout. At the end the Pandavas come out victorious, representing the victory of dharma over adharma.
“The Gita is amongst one of the most beautiful teaches of philosophy ever written in time. It shines as the guiding light of knowledge, inspiring millions to step the path of Dharma.”
Date Published : 07 Dec 2019