The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay
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We humans are all individuals. We are different in our response to the circumstances, adverse or favourable; our habits are different and so is our conduct. Even twins raised in the same house, given same education are never identical in their thinking or their actions.
We find some of us are extremely sensitive to the sufferings of other fellow humans, while there are also other people who draw sadistic pleasure when others suffer. Both extremes are undesirable and should be considered as misfits in the society. To be human is commendable. But, at times, such humane people are faced with difficult situations. Their duty involves certain actions which inflict some kind of pain on others.
These highly emotional people neither can perform their duty appropriate nor can they save others from some pain small or big.
The message of The Bhagavad Gita is to perform your duty to the best of your ability under all circumstances.
Thought4TheDay (Nov. 19, 2017)
The dialogue between Arjuna and Lord Krishna, in The Bhagavad Gita, is about life, one’s duty, the role in society, how to live life, how to handle human emotions and various other physical and spiritual aspects of life. When we go through the book, we find that there is no scope to postpone doing anything that needs to be done at a particular moment. The quest for knowledge doesn’t allow us to be unaware of our duty at any given time.
But in real life today, procrastination appears to have inflicted our society to such an extent that it appears like any other normal human habit. In fact, it is not; it’s our worst enemy. It doesn’t allow us to grow. Our personal development suffers a serious setback. But more importantly, our self esteem is diminished. A habitual procrastinator is never able to respect himself/herself.
How would anybody else respect you if you have little or inadequate self respect. The procrastinators suffer in many ways, like:
- Productivity becomes low; allowed work is rarely done in time.
- They develop a negative attitude. They find reasons of failures by blaming others or due to adverse circumstances.
- They are unable to fight their own battles of life.
- Unable to be at peace with themselves.
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