Bhagavad Gita: 10 Life Changing Truths From The Ancient Hindu Scripture
These are 10 life lessons from the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Indian text dense with wisdom.
1. Change is the Law of The Universe
What you have taken, Has been from here
What you gave has been given here
What belongs to you today belonged to someone yesterday and will be someone else’s tomorrow
Change is the Law of The Universe
Nothing is constant. Nothing is permanent. True stillness comes from embracing movement – the ebb and flow of life. The earth is moving through space. Night follows day.
Each moment is completely new. To be wise is to accept change. To be enlightened is to love change.
2. Everything Happens for a Reason
Whatever happened was good
Whatever is happening is good
Whatever will happen will also be good
This mindset empowers you. This mindset attracts more of the good.
What has happened has happened. There is nothing more to be done.
The future is a picture, an illusion. It will never come.
It is always now. You control the present. Live it to the fullest.
3. Love the Process Without Depending on the Outcome
Set thy heart upon thy work, but never on its reward.
Never engage in action for the sake of reward. Do your work with love. Expect nothing. You are rewarded in the present.
Do from a place of joy.
Create from a place of no-mind.
Give from a place of love.
4. Give Without Expecting Something in Return
A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.
Be pure when giving. Love grows when shared.
Give and you shall receive.
5. Let Go of Attachment
You came here empty handed, and you will leave empty handed.
Attachment to material things can weigh you down. We do not possess things, yet things can possess us.
Sensory pleasures are short-lived. When they disappear they can cause suffering. The wise do not attach their happiness to such pleasures. They go beyond them.
Take no possessions. Always travel light.