Life should have a purpose and meaning , God Himself has said. Man can live in peace and without problems if he keeps his mind pure. But invariably the mind has wicked propensities which do not allow him to experience happiness. The message for humanity to do its duty and remain free from grief has been given by Sri Krishna in His sermon to Arjuna.
God’s utterances in His dialogue with Arjuna, called the Bhagavad Gita, show the way to maintain the balances of mind. Arjuna was only a symbol and through him, the Lord provides us the answer to all our ills.
From time immemorial, Hinduism has been and will be guiding mankind. Its teachings have been interpreted by many Likewise, the Divine declarations in the Bhagavad Gita have been analysed and commented upon by so many from different angles.There is still scope for new interpretations, revealing how this great Hymn is a source of inspiration for all.
Adi Sankara has referred to the essence of the 18 chapters in just one verse. “For those who deserve no grief, you have shown your poignant feelings. For the living and for the dead, the wise will not grieve.” After explaining what Arjuna should do, the Lord concludes, “Abandoning all righteous deeds, seek me as your sole refuge. I will liberate you from all sins. Do not grieve. “Listening to God’s exposition, Arjuna replied that his delusion had been destroyed. “I will do as you command.
Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, Kanchi Sankaracharya, in a lecture said that from the sentiments expressed in the Gita, it could be seen how destiny played its role in man’s activities. Grief would certainly be experienced but man can remain unaffected by it. Gita is God’s recipe to wipe out man’s tears. The Lord’s dissertation outlines how one should conduct oneself. If the message is applied, there will be no scope for doubts in men.
God resides in our minds which should be kept pure. But bad thoughts are bound to creep in. They can be removed by upholding righteousness. This human document enables men in their journey through life by outlining his charter of duties.