Lord Krishna’s teachings: solutions to crossroads of life
If you win battle in your mind, you have already won the battle in real life. When the great warrior Arjuna was about to start the battle, he summoned to inaction. He was at a crossroad as to how can he fight with his uncles and cousins and what is the point of winning the battle when half of his family will be dead. At this point of time Lord Krishna guided Arjuna that motivated him to act and believe that his actions were righteous. His teachings, in the form of 700 verses forms the great Bhagvad Gita that is the best guide for our life. Many management and business schools have it included in the syllabus. Let’s get enlightened by some of his teachings. Believe in your actions Whatever actions you do, may it be charity or a sacrifice, it is futile if you don’t believe in your deeds. To get ready for something is to truly believe in your actions. If you perform an action without trying to justify it or draw extra conclusions, that is when you are doing it right. Act of conviction subsequently leads to right decisions. Be ready to accept change Change is the only constant. Not only do things and environment around us change, but people, relationships and commitments change with time. Also when you retrain yourself from changing your thoughts, you go into a state of inactivity. Trying new ways and methods helps us to be alert and think all possibilities making our decision simpler. Accepting the change is also important. Accept and adapt to the changes and you will see many problems of your lives dissolving. Set high standards People follow legends. When you have decided your goals and course of actions, try settings various benchmarks for yourselves. Try attaining mastery in your work and keep challenging yourself with new things that will improvise your actions. Make your own definition of success, compete with self and raise your bar so that people look upon you as a leader and a great achiever. Keep inspiring and helping others. Don’t expect rewards This is the very famous teaching of Lord Krishna. You have control over your actions but not over your results. You can’t claim good results. Don’t let the rewards of your actions motivate you. It must be immaterial to you. Focus on your work and never stop or discontinue your work despite of success or failure. Concentrate on present life The entire world is governed by the supreme power the Almighty. One must not cry for the past and worry about the future. Just focus on your present and so your part. Crying over your past and expecting a lot from future will not allow you focus on your present. Learn to let go and live with no expectations and demands. Listen to your conscience Nothing in this world is truer than your inner voice that is the voice of conscience. Our mind is very biased. It analyses what is good and bad and in case we overthink it will deduce bad out of good thins too. But our conscience is unbiased. But unfortunately we don’t listen to it as it’s very frank and sometimes very rude, and it doesn’t answer as per your mental comfort. You can hear your inner voice when you are calm and not under the influence of any greed and advantage or circumstances.