Just a day back in the history,a Muslim Girl Maryam Siddiqui who is in class 6th at her school proved to be more knowledgeable about Bhagwat geeta than other 3000 participants of an competitive event organised by ISKCON.
When asked about reason to go so no-mainstream,she answered that she was inspired towards reading geeta by her her parents who told her that its a book full of wisdom and knowledge.
So what is so inspiring in Geeta that even in today’s india which ‘obama says to have religious intolerance’ is still generating such miracles ???find out as we bring to you some of its inspirational quotes
Reshape yourself through the power of your will…
Those who have conquered themselves…live in peace, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, praise and blame…To such people a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same…Because they are impartial, they rise to great heights.
The awakened sages call a person wise when all his undertakings are free from anxiety about results.
It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. But competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity.
Abandon all attachment to the results of action and attain supreme peace.
INSPIRED BY GEETA
Its a long list of people that found geeta Inspiring.
- Lord Warren Hastings
The first governor general of British India wrote: “I hesitate not to pronounce the Gita a performance of great originality, of sublimity of conception, reasoning and diction almost unequalled; and a single exception, amongst all the known religions of mankind.”
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
Wilhelm von Humboldt pronounced the Gita as: “The most beautiful, perhaps the only true philosophical song existing in any known tongue … perhaps the deepest and loftiest thing the world has to show.”[
and when it was a moment to make a hard decision geeta showed them the right path
- Bulent Ecevit
Turkish Ex prime minister Bulent Ecevit, when asked what had given him the courage to send Turkish troops to Cyprus . His answer was “He was fortified by the Bhagavad Gita which taught that if one were morally right, one need not hesitate to fight injustice”
Bhagwat Geeta’s Desperate lover
- J. Robert Oppenheimer
J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and director of the Manhattan Project, learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad Gita in the original, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life. Upon witnessing the world’s first nuclear test in 1945, he later said he had thought of the quotation “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”, verse 32 from Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita.
And some are in her debts
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson said this about the Bhagavad Gita: “I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita. It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent,the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.”[
and in the Hollywood too
The 1995 novel and 2000 golf movie The Legend of Bagger Vance are roughly based on the Bhagavad Gita
Justified by courts
A couple of years back geeta fought case in Russian court where it was charged with case of being Extremist and Brutal as a book that preeches war and was suggested to be banned in Russia.It was then that the Russian Jury neglected the allegation as they found the knowledge delivered by geeta much more than that allegation would have stand a chance to win.
Still in the 21st century Geeta Stands as a source of inspiration and knowledge that it attracts readers who justify it not as a book of religion but as a book of life.
We hope that it keep spreading such love among all and the world find peace in the way it feels to.
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥
“Whenever there is decay of righteousness
O! Bharatha And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!”