The Indian masses have been immensely affected and inspired by the Bhagavad Gita. A large number of people around the world as well have accepted the influence of these sacred scriptures into their lives as they have put them and their minds at ease even at the worst of times and filled them with great inner strength.


The three highways to the salvation of human beings collectively termed as the “Prasthan Tray” comprise of the “Vedic Prasthan” i.e the Upanishads, the “Darshanik Prasthan” i.e the Brahmasutra, and the “Smart Prasthan” i.e the Bhagavad Gita, respectively. Where the Upanishads are of the use for the functionaries and the Brahmasutra of the use for the scholars and savants, the Bhagavad Gita is meant for all walks of life. It has made an irreplaceable and nontransient mark on the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent. Lord Krishna, in conversation with “Arjuna” and taking the example of his cause, has preached for the welfare of mankind. Although every philosophy and theory that has ever been proposed or exists falls into the Gita, the  Gita itself is not contained in any philosophy but is the quintessence of all the Upanishads. According to the Gita, Lord Sri Krishna is the sole reason of everything that is a part of this universe. Eleven Rudra, twelve Aditya, eight Vasus, two Ashwini Kumars, forty-nine Murudgans, seven Pitars, Yaksh, Gandharva altogether compose the Viraat form of SriKrishna. The twelve “Sadhyas” Manu, Anumanta, Praan, Nar, Yaan, Chitti, Haya, Naya, Hans, Narayan, Prabahav and Vibhu. Ten Vishvadevas Kratu, Daksh, Shrava, Satya, Kaal, kaam, Dhuni, Kuruvan, Prabhvan and Rochmaan. The seven “Pitars” are Kavyavaah, Anal, Som, Yam, Aryama, Agnishvaat, and Barhisht.

The Indian masses have been immensely affected and inspired by the Bhagavad Gita. A large number of people around the world as well have accepted the influence of these sacred scriptures into their lives as they have put them and their minds at ease even at the worst of times and filled them with great inner strength.

The three highways to the salvation of human beings collectively termed as the “Prasthan Tray” comprise of the “Vedic Prasthan” i.e the Upanishads, the “Darshanik Prasthan” i.e the Brahmasutra, and the “Smart Prasthan” i.e the Bhagavad Gita, respectively. Where the Upanishads are of the use for the functionaries and the Brahmasutra of the use for the scholars and savants, the Bhagavad Gita is meant for all walks of life. It has made an irreplaceable and non-transient mark on the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent. Lord Krishna, in conversation with “Arjuna” and taking example of his cause has preached for the welfare of mankind. Although every philosophy and theory that has ever been proposed or exists falls into the Gita, the  Gita itself is not contained in any philosophy but is the quintessence of all the Upanishads. According to the Gita, Lord Sri Krishna is the sole reason of everything that is a part of this universe. Eleven Rudra, twelve Aditya, eigth Vasus, two Ashwini Kumars, forty nine Murudgans, seven Pitars, Yaksh, Gandharva altogether compose the Viraat form of SriKrishna. The twelve “Sadhyas” Manu, Anumanta, Praan, Nar, Yaan, Chitti, Haya, Naya, Hans, Narayan, Prabahav and Vibhu. Ten Vishvadevas Kratu, Daksh, Shrava, Satya, Kaal, kaam, Dhuni, Kuruvan, Prabhvan and Rochmaan. The seven “Pitars” are Kavyavaah, Anal, Som, Yam, Aryama, Agnishvaat, and Barhisht.

In the tenth chapter of the Gita, Srikrishna has introduced himself as the Soul , the Aadhi Madhya(Midcentre) and the End of all the living things. According to the BhagavadGita, He is the “Vishnu” among Aditi’s twelve sons,” Sun” among the light sources, as splendorous as forty nine “Vayudevas”, the  lord of the “Nakshatras”, i.e. the Moon, “Samveda” among the Vedas, “Indra” among all the Devas, “Mind” among the senses, the “Life Force” of all living beings, “Shankar” of all the eleven Rudras, “Kuber” the God of wealth among the Yakshas, the “fire” of eight Vasus, the “Sumeru Mountain” of the mountain peaks, “Brihaspati” among the priests, “Skand” among the warlords, “Ocean” among the water bodies, “Maharishi Bhrigu” among the saints, “Om” among all the words and alphabets, “Japyagya” among the yagyas, “The Himalaya” of the most stable elements, the “Peepal” tree of all the trees, “Naarad Muni” among the ascetics, “Chitrarath” of the Gandharvas, “Kapil Muni” of the Scholars, the horse “Uchcheshrava” among the horses, the elephant named “Airavat”, the “King” among mankind, “Vajra” among weapons, “Kamadhenu” among cows, king serpent “Vasuki’ and “Sheshnaag” of the snakes, lord of the aquatic life “Varun Deva”, Pitar named “Aryama”, “Yamraj” among the rulers, “Prahlad” among the satan, “Time” of the calculators, “Lion” among the wild, “Eagle” among the birds, “Air” among purifiers, “Lord Ram” among the Kshatriyas, the holy “Ganga” of all the rivers, “Gayatri chhand” among the chhand, “Margsheersh” among months, “spring” among the seasons, “gamble” among deciet, “victory” of the winners, the “satvik bhav” of the satviks, “Dhananjay” among the pandavas, “Vasudev” of the Vrishni bloodline, “Vedvyas” of the Muni, “Shukracharya” of the poets, “policy” of those who desire victory, “Silence” of the secrets, and the “Knowledge” of the learned. He also states that he has held the whole universe merely with his “YogaShakti”. As He is the lord of the senses, he is also called “Rishikesh”.

The BhagavadGita happens to be the ideal composition in terms of management and policy making disciplines which vastly overlook at the necessary education considering self conduct and morality, vital for dealing with every situation that life throws at us and utilising it, that is, not expecting for happiness during the difficult times and during the restful phase, not expecting it to last, but only engaging yourself in your duties.

These sacred scriptures teach us that the acceptance or respect of any other element’s predominance other than that of the “Divine Element” leads to an individual’s proclivity towards materialism where as the vice versa delivers us from the worldly pleasures and we reach “Moksh”. For example, the way a child’s thoughts change about tiny pebbles and stones as he grows up, they are of no significance to him, similarly, the perception of the world changes as the true knowledge of existence is learnt.

The acquisitive nature of an individual would allow him to perceive the world as the “Truth” but non-acquisitiveness allows him to see above all the worldly pleasures, through the eyes of a devotee. Just the way a woman can be a mother to a child and simultaneously a treat for the lion, a common man would see the world as “True”, a philosopher as constantly changing, a believer as “God”, and an individual who has attained clairvoyance as just an ordinary functioning organ.

Lord Krishna, in the Bhagavad Gita, has proposed three “Yoga Marg”(incantations) for the well being and prosperity of mankind, namely, “Gyanyoga”, “Karmayoga”, and “Bhakti yoga”. To achieve these three yogas, mankind has been provided with three mediums, i.e; “Bal”(strength), “Gyan”(knowledge) and “Vishwas”(belief).

  • Strength for selflessly serving humanity i.e., “Karmayoga”
  • Knowledge for self-discovery i.e; “Gyanyoga”
  • The belief that god resides in oneself and is responsible for everything i.e; “Bhakti yoga.

A person who is unwise will hold himself responsible for everything that is body does but the wise one will know that he is only a medium of God. “Karmayoga” is the “independent” source of salvation which kings like “Janak” followed to acquire the “Param Siddhi” as he ruled selflessly and only for his people. This is the reason that humans tend to follow the Karmayoga” to achieve whatever they desire. Therefore, the mankind is said to be “Karmasangi” that is fond of Karma.

A person has four states:

1. Where there is no desire and no Karma.

2. Where there is desire but no Karma.

3. Where there is desire as well as Karma.

4. Where there is no desire but only Karma.

The ideal state of a person is the one where there is no desire but only service or “Karma”. Even the wise consider those as learned who acquire this state. Just as the leaf of the Lotus plant doesn’t get submerged into the waters even though it grows and blossoms in water, likewise a KarmaYogi, born in the karma yogi, living in the world where Karma happens to be everything and doing his Karma doesn’t get fully involved into it.

The Gita is actually the knowledge imparted by Srikrishna to his friend Arjuna during the war where he encourages Arjuna to do his duty or Karma and preaches to constantly follow his Dharma and righteousness. The fragility of the heart and mind are insignificant and useless as they only distract us from our goals that is, salvation, heaven and reputation. If this trivialism continues, one loses his quality because this fragility is not meant for the brave. Arjun became non righteous in terms of “Dharma” when he became conscious of the greatness of “Bhishma” and “Drona” and refused to kill them because the war for righteousness or Dharma is the time for which “Kshatriya” mothers give birth to their sons so that they could restore “Dharma”, irrespectful of anything.

One of the stanzas in the Gita states that God has provided mankind with prudence, and the ability and right to do their “Karma” but they in their greediness, disrespect and eventually lose their conscience, and give in to anger and hatred, due to which their demeanour is against the religious disciplines and resulting in them getting dishonoured and condemned.

According to the Gita, in order to maintain modesty in the society, one has to serve selflessly so that the people are less prone to falsehood and more inclined towards truthfulness. This is also termed as “Yatharth Karma” in the Gita. Inculcating good values in people and bringing them to the right path through one’s conduct itself is said to be great service as it improves the society as a whole. This is known as “Loksangrah”.

Every worldy thing that we have, that is, body, wealth, family, status, eligibility etc. are for us to utilise for serving others, and not for using them for our own selfish needs or reserving them. God forbids such activity and calls them scroungers those who do so. As per the Bhagavad Gita, an ideal person is the one who knows the world and himself as mere elements. It is his natural perceptibility that body, senses, mind, intellect, wealth, family, earth, etc all elements are not his. But, these elements are obstacles in his path of the true knowledge of being and that he is just a server, a hermit, a devotee in the skin. An ideal person is free of pride and attachments from the materialistic world. He has an effect on everything and everyone.

“Bhakti” means having faith and love towards the Vedas, Scriptures, God, and Guru. To devote oneself to God means getting rid of conceit, attachments, fears, diffidence and worldly pleasures and believing that God is omnipresent and the only retreat, praising him and serving others without the feeling of profit.

The Bhagavadgita is the priceless compilation of conversations between Srikrishna and Arjuna, which has inspired and enlightened mankind since centuries and will continue to do so. When one digs deeper in these scriptures, he finds that there is more to it than he’s found. The experience of thousands and crores of people prove that all the readers who have assimilated the Gita have had their lives changed and improved since then and have found a solution for every difficulty accompanied by strength. The Bhagavad Gita, irrespective of religion and beliefs, is a book, preserved by our ancestors, and which is a bundle of values and lessons that are meant for the welfare of all civilizations, countries, and religions