15 Life Lessons to learn from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

15  Life Lessons to learn from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

1 . You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become

You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become

Self-belief is a prerequisite for success. One can only become better when he believes he can

2 . One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men

One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men

Those who can think against the current and act accordingly are the wisest

3 . Work for work’s sake, not for yourself. Act but do not be attached to your actions.

Work for work’s sake, not for yourself. Act but do not be attached to your actions.

One must not be consumed by selfishness and greed. Thus all deeds shall be done keeping in mind that the world is temporary

4 . You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits

You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits

One must not be keen to attain the fruits of his labor. Thus all he can control is the work put in and not the fruits

5 . Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is

What a person believes and perceives, is what makeup what he becomes

6 . The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting

The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting

Only the mortal body would die and dust. But the actual soul never dies as it is everlasting

7 . There are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns

There are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns

It’s the choice of the people how they would go and they make it through their deeds. Thus, those who live a life happily and honest would move forward but those who succumb to evil would return

8 . When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place

Meditation is what teaches a mind to control itself and be aware and awake

9 . Let the motive be in the deed and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward

Let the motive be in the deed and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward

Let the passion for work be for the labor, not the fruit. Excellence in the work should be the goal. Success will follow

10 . One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy

One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy

One’s own perception of himself should never be low. One should always motivate himself and never underestimate his own capabilities

11 . Set thy heart upon thy work but never its reward

Set thy heart upon thy work but never its reward

Be passionate about the current work and not the reward you will gain from it

12 . Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself

Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself

A person improves only when he allows himself to improve. One can either uplift himself or lower himself. All based on what he believes of himself

13 . Whatever the state of being that a man may focus upon at the end, when he leaves his body, to that state of being he will go

Whatever the state of being that a man may focus upon at the end, when he leaves his body, to that state of being he will go

Whatever end the man focuses on and works for in his life will eventually determine his belief and his afterlife

14 . Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed

Lust, aggression, and greed are what push a mortal over to the unforgiving hell

15 . The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul

The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul

The people who detach themselves of all their worldly desires and faith shall receive the peace of God.

15 Life Lessons to learn from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

1. You are what you believe in. You become that which you believe you can become

2. One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men

3. Work for work’s sake, not for yourself. Act but do not be attached to your actions.

4. You are only entitled to the action, never to its fruits

5. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is

6. The spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring an end to spirit which is everlasting

7. There are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns

8. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place

9. Let the motive be in the deed and not in the event. Be not one whose motive for action is the hope of reward

10. One should strive and employ oneself to uplift oneself. One should never dishonor oneself. The self is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy

11. Set thy heart upon thy work but never its reward

12. Let a man lift himself by his own self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself

13. Whatever the state of being that a man may focus upon at the end, when he leaves his body, to that state of being he will go

14. Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed

15. The peace of God is with them whose mind and soul are in harmony, who are free from desire and wrath, who know their own soul