One of the quintessential contributions of India to the world is the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. It is the voice of the Lord Sri Krishna and the first-ever most powerful leadership workshop that taken place in the middle of the battlefield of Kurukshetra when Pandavs were going through a deep crisis.
Srimad Bhagavad Gita was preached by Lord Krishna not only to motivate Arjuna to know the real purpose of human life but also how to perform one’s duties sincerely, dedicatedly and without deviation.
Whether you are a student or a professional, a housewife or an entrepreneur applying the principles of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita will help you overcome challenges and become successful in life.
So how this ancient scripture offers powerful motivational tools to handle tough times in business and life? Let`s find out through some of its Verses!
- Hard Work has no Substitute
Karmanye vadhika raste,
Ma phaleshu kadachana;
ma karma phala he tur bhuh,
ma te sangvasta karmani
Chapter 2, Verse 47
To action alone hast thou a right and never at all to its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive; neither let there be in thee any attachment to inaction.
The above-mentioned Gita Verse tells us clearly that Hard Work has no substitute. And only and only your dedication, determination, and passionate labor will yield results. However, it also tells us the valuable lesson to remain detached from the final result. This might be difficult when we are working towards our goals. But sometimes we become too focused on the result that we can get distracted.
And as there is nothing guaranteed in this world, most of us, especially students and businessmen get disappointed, sometimes even depressed when they don`t receive the desired outcomes.
Most of us feel that the knowledge and wisdom of Gita imply only spiritual enlightenment. However, this versatile ancient scripture can play an instrument for modern corporate management.
- Master your Mind
One of the most difficult aspects to control in this world is none other than our mind. Mind, by its nature, is restless, fickle, constantly traveling, strong, and forceful. Hence, it is difficult to control the mind than it is difficult to control the wind.
Chanchalam hi manah krsna
pramathi balavad drdham
Tasyaham nigraham manye
vayor iva suduskaram (Chapter 6 – Verse 34)
“The mind verily is restless, turbulent, strong, and unyielding, O Krishna: I deem it as difficult to control it as to control the wind.”
In this world of utter competition, we have to make choices and decisions based on our current situation. The choices can be related to our career path, our jobs, our business ideas, or even related to our personal lives.
Bhagavad Gita teaches us to control our minds through meditation and by practicing self-discipline. It tells us that the only way to control your fickle mind is by constantly practicing detachment; irrespective of the situation. A person feels happy and energetic if the circumstances go as per his will. However, if something happens against his expectations, he becomes depressed and de-motivated. He also becomes distracted from his work and goals.
Only a person who has control over his thoughts and mind can remain calm and composed, no matter the situation. By remaining deeply focused on his work, he stays dedicated, makes strategies, and can also yield incredible results at work.
- The Powerful Manual for Management
mātrā-sparśhās tu kaunteya śhītoṣhṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ
āgamāpāyino ’nityās tans-titikṣhasva bhārata
(Chapter 2 – Verse 14)
“O son of Kunti, the contact between the senses and the sense objects gives rise to fleeting perceptions of happiness and distress. These are non-permanent, and come and go like the winter and summer seasons. O descendent of Bharat, one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.”
Life is full of ups and downs. And each living being on this planet has to learn to deal with it. When talking in terms of business, management is a body of knowledge that enables entities to deal with various other factors like people, strategies, operations, and the environment.
An efficient management system ensures that the work is done efficiently on time and the promised goods and services are delivered. As most organizations suffer from ‘short-term strategies’, they inform the stakeholders and market players how much profit the next quarter will bring.
To meet these expectations they engage in multiple activities that create stress, and a short-term approach. This sometimes brings negative results too in the long run and the business may not produce the desired results and profits.
It is important to understand that no situation in this world is permanent. And, therefore stressing out during the crisis will do no good. Hence, keeping calm during adverse situations will help us to think constructively and prepare us more to tackle the challenges that life throws at us.
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita can be a real source of inspiration for both at the personal as well as professional levels. For students, it can be a career guide, while for entrepreneurs it acts as a manual of various strategies and business ideas.
Bhagavad Gita is the essence of all universal wisdom. It acts as a manual to help us to overcome challenges in our lives. Many famous personalities and great thinkers like Mahatama Gandhi, Annie Basant, Madhavacharya, Indian mathematician Ramanuja, Albert Einstein, American astronaut Sunita Williams, and many more were inspired by Bhagavad Gita and used to read and imbibe in their daily lives.
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