Bhagavad Gita – The Gospel of Lord Krishna for attaining Peace and Happiness

Bhagavad Gita is delivered to humanity by God himself as a guideline and solution for the everyday problems and doubts arising in their daily lives. It shows the path for reaching moksha or a state of bliss.

I think moksha is not a reference to our life after death. Most believe and associate moksha with other world life after the soul leaves our body. But, for me moksha is happiness, peace and bliss that we experience in this own present life.

It is attained by overcoming the selfishness attitudes and materialism of this materialistic world. Our own senses guide us wrongly through shortcuts to achieve physical pleasures of life and engage ourselves in selfish acts and materialistic pleasures. Thereby we ignore the human values and indulge in unhealthy practices hurting or embarrassing our own neighbours and weaker sections of society.

Bhagavad Gita has shown the path for attaining happiness and a peaceful state of mind by overcoming the 6 enemies of life, namely,- kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, matsarya – ie. by refraining from lust, anger, selfishness, attachment, ego and addiction.

  • Three paths have been prescribed for overcoming these enemies of happiness in the Gita which are the paths of Devotion, Knowledge and Detachment.
  • One can attain bliss through utter devotion and faith and loyalty in his actions.
  • Or, he can seek wisdom and truth behind everything and thereby attain happiness and bliss.
  • Otherwise, he can adapt the path of detachment and then also attain happiness and peace.

Death, A Silent Stealthy Attacker

All of us  know death is inevitable. Whoever is born in this world has to die. No one can escape it.  All the Medical innovations, all Scientific advancements and all Spiritual rituals , Prayers are all null at death. Whatever you may do, you can’t avoid death. Lord Krishna in Bhagavad gita emphasized this fact.

The Angel Of Death! He took my wife on 22/10/2012…
But death occurs at a time when you are unaware of it. It does not come to you straight forward. It finds some means to attack you. When you are well prepared and await for it, it does not come to you. It attacks you stealthily, when you are confident that it is not so much nearer to you, and when you are careless of it.
Because death wants some reason or some circumstance through which it can pounce upon you. It enters you through some sickness, some accident, some natural calamity, etc. so that you may think that because of this reason the death took place. Lord Krishna in bhagavad gita clearly tells Arjuna that he had slain all the Kauravas already and Arjuna’s arrows are only a medium for their physical death.
But, it is not real. Death is the destination for any person whoever comes on earth. Even God when takes avatars on the earth has to end his avatar through death like Sri Rama or Sri Krishna, the mythological Gods of Hinduism. So death is the ultimate truth. Do not get bewildered by death. If you are born, you have to die.
But Death is only for the physical form that you are in. Bhagavad-Gita clearly states that Atma in you is Eternal. It has no death. Death is only physical. As you change your clothes, you are changing your body. So be not afraid of death. Be prepared for it always and face it with a smile!