It was a pleasure to host you today where we learnt how to build relationships with yourself and the world with globally renowned speaker on Bhagavad Gita, Vedantacharya Shivender Nagar Ji. In case you could not attend the webinar, we are making an effort to recapture the learnings shard by Guru ji.
Bhagavad Gita teaches us to see others as ourselves. In love when we see others as ourselves, we will not mistreat them. To have the easiest of love relationships, put the other person first and see how beautiful the life becomes.
Bhagavad Gita is a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to lead a happy life. The earlier you start adopting it, the better it is.
Teachings of Bhagavad Gita shared by Guru ji
As per Bhagavad Gita, we have relationship with two things – Objects & Beings
If an object is broken down, we either repair, exchange or give it to someone. But this can’t be done with our relationships with beings, with people. We may have acquaintances with infinite people, but our key relationships are only with 7-8 people which are our close network of people.
Now, the million-dollar question is, how do we handle our relationships?
Relationship is such an important part of our life, but the irony is that we don’t get any formal education in schools, colleges or even in spiritual institutions on how to handle relationships. We don’t get any manual which will lead us to live our relationships to the fullest.
This is the primary motive of Bhagavad Gita to teach us how to take care of our relationships.
Chapter 6, Verse 5
उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् |
आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मन: ||5||Bhagavad Gita
The translation of this Verse is that we are responsible for our own elevation or debasement. Shree Krishna says that we must use the mind to elevate the self, he means we must use the higher mind to elevate the lower mind. In other words, we must use the intellect to control the mind. In addition to this, it says self-care is of utmost importance. We need to take care of ourselves before we can take care of others around us.
This also means that we should love ourselves and enjoy our own company. If we don’t enjoy our own company, we can’t expect people to enjoy our company. In other words, we have to keep ourselves psychologically healthy, stress-free.
For doing this, we have to take control of our emotions. We all are capable of handling ourselves.
How to get harmony in relationships?
Chapter 3, Verse 28
तत्त्ववित्तु महाबाहो गुणकर्मविभागयोः।
गुणा गुणेषु वर्तन्त इति मत्वा न सज्जते।।28।।Bhagavad Gita
The translation of this Verse is that everyone functions according to their temperament, they will act accordingly, and we can’t change anyone’s temperament.
It also translates that we need to keep ourselves cheerful so that we attract positive energy.
It teaches us that if we are not able to handle any problem / situation, we should surrender to the superpower, the Almighty God.
- We cannot change anyone else. We have to change ourselves
- Love ourselves
- Do not curse anyone especially kids
- We are capable