BhagavadGita Motivates to Mind the Mind

Our Mind or Manas is a wonderful thing as long we can control it! Mind is often compared with a monkey (Mana Markatah), which is constantly jumping from tree to tree / hopping from a branch to another on a tree. Like this monkey's behavior, mind tends to switch between various thoughts. It is the … Continue reading BhagavadGita Motivates to Mind the Mind

BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Procure Peace

Peace isn't just freedom from war and violence. If we look more closely, we are constantly battling various emotions / thoughts within our mind. We are on a perpetual hunt for peace and happiness. When the mind and senses aren't in our control, we can be easily disturbed by anything / anyone around us. When … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Procure Peace

BhagavadGita’s Counsel to Control Conceit

Excessive-pride / conceit / arrogance / self-importance is another vice that hampers our growth. Dictionary meaning of Conceit is: "excessive appreciation of one's own worth or virtue". Excessive-pride shouldn't be confused with just pride. There is nothing wrong in feeling happy and proud about reaching a milestone in our life through hard-work, but letting those … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Counsel to Control Conceit

BhagavadGita Motivates to Master Merciful Characteristic

Let us start this blog with a question: What is forgiveness? Psychologists define forgiveness as "A conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness." If we take the time to either introspect or observe people around … Continue reading BhagavadGita Motivates to Master Merciful Characteristic

BhagavadGita’s Guidance to Rein in Lust

In this blog, the pointers given by Lord Sri Krishna to rein in the lust are discussed. Srimad Bhagavad Gita says, "Lust, Anger, and Greed are the three Gates to Hell." So, what is Lust? It can be defined as a strong feeling / emotion caused by the desire for an object when one already … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Guidance to Rein in Lust

BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Lay Aside Laziness

Laziness is a characteristic of being unwilling to do anything despite having the ability to do it. Sometimes, it can be due to fear of failure, lack of self-esteem, unsure about life's purpose, or a symptom of physical / psychological illness. Once the root cause of laziness is determined, one needs to take necessary steps … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Lay Aside Laziness

BhagavadGita Emphasizes the Need to Curb the Greed

What is Greed? Dictionary meaning of Greed is: "intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food." It makes one forget about principles and values of life. Greed is not merely caring about money and possessions, but caring too much about them. The greedy person is too attached to his / her things, … Continue reading BhagavadGita Emphasizes the Need to Curb the Greed

BhagavadGita’s Direction to Defeat Depression

Depression is a topic that tends to be a taboo topic and gets talked about in a hushed manner! It isn't a crime / sign of weakness / curse to feel depressed. It is just a unhealthy state of mind / brain just like any other organ in our body. If pancreas fail to do … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Direction to Defeat Depression

Mind Your Mind to be Happy & Healthy

We have either read or heard of this: 'Happiness is a state of Mind. It is not in the external objects, but is an Inherent Quality of Every Soul' Still we associate our happiness to external objects and even hand-out our happiness's remote control to others!! try so hard to be happy! If we closely … Continue reading Mind Your Mind to be Happy & Healthy

BhagavadGita’s Solution for Confusion

Confusion is a symptom / state of emotion that makes one feel as if he / she cannot think clearly or not capable of taking decisions. (NOTE: This blog post is part of a series; please refer to BhagavadGita, The Solution Provider to access the complete series.) Over-analysis / overthinking / self-doubt often lead to … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Solution for Confusion