We are bound by the same country known as India. Every country has a different meaning for different people. Some love it due to its geography, while others may love it due to its glorious past. Keeping aside the present governance there is no dearth of possibilities in our country. It has got abundant amounts of natural resources which makes is different from others where only a unique set of features are present. Some countries are known for their hot and humid atmosphere other for its snow clad mountains. A few countries are known for their beaches which makes them hot tourist destinations. Not only does India have all kinds of geographical features, but also a vast amount of spiritual knowledge which can provide nourishment to every soul however stressed it is. We received this ancient knowledge from our glorious past, which we can be proud of. India is the abode of spiritual texts which we were written more than five thousand years ago. In them are embedded all kinds of sutras- be it management of self or that of a country or civilization.
Let us take one such spiritual text- The Bhagwad Gita. In English it translates to “The Song of God” through the mouth of God to a human who is entrapped in a situation where he can neither participate in a war nor abandon it. It is a small chapter given in “Mahabharata”- the largest epic ever written. The Bhagwad Gita is so effective that it has been included in the syllabus of business schools all over the world. It has been translated into many languages- be it English, French, German or Persian. Hence, we come to a question- Why it is so relevant to this day? The answer is simple. It is so very relevant because it tells us how one needs to spend one’s life. God tells Arjuna, the warrior, that it is the duty of every human being to accomplish the task assigned to him by the Almighty. Everybody takes birth on this earth for a purpose. The task of God is to remove Adharma and establish Dharma either through himself or through his subjects. A principle of physics also applies to life-that is for every action there is a reaction. So whatever we do to our fellow being will certainly come to us during the period we live in this or in our next birth. No can escape his karma. So, as we plant, so do we reap. When Openhimmer tested the first atomic bomb, he recited the shloka from Bhagwad Gita- “Now I am become death, the destroyer of the world”.
When it comes to management, we always kept our focus on western philosophy and leave aside our Indian system of management which believes in compassion, empathy and co-operation instead of competition. Yoga not only keeps our body fit but also creates a balance between the left and right part of our brain which helps us take decisions logically without losing the human touch. This country is full of energy and resources. It only depends on us how we utilize them effectively and create a harmony through our ancient teaching and its application to the contemporary world.
By Hitesh Singh Pundir
The Spirit of True Sacrifice
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