My Favourite Book
Books are the best food for our mind. They give us a peculiar joy and we forget all the cares and worries of life. The serious books are intended for sober and thoughtful minds. They mould our thought and give us a proper direction. They are the best guides and philosophers. I an myself greatly influenced by Bhagwad Gita, the greatest book which India has produced so far It has no rival. It teaches us the secrets of ideal life and duty.
Bhagawad Gita tells us that we should do our duty at all times whatever the duty is at the moment and forget everything else. When we do our duty, we should not look for any kind of reward. When our duty is done properly, it is its own reward. We should not do anything for our profits and we should not be afraid of losses. Whatever we do, it should be done out of a high sense of duty.
In order to do our duties properly, Bhagawad Gita tells us, we should rise above the pains of opposites. Neither cold nor heat should disturb us. We should not care for gains and losses, pleasures and pains. We should keep our minds steady like a flame in a hurricane lamp which is not disturbed by the wind outside.
Bhagawad Gita embodies a message of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the battle of Mahabharata. Arjuna was unwilling to fight because he would not like to kill his kith and kin. But Lord Krishna told him that was his duty at the moment because they were responsible for much evil in the world. Besides, the people whom he was to kill were already killed by God. He was only to lift his sword and they would fall. He was not the killer. True killer was God. The time for the death of Kurus had come. He was only an agent of the will of God.
Bhagawad Gita does not tell us to renounce the world for Godly persuits but instructs to be more active in the worldly affairs but not be involved himself in the love of this world. The life here is all temporary and as such being attached to the world is the biggest blunder. We have to live this life temporarily and prepare for a larger life beyond this world. Love of the people is the’actual love of God is what Bhagawad Cita teaches.