DIVINE SCRIPTURE BHAGWAT GEETA: DIVINE SCRIPTURE BHAGWAT GEETA Submitted By – Group 4 ESSENCE OR PHILOSOPHY OF BHAGWAT GEETA: ESSENCE OR PHILOSOPHY OF BHAGWAT GEETA The Bhagavad Gita ("Song of God") is the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments, for all times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action. The Bhagavad Gita has influenced many great thinkers over the years. Teachings - Why do you worry without cause? Whatever happened, happened for the good What did you lose that you cry about? Continuation………..: Continuation……….. Change is the law of the universe. This body is not yours, neither are you of the body. Dedicate your being to God. Whatever you do, do it as a dedication to God. UNIVERSAL VALUE OF BHAGWAT GEETA & VALUES MENTIONED IN THE SCRIPTURE : UNIVERSAL VALUE OF BHAGWAT GEETA & VALUES MENTIONED IN THE SCRIPTURE WORDS OF WISDOM ‘One, who sees analytical study and devotional service to be on the same level, sees things as they are.’ ‘Regard honest well-wishers, affectionate benefactors, the neutral, mediators, the envious, friends and enemies, the pious and the sinners all with an equal mind.’ ‘For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.’ ‘A person in the divine consciousness, although engaged in seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, eating, moving about, sleeping and breathing, always knows within himself that he actually does nothing at all. Because while speaking, evacuating, receiving, or opening or closing the eyes, he always knows that only the material sense are engaged with their objects and that he is aloof from them.’ Continuation……: Continuation…… ‘All living entities are born into delusion, bewildered by dualities arisen from desire and lust.’ ‘At the time of death, the consciousness created by the living being carries him to his next body. If the living being has made his consciousness like an animal’s, he is sure to get an animal’s body.’ ‘Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead’ ‘That which dwells in the body can never be slain. Therefore you need not grieve for any living being’ ‘There are two classes of men who try to realize the self. Some are inclined to understand it by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others by devotional service.’ ‘Religion without philosophy is sentiment, or sometimes fanaticism, while philosophy without religion is mental speculation.’ Continuation……: Continuation…… ‘ Without being attached to the fruits of activities, one should act as a matter of duty, for by working without attachment one attains the Supreme.’ ‘Thus knowing oneself to be transcendental to the material senses, mind and intelligence, one should steady the mind by deliberate spiritual intelligence and thus—by spiritual strength—conquer this insatiable enemy known as lust’ ‘All living beings are but part of the Supreme, or, in other words, they are mine.’ ‘But ignorant and faithless persons who doubt the revealed scriptures do not attain God consciousness; they fall down. For the doubting soul there is happiness neither in this world nor the next.’ MANAGEMENT BY VALUES & ESSENTIAL REQUISITE FOR TODAY’S SENERIO : MANAGEMENT BY VALUES & ESSENTIAL REQUISITE FOR TODAY’S SENERIO “Mahabharata” is a true epic, which has given birth to Bhagvad Gita an ocean of both knowledge and ethical management. Many gurus have gone comprehensively to find out the intense meaning of each verse in Bhagvad Gita and trying to connect it to the present world. Verse that really made an impression, and also try to correlate the same with the present Management scenario. “ Karmanyava adhikaraste maa phaleshu kadhachana Ma karma phala hethurbhooma thei sangonstavi karmani “ Continuation……: Continuation…… ESSENTIALS - The best way to overcome such disturbances is meditation, laughing, and edifice in a sacrificial propensity. Remember, in Gita Krishna also said “One who sees me in all “is the real pundit. This is true, for a success, one has to be in different shoes to have a 360o view of the Task and also analyze the fruit of success in the same manner. HOW WE CAN APPLY THESE VALUES TO BUILD A GREAT TEAM : HOW WE CAN APPLY THESE VALUES TO BUILD A GREAT TEAM Introduction Management has become a part and parcel in everyday life, be it at home, office, factory, Government, or in any other organization where a group of human beings assemble for a common purpose, management principles come into play through their various facets like management of time, resources, personnel, materials, machinery, finance, planning, priorities, policies and practice. Management Guidelines from the Bhagavad Gita There is an important distinction between effectiveness and efficiency in managing. Effectiveness is doing the right things and Efficiency is doing things right. The general principles of effective management can be applied in every fields the differences being mainly in the application than in principles. Again, effective management is not limited in its application only to business or industrial enterprises but to all organizations where the aim is to reach a given goal through a Chief Executive or a Manager with the help of a group of workers. Continuation…..: Continuation….. Bhagavad Gita and Managerial Effectiveness Utilization of Available Resources Effective Manager. Work Commitment Work Results HOW CAN WE ERADICATE, SOCIAL EVILS FROM THE SOCIETY : HOW CAN WE ERADICATE, SOCIAL EVILS FROM THE SOCIETY Manager's Mental Health The ideas mentioned above have a close bearing on the end-state of a manager which is his mental health. Sound mental health is the very goal of any human activity more so management. An expert describes sound mental health as that state of mind which can maintain a calm, positive poise or regain it when unsettled in the midst of all the external vagaries of work life and social existence. Internal constancy and peace are the pre- requisites for a healthy stress-free mind. Some of the impediments to sound mental health are: Greed - for power, position, prestige and money. Envy - regarding others' achievements, success, rewards. Egotism - about one's own accomplishments. Suspicion, anger and frustration. Anguish through comparisons. Continuation…..: Continuation….. Gita tells us how to get out of this phenomenon by prescribing the following capsules: Cultivate sound philosophy of life. Identify with inner core of self-sufficiency. Get out of the habitual mindset towards the pairs of opposites. Strive for excellence through work is worship. Build up an internal integrated reference point to face contrary impulses, and emotions. Pursue ethic-moral rectitude. PRESENT THE STATUS OF WOMEN MENTIONED IN THE SCRIPTURE AND COMPARE WITH TODAY’S STATUS : PRESENT THE STATUS OF WOMEN MENTIONED IN THE SCRIPTURE AND COMPARE WITH TODAY’S STATUS BHAGWAT GEETA DESCRIPTION OF WOMEN According to the Bhagwat Geeta, "…those who take shelter in Me, though they be of lower birth — women, vaisyas (merchants), as well as sudras (workers) — can approach the supreme destination." This places women in a spiritual role similar to that of men. However, because of the place of women in traditional Indian society, women are thought to be inferior. This is clearly expressed in the Gita in a number of chapters. Women are thought to be untrustworthy and stupid, easily corrupted, and a hindrance to men on the path to liberation . Continuation…..: Continuation….. Friends, We think u have misunderstood. In this same Mahabharata,in many places, women were praised a lot.It is said, even gods are scared of PATHIVRATHA’S anger.bhagavan krishna himself became worried on the anger of gaandhari, a great pathivratha. In "Shaanthi parva", when dharmaputhra requests Bheeshma to explain about the nature of women. Bheeshma explains about two kinds. of women. 1. first, the most dangerous, selfish, wavering mind with sex desire and always discontented and even brahmadeva cannot satisfy them. 2. second, the women, who respects their husbands, worships elders and do their duties, sincerely with patience. the second varieties are said as the mothers to the whole world, and it is also said that the house becomes a hell, where these women are not happy and these kind of women must be respected and treated kindly and Krishna also agrees this. Continuation…..: Continuation….. STATUS OF WOMEN IN TODAY’S SENERIO The role of women in religion, especially Eastern religions, is a strange one. Western religions are fairly straightforward about a women's place. For example, most Western religions (excluding the Roman Catholic Church) allow women in leadership roles within the religious community. Judaism allows women rabbis, most Christian religions allow women ministers, and even Islam, which does not allow women mullah, have had many influential female sufi's throughout Islamic history. Women have had similar roles in Eastern religion. However, the big difference in Eastern religion is in the philosophical or scriptural attitude towards women versus the actual, "everyday role" of women. HOW TO MANAGE CONFLICT & STRESS, BY PRACTISING VALUES OF THE SCRIPTURE : HOW TO MANAGE CONFLICT & STRESS, BY PRACTISING VALUES OF THE SCRIPTURE PRACTISES TO MANAGE CONFLICTS - INTRODUCTION OF THE ARMY COMMANDERS WAR STARTS WITH THE BLOWING OF CONCH SHELLS ARJUNA WANTS TO INSPECT THE ARMY AGAINST WHOM HE IS ABOUT TO FIGHT ARJUNA'S DILEMMA ARJUNA DESCRIBES THE EVILS OF WAR WHEN GOING GETS TOUGH, EVEN TOUGH ONES CAN GET DELUDED KEY LEARNING OF THE BHAGWAT GEETA : KEY LEARNING OF THE BHAGWAT GEETA LEARNINGS - Easy to read and interesting. Messages are clear as presented in dialog form. Great to check out the wrong behavior and attitude of one. Gives knowledge about HUMEN. Brings closer to GOD. “WORK IS WORSHIP”.