Thousands of years ago, the Bhagwat Gita, the holy Book of the hindus, the vast ocean of knowledge, the way of life was given to us mortals by none other than the Lord Himself. The teachings that he showered on Arjun at that time is of unparalleled importance even in today's world. people of my age have forgotten the very essence on which Hinduism is built. However, its not only the Hindus who should be benefitting from the teachings of Lord Krishna. The message holds in equal stead to one and all, transcending the barriers of religion and locations. In this article, I intend to take the principle of Karma, the 'Karma Yoga' or the 'Karma Sidhanta' to all you readers. $0$0$0$0Lord Krishna says "Karmanyevadhikaraste mafaleshu kadachan" ie. Men should continue to do their duties without thinking about the fruits of it. Modern men like you and me will immediately ask the question then, "it is the desire to achieve a goal that makes us persue our duty. If the aim itself is lost, why will anyone even persue his duty?" Logical, and why us? Even Arjun had the same thoughts as these when Lord Krishna advised him about this. However, we should realise the ultimate truth in this. It is from the anxiety of acheiving something, of succeeding, that instills the fear of defeat in the minds of we humans. With the fear of defeat, man loses his focus and his mind goes astray. As his mind goes astray, his intelligence departs him. Destruction is not far away for such a mind. And this leads to complete destruction. Hence it is of paramount imporatance to disconnect ourselves from thinking of the fruit of our actions.
But this does not imply that we should not think of the results before acting and act like a maverick. It simply means that whatever is necessary to be done while treading on the path of truth or dharma, we should do it without fearing of its fruit. The fruit may not be to our liking, but whatever it is, it is in the larger interest of us. If man realises this universal truth, he will never ever be unhappy again.$0$0$0$0$0Man is selfish. And why not. It is the inherent characteristic of every mortal in this world. So a man by virtue of his unique identity in this world must be selfish. Selfishness is born out of the survival instinct that every mortal in this world is born with. It is further born out of man's constant desire of satisfying his senses. However a man must keep his senses within his control. He should become the master of his senses than letting them take over the reins of his mind. The moment a man's senses are in his control, his mind will never sway from the path of truth and such a man will be free from all kind of sorrows. Because this man will be unruffled by either happines or grief. He will treat both of these with the same attitude. Balance is the fundamental principle on which this world is afloat. That man who will maintain a perfect balance in his life will be blessed. $0