Life lessons from the Bhagavad Gita. :)

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The literal meaning of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ is ‘Song of God’. Written in the form of a poem, Bhagavad Gita presents the principles of seemingly complex metaphysical science in the simplest form possible. For millennia, it has inspired millions of saints, leaders, scientists, philosophers and ordinary people worldwide. Listed below are the top 10 lessons from the Bhagavad Gita.

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10. The body is temporary – soul is permanent:
Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita compares the human body to a piece of cloth. A person should identify not with the body but the real Self within. One should not grieve for growing old or having a disease that cannot be cured. Just as worn out clothes are replaced by the new ones, the soul of a person acquires a new body. Identification with the Self instead of the body helps a seeker to be detached from the limitations of the…

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Life lessons from the Bhagavad Gita. :)

The literal meaning of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ is ‘Song of God’. Written in the form of a poem, Bhagavad Gita presents the principles of seemingly complex metaphysical science in the simplest form possible. For millennia, it has inspired millions of saints, leaders, scientists, philosophers and ordinary people worldwide. Listed below are the top 10 lessons from the Bhagavad Gita.

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10. The body is temporary – soul is permanent:
Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita compares the human body to a piece of cloth. A person should identify not with the body but the real Self within. One should not grieve for growing old or having a disease that cannot be cured. Just as worn out clothes are replaced by the new ones, the soul of a person acquires a new body. Identification with the Self instead of the body helps a seeker to be detached from the limitations of the human body.

9. Anger causes delusion – be calm:
It is due to anger that a person becomes deluded. As soon as the delusion takes over, his mind loses the power of discrimination. Subsequently, the reasoning capabilities of a person are lost. A person, who cannot reason justly, is destined to be doomed. Thus, anger is the fundamental cause of all sorts of failures in a person’s life. It is one of the three main gates of hell, other two being greed and lust. One must try to sidetrack anger while keeping the mind at peace.

8. Be temperate in everything – avoid extremities in life:
In Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says that a person is bound to fail in meditation if he does not strike a balance in his day to day activities. Eating too much or too less, for example, is not going to bring you any closer to God. Meditation can help a person overcome all sorrows but he must eat and sleep well, work daily and find time to enjoy recreational activities, too.

7. Wisdom becomes inaccessible due to selfish attitude – open up:
Just as a mirror covered by dust does not reflect images of objects, wisdom, too, gets obscured by selfish attitude. A selfish person cannot perceive the truth as it is when tackling relationship issues in day to day life due to his nature. Whether a person wishes to gain material wealth, succeed in a profession or acquire spiritual wisdom, giving up personal agendas is absolutely necessary to wade through doubts and disappointments.

6. The Supreme Being is always with you – always:
Mere acceptance of this sublime truth can transform the life of a person. It is the Supreme Being which acts through every living being. Releasing oneself from worries and all other negative emotions is easy by surrendering oneself to the almighty. Since a human being is only an instrument in the hands of God, regretting the past or fearing the future is pointless. The natural harmony of mind and soul is restored by recognizing the Omnipresent.

5. Do not abstain from ‘action’ – it doesn’t help:
Running away from duties is not the way forward. Spiritual wisdom or eternal peace cannot be acquired by forsaking friends or family members. In fact, it is not even possible to refrain from activity while living in the materialistic world. It is therefore advisable to fulfill all duties with utmost dedication. Renouncing various physical actions without subduing the constantly wandering mind is useless.

4. Equanimity in Actions – be free from the expectation of the outcome:
Most people end up doing a lot less than they’re capable of in their lives. It happens mostly due to the reason that they are either sedated by pleasure or pain. Every act of theirs stems from a wish to get rewards. If Steve Jobs, for example, did not just enjoy ‘working on unique designs and intuitive user experience’, he would have been far less successful. When a person is unaffected by potential success or failure, he is more likely to pour in all his energies in even small day to day actions.

3. Overcome desires – experience the stillness of mind:
All thoughts, feelings and desires take birth in the mind. Looking deep within one’s own self is not possible without first stabilizing the mind. The mind can be really quite only when a person is free from the countless desires. Just as we can look at the bottom of the ocean only when there are no ripples on the surface, the secrets of mind, heart and soul can only be known when there are no desires on the surface. Stillness of mind can open doors to wisdom, peace and tranquility for anyone.

2. Do not doubt:
Doubts in the self or an ‘absolute truth’ is the main reason why billions lead unhappy lives on the planet. According to Bhagavad Gita, a doubtful man cannot be at peace in this world or the next. It is important not to confuse this lesson with inquisitiveness which is an absolute necessity for a person to discover his own self. However, the habit of rejecting a philosophy, belief or truth told by a learned man is not productive at all.

1. Fear not:
What is the greatest fear of humans? Death, we all know it. Lord Krishna tells his friend and devotee Arjuna not to fear death at all. Death is merely a transitional phase. Death can only come to something which is not permanent; that which is real can never die. Whether a person is an ordinary citizen, a soldier or a leader, he must not fear of losing his life, position or wealth. Relationships, wealth and all other worldly objects are just temporary; they are tools to climb the ladder and realize the Self someday. It isn’t hard to guess how beautiful life would be if there is no fear at all.

Paresh Rawal at his best :)

Paresh Rawal is undoubtedly one of the finest actors in Bollywood, who has entertained us on the big screen and theater. From playing a villain to tickling our funny bone, he has created quite an impression in a variety of roles for more than three decades.

Trust me, with his dialogues he can inspire you to do a lot of good things.

So here are 12 Paresh Rawal dialogues that have the power to change us and teach us a lot of things about life:

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He can encourage you in whatever you do and wherever you are in life. :)

Source : http://www.storypick.com/inspiring-paresh-rawal-quotes/

Top 5 Funny Things about IMT, Hyderabad

Remembering IMT, Hyderabad 🙂

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1) Seven Water Bodies

Before joining here i thought that finally i could learn swimming 😛

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2) the always under-construction part of the building

Finally after many days i came to know that this was not under construction, it was a design 😛

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3) the architectural masterpiece

after getting tajmahal built, shah jahan cut the hands of the workers, same would have been the case after getting this one built 😛

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4) ACP : (After Class Participation)

these are the students who are so introvert that they fear to speak in class and could be seen making connections with professors outside class 😛

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5) Free Riders

these are the bunch of people who are never visible during group assignments. PLEASE BEWARE OF THEM.

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Most Amazing Pics of India : Part 2

The Taj Mahal, India’s architectural crown jewel is one of the seven wonders of the world.

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Loving service is the natural position of the soul. Sanatana dharma.

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Beautiful Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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This is how the mass of people get around in India. I have seen one of these with so many people hanging off that you could barely see the body of the auto-taxi.

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Beautiful Detail of Meenakshi hindu temple in Madurai, Tamil Nadu

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The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality.

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Tigers love water and are excellent swimmers. Here, in the Sundarbans National Park in India, tigers live in mangrove swamps and forests, sharing their habitat with saltwater crocodiles

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Ganga Aarti, Varanasi

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Theyyam, popular Hindu ritual art form of worship in North Kerala, India

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The place which has the first ever recorded use of number zero, Gwalior Fort, India

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Racing in Red – Kerala, India

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Saraswati Dance, would love a photo like this where I am in the front dressed in traditional clothing

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Rajasthan Man, India – on a bed of chilies…

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Colorful Canoes!

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These creeps pull the cobras’ fangs out before they “put on their show”. The snakes don’t live long afterwards. These people are really cowards

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Onam is the biggest festival in the Indian state of Kerala. It falls during the first month of the Malayalam calendar, which is Chingam (August–September), and marks the homecoming of the legendary King Mahabali. The festival lasts for ten days and is linked to many elements of Kerala’s culture and tradition. Intricate flower carpets, elaborate banquet lunch, snake boat races, Puli Kali and the kaikottikkali dance all play a part in the festival.

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Buddhha’s footprints carved in stone and strewn with flowers. Bodh Gaya Monastery, Bihar State, India.

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Khari Baoli, the Old Delhi spice market

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