What if Bhagavad Gita bewilders you?
What if Bhagavad Gita bewilders you?
A PERSON WILL HANDLE HIS EVERY TASK INCLUDING BUSINESS/ JOB/ STUDIES, WITH A BALANCED APPROACH, IF HE READS AND TRIES TO FOLLOW BHAGAVAD GITA IN LIFE.
Bhagavad Gita should be read and followed TO GET PURIFIED FROM THE MATERIAL CONTAMINATIONS.
Here, we should note an important thing. If you work for your own pleasure, you are contaminated. At the same time, if you perform the same works for the pleasure of Krishna, you get purified from material contaminations.
Here comes Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita, stage by stage teaches how to work without attahments to results, how to worship Lord with (i) Our assigned Duties (Karma Yoga), (ii) Knowledge (Gnana Yoga) and (iii) Dedicating Ourselves (Bakthi Yoga).
Out of the above three paths, Bakthi yoga, ie, dedicating Ourselves to Lord is the topmost stage.
You can evaluate yourself and select any one of the above three paths. If your present family and business situation permits, you can straightaway go to Bakthi Yoga. If you find Bakthi yoga difficult to follow now, follow atleast Karma yoga now that will later take you to Bakthi yoga when your situation improves.
Or, if you are very much interested in knowing about Lord, keep following Gnana yoga, ie, worshipping Krishna through Knowledge. You can learn about Krishna. On a later stage, when your situation improves, you may come to the serious bakthi yoga.
One should not get frustrated seeing some devotees remaining all the time in temples and going to home just to sleep. Their situation is like that. A lady who has finished all her family responsibilities can remain in the temple all the time. You should not see her action alone. Evaluate what her situation is. Can another girl who is working in an I.T company also remain in temples all the time?
Therefore, we should not get frustrated just reading something or seeing others. We should customize our own way of following devotional life.
Same applies to Bhagavad Gita. Lord speaks about the above three paths to get connected to Krishna Himself.
If you can follow only karma yoga now, follow that.
If you can follow only Gnana yoga now, follow that.
If you can straightaway follow Bakthi Yoga, that is so good.
Here, you should remember one thing. Many people are thinking that following Bakthi yoga is
difficult and hence like to end up with following Karma yoga or Gnana yoga.
Only the bakthi yoga is easy IN THIS KALIYUGA BECAUSE LORD CAN BE ACHIEVED JUST BY (i) CHANTING HIS NAMES , (ii) DEVELOPING MATERIAL DETACHMENTS AND (iii) PERFORMING OUR ASSIGNED DUTIES JUST TO PLEASE KRISHNA.
Bhagavad Gita can not confuse a person. Each and every sloka of Bhagavad Gita is possible to follow. Lord do not expect everyone should IMMEDIATELY come to Bakthi yoga and He knows that it is not possible because everyone is unique in nature. That is why, Lord has given choices to choose according to the position of the sathaka (practitioner) and his preferences.
If you are doing a business, you can do your business still better if you work without attachments to results. This will help you to face both the ups and downs in your business. And, you can read Bhagavad Gita during break time. You can chant as much as possible during break time.
Thus, each and every sloka in Bhagavad Gita encourages us to lead our life meaningfully and get elevated. Therefore, there is no point in getting confused.
When we clean our house after long time, more dusts will come out. Similarly, for the persons who has more material attachments (dusts), spiritual matters will kindle those attachments and make him free from the attachments (dusts).
All the best.