MY FAVOURITE RELIGIOUS BOOK
Religion is the iron frame of our life. A man of religious mind has great sense of duty and discipline. He is not selfish and narrow-minded like the people who do not believe in religion. It is always good to have some religion, whether one is Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh or whatever. Every religion is good. It keeps us on the straight path of duty to God and mankind. In order to understand a religion properly, we should study its scriptures. Scriptures are religious books. In them we find all the fine points and principles of a religion. In fact, all scriptures teach the same principles. It all depends on how we understand them and put them into practice.
My favourite religious book is Bhagwad Gita. I read a chapter from Bhagwad Gita every day. I get true light from the
Bhagwad Gita. It gives me great help and solace in my trials, troubles and tribulations. It is a great medicine for a sick soul in sick world.
Bhagwad Gita is an episode from the Mahabharata. Arjuna is unhappy because he has to fight against his own kin in the Battle of Kurukshetra. He sees his uncles, cousins, tutors, brothers and near relations standing in the battle field to fight and die. He does not want to kill them, so he approaches Lord Krishna for his advice in this matter.
Lord Krishna says to him, “Why are you feeling dejected in the performance of your duty? It is disgraceful, contrary to duty and the foundation of dishonor. Abandon the weakness of your heart, stand up and fight.
Lord Krishna tells him—and us—that everybody should do his duty in this world, whether it is good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant, without expecting rewards. “Those who are wise in spiritual things grieve neither for the dead nor for the living. They are only bound by their duty to the world.
Lord Krishna said, “Make pleasure and pain, loss and gain, victory and defeat, the same to you.”You should do your duty under all circumstances without caring for anything else in the world.
He added, “Let the motive for action be in the action itself and not in the reward.” Your mind should be undisturbed in adversity. You should be happy and contented in prosperity. You should be a stranger to anxiety, fear and anger. Such a man is called muni, that is a wise man.
“Do thou perform the proper actions? Action is superior to inaction. The journey of the body cannot be accomplished through inaction. Perform all your actions as sacrifice to God….”
Beings are nourished by food, food is produced by rain, rain comes from sacrifice and sacrifice is performed by action.”
Therefore, perform your actions at all times unmindful of the results and fruits of the actions. The man who does that which he has to do becomes one with the Supreme God. He is far above the world. He gets liberation and he is free from troubles and tribulations once and for over.
Therefore, we should control our self and devote ourselves it to the performance of our duties, for “Self is the friend of self, and in like manner, self is its own enemy.”