“Gita Jayanti” shares HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji – Muniji, “is the anniversary of the day, nearly 6000 years ago, when Sanjaya recited the words which Bhagwan Shri Krishna spoke to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. The Gita provides wisdom and upliftment, comfort & solace to people of all ages, from all walks of life & from all corners of the Earth.
“The Gita was spoken as Arjuna surveyed the battlefield of Kurukshetra. He told Krishna that he could not fight. Thus began the Bhagavad Gita.
“The teachings of the Gita however are not applicable merely to life on a battlefield, when war with our relatives is imminent. Rather the true battlefield is within us. Through the story of Arjuna and the battle, Bhagwan Shri Krishna gives us lessons for our lives. The real Kurukshetra is within us. Each of us is Arjuna, struggling with right and wrong, temptation, fear and frustration. Our bodies are our chariots, being driven all too frequently by our senses as the horses. The mind, ego, desires, lust and greed are the evil Kauravas with whom we must do righteous battle, from whom we must not shy away in fear. If we give the reins of our lives to God (as Arjuna made Krishna his divine charioteer), we will surely be victorious.
“Additionally, the Gita has the miraculous ability to give the reader exactly the answer and meaning he or she is searching for. So, if you open it today in the midst of a crisis at work you will come upon a passage that will speak something different to you than when you open it a year from now, looking for comfort after the death of a parent. Similarly, youth will find a different jewel in the treasure chest than adults will.
“The Bhagavad Gita shows us the way to live with God, to live with each other & to live with Mother Earth in peace & harmony. This wisdom and insight is as changing as the River Ganga, able to address the concerns of each generation, yet as stable and everlasting as the Himalayas themselves.”