5 Sholkas From Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

 5 Sholkas From Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

1. Shloka 2.14 (Chapter 2, Verse 14) मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः। आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत।। mātrā-sparśhās tu kaunteya śhītoṣhṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ āgamāpāyino ’nityās tans-titikṣhasva bhārata

Meaning: This shloka teaches us that both happiness and sorrow are transient, just like the seasons. We must learn to endure both with equanimity and not let them disturb our inner peace. Developing resilience against life's ups and downs is key to maintaining tranquility.

2. Shloka 3.19 (Chapter 3, Verse 19) तस्मादसक्तः सततं कार्यं कर्म समाचर। असक्तो ह्याचरन् कर्म परं आप्नोति पूरुषः।। tasmād asaktaḥ satataṁ kāryaṁ karma samāchara asakto hyācharan karma param āpnoti pūruṣhaḥ

Meaning: This shloka emphasizes the importance of performing our duties with detachment and dedication, without worrying about the outcomes .

3. Shloka 3.21 (Chapter 3, Verse 21) यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जनः। स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते।। yad yad ācharati śhreṣhṭhas tat tad evetaro janaḥ sa yat pramāṇaṁ kurute lokas tad anuvartate

Meaning: This shloka highlights that people tend to follow the actions of those they admire or see as leaders. 

4. Shloka 3.35 (Chapter 3, Verse 35) श्रेयान् स्वधर्मो विगुणः परधर्मात्स्वनुष्ठितात्। स्वधर्मे निधनं श्रेयः परधर्मो भयावहः॥ śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt swa-dharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ

This shloka advises that it is better to fulfill one's own duties, even imperfectly, than to perform another's duties perfectly. Fulfilling one's own responsibilities leads to satisfaction and peace, while taking on others' duties can lead to anxiety and fear.

5. Shloka 18.58 (Chapter 18, Verse 58) मच्चित्तः सर्वदुर्गाणि मत्प्रसादात्तरिष्यसि। अथ चेत्त्वमहङ्कारान्न श्रोष्यसि विनङ्क्ष्यसि॥ mac-cittaḥ sarvadurgāṇi matprasādāttariṣyasi atha cettvamahaṅkārānna śroṣyasi vinaṅkṣyasi

Meaning: This shloka reminds us that by focusing our mind on Krishna and surrendering to His grace, we can overcome all obstacles. However, if we act out of ego and disregard His teachings, we will face ruin.