Bhagavad Gita is a part of the great Hindu epic Mahabharata.
The holy scripture is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna.
Considered to be a doctrine of universal truth, Bhagavad Gita has long been influencing people not only in India but around the world also.
The Bhagavad Gita teaches us various important principles that relate to work, life, religion, philosophy and spirituality.
As we all know, Srimad Bhagavad Geeta, literally, the Divine Song of the Lord, is the holy book of the Hindus. A dialogue between Lord Krishna and Pandava Prince Arjuna, it comprises 700 shlokas across 18 chapters as part of the epic Mahabharata. It is believed to be a straight gospel from the lips of Lord Krishna as he advised Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
Arjuna tells Lord Krishna that he is becoming increasingly morose about losing his family and killing his brothers as he is forced to go to war with them: "Na ca saknomy avasthatum bhramativa ca me manah nitmittani ca pasyami viparitani kesava/ O Krishna, I am unable to keep composed; my mind is unsteady, and I see dire indications of inauspicious omens."
The battlefield is symbolic of life. Most of us are also full of fears and misgivings about meeting the challenges that life throws in our face. There are many moments when we feel overwhelmed, and want to slip away and not face situations that need solutions.