Friday Wisdom-The Bhagavad Gita
August 19, 2023
I’m jotting down today’s blog as I relax in the business lounge at Manila International Airport.
I’m on a business trip here, and earlier today, I popped over to the office of Esquire Finance – a client of ours and the biggest non-banking SME lender in the country.
The minute I walked into their swanky office in the Central Business District, I was greeted by a framed message board that read “ONE LINER BHAGAVAD GITA.” I couldn’t help myself – I snapped a picture and dropped it below for you to check out.
In case you’re not familiar, the Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture synthesizing several philosophical concepts of Hinduism. It delves into life’s purpose, duty, and spirituality. Lord Krishna imparts wisdom on righteous action, devotion, and self-realization, emphasizing detachment from outcomes. The Bhagavad Gita addresses many of life’s dilemmas and paths to liberation, presenting diverse paths like Karma (action), Bhakti (devotion), and Jnana (knowledge). The Gita promotes self-mastery, transcending desires, and unity with the Divine. It’s a timeless guide offering insights on navigating challenges, ethical conduct, and spiritual growth, resonating across cultures and philosophies.
The Gita in itself is a slice of the bigger mythological magnum opus, The Mahabharata. If you’re curious about the Bhagavad Gita, here is a link to explore.
What makes this poster interesting is that it gives those of us(like me) uninitiated to this beautiful text – a neat snapshot of what the Bhagavad Gita is all about.