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Bhagavad Gita as a Clinical Tool to Treat Psychological Problems

Just before the Great War in the Mahabharata, Arjuna developed anxiety, fear of failure and other psychological problems. That is why many scholars suggest Sri Krishna was counselling Arjuna to over the psychological problems. The present age is filled with Arjunas and modern psychiatry is now developing Bhagavad Gita as a clinical tool to overcome psychological problems.
Deccan Chronicle reports  The Bhagvad Gita is fast emerging as a clinical tool to treat certain psychological problems, particularly those related to anxiety, examination and interview fears, depression and a negative attitude towards life and career goals.   Sustained counselling by applying different psychological methods, as Krishna did to Arjuna, has been quite helpful in clinical practice.  Doctors also point out that the Gita, as a psychotherapeutic tool, best suits Indian conditions as the current Western models of psychological counselling have failed to deliver in the country.  Dr M.S. Reddy, head of psychia…

You are the one observer of all and in reality always free – Sage Ashtavakra Teachings

You are the one observer of all and in reality always free.

Your bondage is this – you see the other, not yourself, as the observer and the doer; thus has the black snake of ego bitten you.
I am not the doer. Drink this divine nectar of fruit and be happy.
I am the one pure awareness, thus I have burnt the forest of your ignorance with this fire of certainty.
Being beyond sorrow, be happy. You are that bliss, that ultimate bliss within which this imaginary world is project, like a snake and a rope. Knowing this, wander happily.
He who considers himself free is free, and he who considers himself bound is bound, because in this world the proverb is true, “As you think, so you are.”
The soul is the witness, all pervading one, free consciousness; free from doing, absolutely alone, non-attached, desireless, peaceful.
Because of illusion it looks like the world. I am an individually protected life. Drop this illusion and also this feeling of inner and outer, and awaken in the thought tha…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 14, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 14, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:35 AM on September 14. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 3:49 AM. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi till 3:49 AM. Then onwards it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followe…