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Bhagavad Gita Does Not Preach Miracles And Escapism - Bhagavad Gita Jayanti Special

Bhagavad Gita does not preach miracles and escapism but asks man to wholeheartedly to perform his duty.

The whole idea of Gita is asking man to do his duty without fear. It is asking a person to follow Dharma to attain happiness here and hereafter.

Why Gita will always be relevant is that because it is teaching universal truth not escapism and miracles. It does not support a group or sect. It is classless and without any religion. All that matters to Gita is the upliftment of all living beings.

The singular and surpassing strength of the Gita lies in its comprehensive outlook and understanding of different types of temperaments; of the higher ideals and truths into which all men are not equally awakened and yet into which it is inevitable all have to grow; of the clash of interest and duties devolving upon man in his attempt to maintain a harmonious relation between his own higher interests and ideals on the one hand and the stern realities of life on the other. TV Kapali Sastry

Sri Krishna argues in the Bhagavad Gita that life and action are deeper than logical processes. He advises Arjuna not to fritter away his life in scruples, tremors and hesitations, but asks him wholeheartedly to perform his duty.

The highest knowledge cannot be got by turning our attention inward, but only by conducting ourselves in our external relations, fully imbued with the spirit of all presence of the divine.

The Vedanta ethics does not ask us to sit with folded hands or, like the mystic, look down on earth or up to heaven, at nothing in particular.

In the world here and now, the individual inspired by the vision of beatific must do his level best to make his small corner of the world happier, nobler and better.

It is not the mystic in his cell or the philosopher in his retreat who is held up as a model, but the warrior fighting the righteous indignation the battle against the forces of evil and wickedness. Dr S Radhakrishnan