Teachings of Lord Krishna
Lord Krishna, is the one of the most loved Gods of the
Hindu religion. His teachings on various aspects of human life to Arjuna
during the epic battle of Mahabharata are world famous. His teachings
were written in form of a book by famously known as Bhagwad Gita.
Bhagwad Gita literally means divine songs of Lord. Teachings of the
lord, are relevant even in the present age. They are being promoted by a
number of spiritual gurus. Few of his important teachings are as
- Four Kinds Of actions: According to Lord Krishna there
are four kind of Actions or karma that a human can perform they are,
Kamya Karma- Actions performed for selfish gains, Nishiddha
Karma- Actions that are forbidden bu holy texts and scriptures,
Nitya Karma- Actions that must be performed daily and
finally Naimittika Karma-Actions that must be performed on
certain special occasions. Lord Krishna clearly forbade his devotees
to perform the first two kinds of Karmas as they lead to rebirth and
laid stress on the performance of the latter two as they help in
getting Moksha or Nirvana, in other words, salvation.
- Liberation and Bondage: Lord Krishna emphasised on being
free from all kinds of negative and positive emotions like, joy,
sorrow, grief, happiness, jealousy, as they are all illusions or
maya. These emotions are ephemeral. All the beings are bonded due to
lack of knowledge but they get free and achieve liberation once they
realize that the world is nothing but illusion. All the souls taking
birth on the Earth must surrender to Lord, be free form attachments
to living and non living objects. One should not be conditioned by
body or the worldly things around.
- Glory Of Satsanga: Lord Krishna described, 'satsanga' as
the fastest means to be closer to him and please him. Satsanga
literally means being in the company of Sadhus or the knowledgeable
one, as it helps in reducing and finally putting an end to
attachment of all kinds.
- Withdrawal from Sense-Objects: Lord Krishna preached
withdrawal from all the sensory- objects as a means to avoid
delusion. All the objects of desire ultimately lead to misery. One
must control his senses and not run after the pursuit of desires. As
soon as one of the desire is fulfilled, another desire takes its
place thus creating a vicious circle. One shoul give up ahmkara or
Ego and identify only with God.
- Importance of Meditation: Lord Krishna emphasises on the
benefits of meditation. It is a means of introspection, looking
inside oneself, being close to God and removing oneself from the
materialistic world. One should sit in a comfortable position,
placing both the hands on the lap and fixing th eyes on the tip of
the nose, followed by deep breathing. The mind should be free from
all thoughts and chanting only the universal sound of 'Om'.
- Path to Life Long Happiness: Lord Krishna describes,
Karma(action) Jnana(Knowledge) and Bhakti (Devotion) as the three
fold way to attain Lord and please him. This is sure shot way to
achieve happiness and Moksha. Being knowledgeable will help perform
the right Karma and not worry about the fruit of the action.
Devotion to God heps introspect and remove from the worldly desires.
The three paths lead to removal of illusion or maya.