The Bhagavad Gita: Benefits of gifting Gita to your children

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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the spiritual gifts that hold the grace and power of God. Hindus consider it as auspicious and good for life. In many religions like Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, scriptures have their own significance.

In this materialistic era, the Bhagavad gita can be the right thing to show young children the true path. You often gift many things to your child for any special event like birthdays and festivals.

In this article, I will discuss on the Bhagwat Gita. I will tell you why Gita would be the best spiritual gift for your child. So let’s know the spiritual importance of Bhagavad Gita.

What is the Bhagavad Gita

It is a popular belief that Bhagavad Gita is a religious scripture. As Hindus consider the Gita their major religious scripture, many times this great thing is misunderstood.

Religious scripture definition

In simple terms, a scripture that promotes the ideas of a particular religious group is known as a religious scripture. A religious scripture is consists of certain rules and regulations that constitute the religion it endorses.

Does the Bhagavad Gita promote religious ideas?

To be honest, I don’t think the Bhagavad Gita promotes any religion. If you read the Bhagavad Gita, you will find Hinduism nowhere. It is actually a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna during the Epic Mahabharata war.

When was the Bhagavad Gita written

There was no proper evidence when of when was the Bhagavad Gita written.But some historians claim that the Gita book was written at some point between  400 BCE and 200 CE.

Who wrote Bhagavad Gita

Lord Krishna was the declarer of Gita during the Mahabharata war. But Veda Vyasa was the author who wrote the words of lord Krishna.

 Bhagavad Gita Definition

There are many people who claim that the Bhagavad Gita is based on war. But the truth is far away from this belief. Bhagavad Gita is a song that is neither based on war nor on love. It simply puts light on the life and its existence.

The Bhagavad Gita quotes in Sanskrit with meaning

Chapter3 Sloka-14

Anna:th bha:vanthi bhu:tha:ni

Parjanya:d anna sambhvaha|

Yajna:th bha:vathi parjanyo:

yajnah karma samudhbhavaha|

Meaning

from Food springs all life, from rain is born food; from sacrifice comes rain and sacrifice is the result of the action.

Summary

This shloka brings many spiritual gifts with it like action, sacrifice and nature’s laws. The most important thing that lord Krishna highlights here is action. He shows us how important action is for life.

Chapter3 Sloka-27

Prakruthe:h Kriyama:na:ni

Gunaih karma:ni sarvasaha|

Ahanka:ra vimu:dda:thma:

Kartha::ham ithi manyathe||

Meaning

All action is entirely done by nature. Man deluded by the senses of ‘I’ thinks, ‘I am the doer’.

summary

In this shloka, Lord tries to show the science of action which you read in physics. Lord says it is nature that causes everything yet man thinks he is doing all. Physics is nothing but the study of nature and its actions.

Chapter2 Sloka-27

Vasa:msi ji:rna:ni yattha: vihaya

Nava:ni gruhna;thi naro::para:ni|

Thattha: sari:ra:ni viha:ya ji:rna:ni

Anya:ni samya:thi nava:ni de:hi:||

Meaning

As a man discard torn garments and wear new, even so the embodied one casts off worn-out bodies and passes to new.

summary

In this Sloka, the Lord says that the soul is the actual doer that passes away when the body dies. He puts light on the mystery and gives the very simple example of torn garments.

Bhagavad Gita is consists of 18 chapters and 700 shlokas( hymns). So it is not possible to mention all. But all of them present the spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit. If you read complete Gita you will know very well, what are the spiritual gifts in Gita.

What are the spiritual Gifts your child can take from Bhagavad Gita

There are many good things  that your child can take from the Bhagavad Gita. Not only a child but also everyone can learn the best things about life and Gods power from Gita. Be that as it may, here are four basic things that your child can learn from the Bhagavad Gita book.

Karma (Action)

Karma is the most important thing in life. If karma will not be there then life cannot sustain. It is important for everyone to know how important karma is. So when a person learns about karma from his early age, he will lead a happy and peaceful life.

Yoga (Meditation)

Yoga or meditation is as important as karma. Karma is the process of life while yoga brings discipline to that process. From the Bhagavad Gita, your child can learn various aspects of yoga and implement it in his/her life.

Atman (Soul)

Bhagavad Gita is the only ancient scripture that describes briefly the soul. Once a person realizes what the soul is, he can never be cruel to others. He will understand the essence of life and love. I think every parent wants their children to be compassionate and lovable.

Paramatman( God)

When your child learns the Bhagavad Gita, he will discover the true form of God. There are many hymns in the Bhagavad Gita that puts light on the most mysterious things in this universe. It is said, one who understands God can never suffer in this world.

How to Gift the Bhagavad Gita to your children

If you want to gift Bhagavad Gita to your children you can gift it anytime. But you can make the event memorable as well. Therefore it will be a great thing to choose some festivals or events to gift this ancient scripture to your children. For kids, you can choose birthdays or school functions and for young people, marriage or vacations can be the perfect event to present this gift.

The Bhagavad Gita Book : Final thoughts

I would like to put my final thoughts with a hymn from the last chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.

Chapter-18 Shloka-63

Ithi the: jna:nam a:khya:tham

Guhya:th guhyatharam maya:|

Vimrusyaithad ase:she:na

Yatthe:chhasi thattha: kuru||

Meaning

Thus I have expounded to you the most mysterious of all knowledge; ponder over it fully, and then act as you will.

The Bhagavad Gita is 5000 years old scripture which is the oldest of all religions. Hence it becomes a spiritual gift from the ancient time. It never forces anyone to follow anything but shows the right path and suggests pondering over it. In this competitive world, anyone can become stressed easily.  I think it would be a great thing if we make our children spiritual and understand the essence of life through Bhagavad Gita’s hidden spiritual gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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