When My Manager suggested me to read Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

Yogesh Paaliwal
Fri, 09/11/2020 - 07:51
Bhagavad Gita

So it was my regular 1:1 meeting with my manager. I already told him that I'm not feeling well since long and in need of some holidays. He is a nice man, and recently went through a lot in his personal life. He is one of the most strong person I've seen.

Lets come to the meeting part. I told him that I'm going through mid-age crisis and not in mood of working. My frustration is increasing specially in this Covid pendamic. Where we are working from home and there is nobody to talk since last 6 months. There are family members, but we are not used-to of this kind of atmosphere where we are just working from home, talking to people on phone/meetings. Talking to face-to-face has its different meaning altogether.

 

Well, out of nowhere he suggested me to read Bhagvad Gita. And, I was impressed.

A small brief. Last year, his wife died due to cancer. It must be very painful days for him, and he took great care of her.

He told me that last year he went to Rishikesh and entered a Geeta Press Gorakhpur shop. Its a famous shop for any religious books. He told the shopkeeper that he wants to see what Bhagavad Gita is. Since many people praised this book, so he wanted to see what is there in the book. He said, shopkeeper gave a brief lecture to him about how to read. He explained me very well about how the shopkeeper explained. It has shlokas, hindi meaning etc. The shopkeeper asked him to read 2-3 shlokas daily in morning, and understand its meaning. Do not hurry. With this speed, you might finish this book within an year. And, if you don't like it or you think its a waste, come to me even next year, return that book to me. I will take this happily.

 

I told him that I started Bhagavad Gita few days back, but was in hurry to finish. And, I did not like it. I also wanted to understand its meaning. He explained me that there are some types of Bhagavd Gita, where each Guru try to write in their own style. He suggested me some author. I couldn't remember.

This gave me another motivation to read it again. Thanks

 

 

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