India is a land of festivals. Festivals have been part of our culture for ages. These festivals have a deep purpose, to keep the masses enlightened and aware of various aspects of life and living. Over the period we seem to have forgotten those benefits of the festivals, lost in the fun and frolic part of the celebrations. Janamashtami, the birthday of lord Krishna is celebrated remembering him as a naughty kid, the Makhan chor, the Ras-rasiaya and many more attributes of his that tickle the fun in us but it is equally important to also remember the principles for a meaningful life that he shared as part of the wisdom in Bhagvad Geeta.
So, along with my happy wishes for this Janamashtami, I would like to share a few of the teachings from the wisdom lord Krishna, that even after so many years, still hold value and meaning, actually more so, in today’s life.
“Happiness is a state of mind that has nothing to do with the external world.” – Lord Krishna
“The mind is fickle. It won’t obey you every time the mind misbehaves, use your discretionary intellect to bring it back to the equanimous position.” – Lord Krishna
” For one who has conquered his mind, a mind is best of friends, but for one who has failed to do so, a mind is the greatest enemy.” – Lord Krishna
“Among all kinds of killers, time is the ultimate because time kills everything.” – Lord Krishna
“Whatever happened was good. What’s happening is going well. Whatever will happen, will also be good. Do not worry about the future. Live in the present.” – Lord Krishna