The most powerful 9 letter word is Knowledge and there are two kinds of knowledge. One is called Para Vidya and Second is Apara Vidya. Apara Vidya is the knowledge which we get through universities, it helps you make the living, and Para Vidya(Spiritual Knowledge) helps you make your life. There is a huge difference in living and Life.
So question arises. Why should I read Bhagvad Gita?
Is Bhagvad Gita is a book? Or more than book. Then, what is Bhavad Gita?
Bhagvad Gita is the message of the lord to the whole mankind.
Kurukshetra is not just a war, It is the war which we face in our daily life. Bhagvad Gita is a guide to solve our problems of life which we face in the form of Sadness – Happiness, Like – Dislikes, Negativity – Positivity. Inspite of the fact that this message was told by lord around 5000 years ago. But It is still relevant in this age of kali. Arjun’s disappointment and frustration are our everybody’s frustration (Both are same).
Arjun’s questions are those questions which we face daily. When we read Gita it is felt that the conversation is going on between us and lord. Do not confuse that Bhagvad Gita should be read by old age. It is not for youth. Everyone should start reading Bhagwad gita as early as possible. As said in Gita
“On who is sufficiently intelligent should practice the activities of devotional service from the tender age of childhood.”
This is a life manual like we can’t use any product without his manual. How can we live without reading the life manual. Arjun was young when lord gave bhagvad gita knowledge to him. Bhagvad Gita is for whole universe: Lord Krishna says in Bhagvad Gita that he gave this knowledge to sun 120 million years ago. Sun who gives his light to everybody equally, so it is for everyone.
Reading Bhagvad Gita does not mean that you have to become sanyaasi. Bhagvad Gita was told to Arjun who was a Grhastha(married) at that time. He got ready to fight with the difficult situation after getting knowledge of Bhavad Gita . He didn’t turned back and left his family to go back to jungle for sanyas.
So don’t waste your time. Go and start reading Bhagvad Gita without any further delay. If you don’t understand the philosophy of Shri Krishna then you will made a living but not a life. When you made a proper combination of Para vidya and Apara Vidya your life will change.