I have recently begun a 15 month study of the Bhagavad Gita. A gita is a song and this gita is a dialogue between man and the divine on the battlefield of life. The Bhagavad Gita is called the universal book of guidance because even though it is a Hindu text, it has been studied by historians, scientists, scholars, religious people, and laymen of all religions and cultures. The Gita is a book of guidance to help an ordinary man become greater, stronger, and more self-realized.
The Bhagavad Gita can bring an inner transformation in my life because I am refining my values and virtues through the study process. When I focus my mind on virtues of fearlessness, purity of being, steadfastness in yoga and knowledge, giving, self-restraint, sacrifice, absence of slander, freedom from pride and so on, I can deepen my patience and peace and be closer to my own breath and to God. Scriptural study of all traditions is valuable.
May the Gita give me courage, strength, and wisdom to quiet those old patterned samskaras, develop new positive grooves, and help my students let go of those shackles as well.
Dancing on and on,