Gita Jayanti Speech

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”, said by one of the most memorable freedom fighters known to man, Mahatma Gandhi. These words Gandhi Ji said goes with the Bhagavad Gita very well. The Bhagavad teaches why we are here, what real purpose of this birth is, what type of problems we will face and how to face them. By taking in what the Bhagavad Gita has to offer us we are making a change in ourselves which will change the world.

December 23rd is Gita Jayanti, the birthday of the Bhagavad-Gita. We know that the Bhagavad-Gita was revealed to Arjun by Sri Krishna himself in the battlefield of Kurukshetra a little over 5000 years ago as it was narrated by Sanjaya to King Dhritarashtra as it happened between Sri Krishna and Arjun. In all that, we know that the Bhagavad-Gita is here for a reason, it is here to help us through good and bad times in life, it is here to give us advice, help us through our problems, and it is here to help us learn about our culture, religion, and our Gods.

The Bhagavad-Gita is here to help us through life by being there as soft as a flower and being as sharp as a sword. As kids we were always told the Bhagavan is always with us no matter what we are going through. Good or bad Bhagavan is still at our side, in our hearts, in our minds. The Bhagavad-Gita clearly states:

“I am seated in everyone's heart, and from me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedānta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.” Chapter 15, Shlok 15. It’s the perfect example of how the Bhagavad-Gita is as soft as a flower. It tells us that even when no one is with us, someone is with us. Bhagavan will always be with us. Bhagavan will guide us on the right path and support us in our times of need.

Because we know that the Bhagavad Gita is as soft as a flower then that means there has to be a part that is as sharp as a sword. The obvious fact about the Bhagavad Gita is that it...
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