Our daily lives in Covid era are surrounded by deaths – of our near ones, someone whom we knew and some well-known figures. Death is inevitable. Death is indeed a loss, but when we are not able to say a final goodbye, our grief is compounded.
Most of you have read the ’Mahabharata’ and are aware of the importance of Krishna's role in it. Through the ’Bhagavad Gita’, everyone is aware of the conversation that took place between Sri Krishna and Arjuna in Kurukshetra. These conversations of Madhava and Partha are not confined only to war, and Geeta’s essence applies to every step of our lives.
Selflessness is to value more with the needs and wishes of others than one’s own. Being selfless helps us identify and connect with others that itself is rewarding. It helps crush our egos because we are not acting out of pride or for a desire to be recognized. Selflessness helps us act from our heart and soul instead of our ego, tapping into our true desired emotions.
Srimad Bhagavatam Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 54: Sri Sootha said: When Sri Krishna decided to leave the earth for his abode, the Lord gave a philosophical discourse enshrined in Volume 11 (Ekadasa Skandam) of Srimad Bhagavatam to this favourite and ardent disciple...
Srimad Bhagavatam, Mahatmyam, Chapter 3 Sloka 42-43: These two slokas state that those who do not read Srimad Bhagavatam are wasting their lives.