Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Scientific and Rational Tenor of Srimad Bhagvad Gita

India, land of dreams and spirits, of fabulous wealth and culture, of splendor and glory, is the only land through ancient times, whose enigma and charm lies in its imperishable in-depth knowledge of science and technology.

Last week, IIT Roorkee under NSS, had the privilege of having Shri Malayaj Garga, an alumni of IIT Kanpur, best -selling author of “THE HOLY GITA- The Discourse”, deliver an inspiring and thought-provoking presentation on ”The Scientific And Rational Tenor Of Srimad Bhagvad Gita”.

Shri Malayaj Garga delivering lecture
Following the enlightening words of Swami Vivekananda, “Strength is life, and Weakness is death”, Shri Garga apprised Gita as not being merely a spiritual but a finest piece of revolutionary book ahead of its time, in view of science and technology. Bhagvad Gita -the song of God- is where Krishna, the personified Self, motivated Arjuna to transcend the selfish interests of saving his own relatives and rise up for the collective benefit of dharma and tread the path of righteousness. Dr. Garga presented Bhagvad Gita as a guiding light that illuminates the path of the seekers irrespective of their caste, creed, color or country.

The book has answered several questions that have baffled great scientists over long time such as the big bang theory, fascinating topic of dark matter and energy. Atom and its constituents were already mentioned in this 5000 year old legacy. “Vasudeva Sarvam Iti”, as Shri Garga puts it correctly, is the crux of Gita and a key to profound mysteries which means that a higher consciousness or ‘Chetna’ pervades all living beings. Quoting several verses from Gita, he emphasized that even our minds and thoughts are a part of this powerful information storehouse which is responsible for striking a perfect balance and harmony among the elements and processes of nature. His creative approach to presenting interesting facts and enthusiasm for the credibility of the laws of physics, singularity, knower and the known, birth and death resonated with all of us. The time invested to achieve such a well-crafted message, which takes discipline and persistence, grabbed great admiration and applause.

Shri Malayaj Garg honored by Mrs. Smita Jha
Srimad Bhagvad Gita is the scripture of self-realization, of solutions to the eternal inner war that each of us wages with the army of self-limiting thoughts compromising our happiness in this world. It teaches us that fanatical discipline when combines with hard work, the challenges of mental fatigue and mind-blocks are no match in the pursuit of excellence and innovation.

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