Why do people read Bhagawad Geeta ??

27 Feb

 This is a beautiful story – if inspired please pass it on, else keep it can’t say when it might inspire you!

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Geeta.

His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, ‘Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagavat Geeta just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagavat Geeta do?’

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, ‘Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.’

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house.

The grandfather laughed and said, ‘You’ll have to move a little faster next time,’ and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home.

Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.

The old man said, ‘I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough,’ and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.

 The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, ‘See Grandpa, it’s useless!’

  ‘So you think it is useless?’ The old man said, ‘Look at the basket.’

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

‘Son, that’s what happens when you read the Bhagavat Geeta. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Krishna in our lives.’

I got this in an e mail.

I thought I an share this here .

‘Celebrate Life. Care for others and Share whatever you have with

Those less fortunate than you.

Broaden your vision, for the whole world belongs to you.’

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7 Responses to “Why do people read Bhagawad Geeta ??”

  1. praneshachar February 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    wonderful message in the story it is simply superb cleanliness is the key and that is required be it for clothes, body or mind. geetha cleans mind and make u more matured and you will be different person and look at the things in a different way.

    “Celebrate Life. Care for others and Share whatever you have with

    Those less fortunate than you.

    Broaden your vision, for the whole world belongs to you.’”

  2. ramsblog February 28, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    awesome! – Absolutely!
    There is also a saying – from geetha again – “karmanye va …. maa phaleshu kadhaachana…….” So, I think being able to understand or not, keep doing the right karma and results will be poured one way or the other – and most times it is better than what we otherwise expect as results…

    Thank you for sharing this inspiring story…

  3. niks February 29, 2008 at 4:04 am #

    Lovely piece of anecdote. Just the kind which can keep me going during hard times at work. Many a times i do feel like the boy and when my team members come to me, i advice them like the grandpa
    🙂

  4. dinsan March 1, 2008 at 6:23 am #

    really sweeet 🙂

  5. srik May 20, 2008 at 11:40 am #

    Wonderful…. We need to sharewhat we possess(knowledge) and get the knowledge from others’ experience too 🙂

    What a noble thought.

  6. b.n.nagaratna April 30, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    Bhagawadgeetha- its a key toour nations success story
    mental tool to work with,story naration is very nice,touching.
    I am regular reader of geetha,the same question arised me from the child food
    so,you solved my problem also

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