Janmashtami 2018: Timeless Lessons by Lord Krishna from the Bhagavad Gita
Lord Krishna and warrior Arjun depicted from the Mahabharata | (Photo Credits: www.BhagavatGita.com)

Janmashtami, the festival celebrating Lord Krishna's birth, will be celebrated on September 3 this year. The festival is a special occasion for the devotees of Lord Krishna, who wait all year long for celebrating the birth  anniversary of their beloved Nandlal or Maakhanchor as Lord Krishna is lovingly referred when talking about episodes from his childhood. But Janmashtami is not just a festival to celebrate, but also an important occasion to revisit the timeless lessons given by Lord Krishna in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, which is a treasure trove of knowledge and wisdom. Janmashtami 2018 Wishes: Best WhatsApp Messages, GIF Images, Facebook Status & SMS to Send Gokulashtami Greetings on Lord Krishna’s Birthday!

Let us go through some of the most important lessons taught by Lord Krishna in the Gita, that are also highly relevant in our times:

1. "There are three gates to the self- destructive hell: Lust, Anger, and Greed."

2. "Fear not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed."

3. "A man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he becomes."

4. "For one who has conquered his mind, a mind is best of friends, but for one who has failed to do so, a mind is the greatest enemy."

5. "Change is the law of the world. In a moment you become the owner of millions, in the other you become penniless."

6. "A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return."

7. "You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward, nor should you long for inaction. Perform work in this world, Arjuna, as a man established within himself - without selfish attachments, and alike in success and defeat."

8. "Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good. Have no regrets for the past. Do not worry for the future. Live in the present."

9. "Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered with delusion."

10. "Develop the right attitude towards your job and even the most mundane work becomes a source of joy." Lord Krishna and His 108 Names from Govinda to Vasudeva, With Meanings to Chant This Janmashtami 2018!

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. The Bhagavad Gita, originally in Sanskrit, means the song of the God and contains life and spiritual lessons given by Lord Krishna to the warrior Arjun, when the latter was  taken over with emotions and self doubt and refused to fight the Kauravas, who symbolically represented Adharma. The Bhagavad Gita comprises 18 chapters in the Bhishma Parva of the Bhagavad Gita.