Awakening Inner Strength: 3 Insights from the Bhagavad Gita

Timeless Lessons to Harness Masculine Energy and Lead an Authentic Life

Anand Swamy

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The Bhagavad Gita, translated from Sanskrit as “The Song of God,” is a poignant conversation between the warrior Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna, who symbolizes divinity or God.

Their dialogue unfolds during the initial stages of the Mahabharata, a colossal war waged between the forces of good and evil.

Arjuna, embodying righteousness, is faced with the heart-wrenching task of battling many of his childhood family and friends who represent the forces of darkness.

Throughout their discourse, Arjuna grapples with apprehension, anxiety, and a paralyzing fear of confronting his kinsmen. In response, Krishna enlightens him about the moral and ethical imperatives of life.

There are numerous lessons derived from the Bhagavad Gita. Today, I wish to shed light on three that can invigorate our masculine energies.

Regardless of one’s biological makeup, both men and women harbor feminine and masculine energies. For this article, I delve into the latter, even though the Bhagavad Gita discusses both.

“You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction.” — Chapter 2, Verse 47

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Each role we assume in life demands its unique responsibilities. As a parent, nurturing your child is paramount. If employed by a company, ensuring its prosperity by fulfilling your duties is crucial.

We will play many roles during our existence. However, being attached to the outcome of our obligated duties is a trap.

The true reward lies in the act itself, with the outcome merely a secondary consequence.

While we cannot dictate the…

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Anand Swamy

I write about personal development and self awareness.