This Janmashtami, TV actors share their favourite Lord Krishna teaching and why it means so much to them.
Jasmin Bhasin: For one who has conquered his mind, his mind is his best friend. But for the one who has failed to do so, his mind is his greatest enemy. I meditate regularly. Lord Krishna’s words of wisdom are contemporary and people of all generations can relate with them. Krishna was the first one to teach us the value of Karm and Karma. What goes around comes around is a reality.
Ssharad Malhotra: There are three gates to the self-destructive hell: lust, anger and greed. This still holds true in modern times. Lord Krishna has left his inner richness in our hearts and minds. I feel very peaceful when I think of Lord Krishna.
Amit Sarin: I don’t practice murti pooja but I have been following satsangs with the teaching of Gita. The teachings of Lord Krishna are a philosophy that centres around the meaning and explanation of each aspect of a person’s life through the discourse on work ethics, devotion, education, service, charity. The Gita teaches us the goal of life’s journey and also of various stages of the journey. It also teaches one how to counter problems and challenges of life and also how to be preventive with regard to various crises and emergencies of life. Gita satsang has been life-changing for me.
Shashank Vyas: A man is made by his belief, as he believes so he will become. If we have positive thoughts, we will become positive. Lord Krishna teachings are practical and Geeta saar and Karma theory is a reality. It is coincidence my mother name is Geeta and people often call me kanhaiya. Lord Krishna was a perfect balance of mind and heart.
Ira Sone: Those who live in accordance with the divine laws without complaining, firmly established in faith, are released from karma. Those who violate these laws, criticizing and complaining, are utterly deluded and are the cause of their own suffering. Lord Krishna spoke truth perfectly and I can relate to his philosophies as they were practical and are useful in today’s times too.
Aniruddh Dave: If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection. Lord Krishna knew what he spoke, thought and practised. We as human beings can surely practically follow and do what he taught. Lord Krishna teachings have depth.
Vikas Verma: There are two ways of passing from this world – one in light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns. I have seen struggle but have also learnt that this too shall pass and I believe in the power of good intention always.