Dr. Pramod Mishra, Viditi Rastogi
Abstract: The first ever motivational leadership workshop which was given on the planet earth was in the battlefield of Kurukshetra and not in a air-conditioned conference room. One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is the Srimad Bhagwad Gita. Bhagwad Gita is the voice of Sri Krishna. It is the song of the Lord. Gita was spoken when there was deep crisis. The war was not with the words. It was a war where people were ready to kill each other. Gita was preached by Lord Krishna to motivate Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurushetra when Arjuna got depressed when he saw his relatives with whom he has to fight. It is a divine book containing unlimited knowledge. It contains transformative powers at the human and society level. The verses (shlokas) and teachings Gita can act as guide for developing effective managers. In this conversation four characters are involved: Krishna, Arjuna, Sanjay and Dhritrashtra. The whole conversation is of 48 minutes (one muhurta). It contains 18 chapters and 700 shlokas. Geeta is the essence of the Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads. One thing which is common between all persons who have become successful in this world is their ability to overcome challenges in life. We all face some kind or challenge in our lives. It is up to us whether we should become a warrior or a worrier. By applying the principles of Bhagawad Gita we can overcome challenges of our life and become successful. Any school or college student, doctor, engineer, housewive, chartered accountant, an executive fighting corporate battles, a sales employee trying to achieve sales target or a patient who is just being diagnosed with cancer or any life threatening disease can apply the principles of Gita in his/her life and overcome challenges and become successful. The paper focuses on how success can be achieved in daily life through the principles of Bhagwad Gita. It tells how Bhagwad Gita offers powerful motivational tools to handle tough times in life.
Keywords: Bhagwad Gita, Success, Motivational Tools