Think Different

The Bhagavad-Gita challenges the principles which underpin our life

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If someone tells a lie loud enough and long enough, others begin to accept it as truth. When enough people are convinced by that ‘truth’ it becomes a culture. If that culture is somehow transmitted to the next generation, it becomes a tradition. Such traditions, and the worldviews and behaviours they espouse, become etched into society, followed by millions, usually without question. Our weapons of mass instruction - educational systems, media powerhouses and community structures - reinforce these traditions, causing untruth to perpetuate over decades and centuries. Blind leading the blind, all completely oblivious to the illusion.

Amidst the mass of people are some unique individuals who begin to challenge what everyone else passively accepts. It takes courage to question, intelligence to search, and determination to change. Beware… going against the grain is risky business! It’s much easier to go with the flow and tread the path of least resistance. The world has its preconceived notions – what’s acceptable and what’s not – and most people seamlessly fit right in. Yet some just can’t. The excitement, intrigue and hunger to find out what lies beyond the ‘safe’ path in life drives them to embark on the road less travelled.

Over the centuries, philosophers, spiritualists, scientists and thinkers have discussed and debated with a view to understanding the world in a more profound way. The sages of the East were no different. In the ancient body of literatures known as the Vedas, they documented a spiritual understanding of the self, the universe and the deeper purpose in the journey of life. The essential truths they disclosed inspire one to break free from stereotypes and upgrade their existence. Endowed with such insights, one can flourish on all levels - physically, emotionally, socially, and most importantly, spiritually.

Read on, and discover how Krishna coaches Arjuna to approach the world in a way quite different to what we’ve been taught growing up. You can cheat some people all of the time, and all people some of the time. You can’t, however, cheat all the people, all the time. The Bhagavad-Gita launches a head-on challenge. Krishna invites us to think differently. We must resist the temptation to be ‘normal,’ because those who are now considered ‘normal’ accept the principles and practices of an insane world. Are you ready to be different?

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