Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Role of bhagavad gita tenets in promotion of social harmony
Author(s): Namita Tayal
Abstract: ‘Unity in diversity’ has represented the multi-ethnic nation like India from year of its conception. Almost all the religions of the World whether it is Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Muslim etc. have preached for righteous relationship among the human beings to enforce peace and harmony. Holy Scriptures like Bhagavad Gita is one such widely accepted example. This paper focuses on the role of Bhagavad Gita tenets in promotion of social harmony. It is a theoretical paper wherein a rigors review of literature was undertaken to identify the themes derived from Bhagavad Gita that can be applied to promotion of harmony in society. 13 themes were selected and thoroughly studied, they include: Desire at the root of Conflict, Conflicts and their resolution, Peaceful surrender, Inner directed-ness nature of battles, Specific Yoga for each temperament, Relationship management, Rightful control over sense and mind, Detachment as a path to supreme, Theism leads to peaceful and harmonious society, God within, Saattvik personality, the highest standard of being, Importance of collaboration for human existence, and Inner peace transforms into global peace. Bhagavad Gita’s Teachings will serve as a foundation of nurturing values oriented education. And therefore it should be taught at different levels of education in widely understood languages in a neutral manner to enhance spiritual intelligence.