Ancient Wisdom Was the Original Self-Help

How relevant can old Hindu scripture be to our modern lives? You might be surprised.

As one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, The Bhagavad Gita offers essential guidance on topics like knowledge, devotion, and spirituality. The world has always been filled with challenges and change. These old “self-help” scriptures can serve as a personal guide to how we can survive and thrive, no matter the century.

The core teaching of The Bhagavad Gita is that each of us must learn to fight the war within—the battle of self-mastery. Human desire exists between two opposing forces: the higher, divine tendency, and the downward force that leads to spiritual pain and imprisonment.

Translated by the well-known scholar and spiritual teacher Eknath Easwaran, The Bhagavad Gita offers insightful commentary that brings these teachings to life. Unlock a fount of ancient wisdom with our latest Instaread, now available in the app.

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