The festival of Janmashtami marks the birth of the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On this day Krishna devotees decorate and display tableaux. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Gokulashtami or Shri Krishna Jayanti. Lord Krishna reformed the spiritual and evolutionary destiny of mankind. He educated the world not only about bhakti and dharma, but also about the ultimate reality. In the Battle of Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna enlightens Arjuna with his wisdom and teaches many life lessons that can be easily applied in our daily lives.
Lord Krishna through Gita tells us that whenever we are in any kind of moral dilemma, we should control our emotions and focus on our duty i.e. Dharma. Emotions make us weak and we deviate from the path of duty. The path of dharma is objective in nature, whereas the feelings of love, hate, jealousy, attachment are subjective in nature. Emotions should not be higher than the path of religion.
Lord Krishna says that everything happens for a reason. If you are going through bad times there must be a reason, and if you are enjoying glory there must be a reason. So, it is a cycle and you need to accept it.
Lord Krishna says that ‘one who does good never gets hurt’. Lord Krishna will protect the person who will follow his duty. He also says that man is a creature of intelligence and has the freedom of choice. The choices we make in our life will determine our destiny. Those who choose to do good are protected by Lord Krishna, and those who choose the path of unrighteousness are destroyed by their own wrongdoings.
Lord Krishna says that work is work, it is not small or big. You should love your work and give your best during work and it doesn’t matter how big or small it is.
Most of us are unable to concentrate on things because our mind is unstable. If not all the time, then there must have come a time in the life of all of us when we could not focus our attention on any one thing. There can be many reasons for this. Lord Krishna says that if you have mastered the art of meditation, the mind remains unshakable like the flame of a lamp in a windless space. That’s why you should include the practice of meditation in your daily routine.