Educational Implication of Bhagavad Gita and Its Relevance in the 21st Century By Ms. Bini T.V. and Dr. Seema Menon K P


The ancient Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita, is a timeless source of wisdom that significantly informs modern education and life in the 21st century. This sacred dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna during the battle of Kurukshetra provides a treasure trove of insights into layers of Moral education, which is an integral part of the teachings of the Gita. Leadership development is another critical area, providing a moral compass to navigate the ethical challenges of the modern world and helping individuals and nations make moral choices in the face of complex ethical challenges. The Gita principles of selfless leadership and ethics are critical in an era of dynamic and varied leadership challenges. It guides confronting with humility, compassion, and commitment to the greater good. Furthermore, the Gita speaks of mental transformation and well-being, necessary in an age marked by high stress and emotional turmoil. It provides individuals with practical tools for better mindfulness, stress management, and emotional balance. Conflict resolution and diplomacy, skills invaluable in a world marked by geopolitical and interpersonal tensions, are deeply embedded in the essence of the Gita. Its teachings offer essential strategies to balance and achieve peaceful conflict resolution. Interpretations and interreligious relationships are also essential factors. The universal themes of the Gita and its compatibility with belief systems encourage a broad approach to spirituality, ethics and philosophy. It fosters tolerance, understanding and cooperation across faiths and academic disciplines.

Keywords: bhagavad gita, ethical education, leadership development, emotional intelligence, mental wellbeing, conflict resolution

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