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September 7, 2017

Bhagavad Gita: the Ultimate Spiritual Guide for our Time.

Our garden hasn’t been getting enough water.

Or, more accurately, some parts have been getting too much water—and some parts, too little. I needed to re-program the little box that controls the irrigation system.

The control box has a lot of buttons—too many, in my humble opinion.

I pushed a bunch of them to try to fix the watering schedule.

Lights blinked. The box beeped…but nothing changed. The water was still too much in some places and not enough in others.

So, I went out into the shed and dug around until I found the instruction booklet. It’s a small stapled thing, stained with dirt and water. But, this little, imperfect book had the precise guidance I needed to get the water just right.

It’s the same in our lives.

Some parts of our lives are overblown, over-busy, over-complicated, and overly stressful. Other parts of our lives are drying up. Languishing. Longing for attention.

So, we try to make changes—but so often, our change strategies simply reinforce what’s already happening.

What if there was a reliable, accurate, guidebook?

A handbook, if you will, that provides precise, simple, actionable guidance about how to re-balance your life. A book of proven wisdom. One that is as profound as it is practical.

The Bhagavad Gita is such a book.

It is over 2,500 years old—and it’s the ultimate spiritual guidebook for these crazy, uncertain times.

Gandhi wrote:

“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad Gita and find a verse to comfort me—and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”

So, what is the Bhagavad Gita?

It’s a beautiful, profound, and sane alternative to the madness of the news cycle. It’s the ultimate spiritual guidebook for what we’re up against—individually and collectively—at this time.

If you’d like to learn more about it, I’m offering a free tele-class on the Bhagavad Gita—join here.

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Relephant:

How Discovering the Bhagavad Gita Changed My Life.

Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell: Big Ideas & Best Quotations.

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Author: Eric Klein
Image: Flickr/goblinbox
Editor: Yoli Ramazzina
Copy editor: Sara Kärpänen
Social editor: Taia Butler

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Eric Klein

Eric Klein is one of the few people on the planet to be both a bestselling leadership author and lineage holder in a 5,000 year old yoga tradition. His work translates the wisdom traditions into practices and principles for people who want to bring greater spirit, meaning, and authenticity to their work and lives. His award-winning books include You are the Leader You’ve Been Waiting For, Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Workand To Do or Not To Do: How Successful Leaders Make Better Decisions. His signature online program The Meditation Habit integrates neuroscience, behavior change technology, and spiritual practice. Learn more at his website.