The world, now going through the Corona crisis – a global pandemic – has witnessed death, description and human migration across continents over the millennia.
Conflict and strife has continued to rock different parts of the world due to bitter disagreement over fundamental issues.
In recent decades, due to the globalised economy and the new world order, there has been an increase in employment driven mobility.
Due to migration for employment, many countries, suffering on account of the vagaries of the labour market and poverty traps, have been deeply concerned about arresting the exodus of talent and brain drain while the developed countries that attract talent by offering jobs and better living conditions have been facing the integration challenge and are struggling to make their societies more inclusive.
In this scenario, the individual, whose life has remained intertwined with changing regional, national and global politico-economic situation, often goes through mental or emotional strain. The big challenge now is how to cope with the Corona viral disease (COVID-19) that struck with its epicentre in Wuhan, China, but soon spread throughout the globe.
The problem gets worst confounded as the mind affected by stress or tension cannot think clearly.
Everyone has different stress triggers but Work related stress tops the list.
Stress syndrome is also caused by loss of a job, financial obligations, peer group expectations, education related pressure, chronic illness or injury and emotional problems linked to depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, and low self-esteem.
There is also depression that afflicts so many.
Depression is a mood disorder that causes a feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Depression is a common and serious medical condition that adversely affects how one feels, the way one thinks and how one acts.
Depression is caused by biological, psychological and social causes. These factors could change brain function, including altered activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.
Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Shows the path
तान्समीक्ष्य स कौन्तेय: सर्वान्बन्धूनवस्थितान् || 27||
कृपया परयाविष्टो विषीदन्निदमब्रवीत् |
Seeing all his relatives present at the battlefield, Arjun was overwhelmed with compassion, and with deep sorrow, he spoke the following words:
दृष्ट्वेमं स्वजनं कृष्ण युयुत्सुं समुपस्थितम् || 28||
सीदन्ति मम गात्राणि मुखं च परिशुष्यति |
Seeing his own kinsmen arrayed for battle and intent on killing each other, Arjun said his limbs were giving way and his mouth was drying up.
वेपथुश्च शरीरे मे रोमहर्षश्च जायते || 29||
गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्वक्चै व परिदह्यते |
न च शक्नोम्यवस्थातुं भ्रमतीव च मे मन: || 30||
निमित्तानि च पश्यामि विपरीतानि केशव |
न च श्रेयोऽनुपश्यामि हत्वा स्वजनमाहवे || 31||
Arjun said his whole body was shuddering; his hair was standing on end. his bow, the Gāṇḍīv, was slipping from his hand, and his skin was burning all over. Arjun’s mind was in quandary and whirling in confusion; he was unable to hold himself steady any longer. He only saw omens of misfortune. He did not foresee how any good could come from killing his own kinsmen in the battle.
क्लैब्यं मा स्म गम: पार्थ नैतत्तवय्युपपद्यते |
क्षुद्रं हृदयदौर्बल्यं त्यक्त्वोत्तिष्ठ परन्तप || 3||
Lord Krishna replied: It does not befit him (Arjun) to yield to this weakness and exhorted the “vanquisher of enemies” to give up such weakness of the heart and face the challenge.
Arjun had led an exemplary life. He was an excellent disciple of Guru Dronacharya, who had trained him for warfare and use of weapons. Lord Krishna had told Arjun, when he was engulfed by weakness on the battle field that he should fulfil his duty as a soldier and give up the desire of victory. He should not seek happiness in victory nor should he be afraid of losing the battle.
Lord Krishna’s message is loud and clear that all should be accomplished and trained to perform one’s role in life. They should move ahead with confidence under all circumstances and stay detached and free of desires.
This is possible only through:
- Proper education and training
- Self-esteem and confidence
- Good health
- Clarity of purpose, and
At Sanatan Mission we help and motivate all, irrespective of their age, and help them in defining the purpose of their life and at the same time encourage them to acquire the necessary skills, confidence, good health and faith. All this leads to happiness and better integration in society.
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