Here a list of key lessons from the Gita and the Bible. These are really difficult lessons to practice in daily life but well worth trying.
– Maintain your poise towards success or failure, pleasure or pain, sorrow or joy (A true yogi is one who has transcended the dualities – Gita)
– Maintain your equanimity at all times. Do not swayed by praise or criticism ( A true yogi is neither elated at praise nor is he upset by criticism – Gita). If we have this attitude we will not crave for recognition nor will fear criticism
– Treat everyone equally without bias or partiality (To a true yogi a brahmin, an outcast or a dog is one and the same – Gita). We should not form opinions or pass judgments on others.
– Repay with love when an act of unkindness (Love your enemy – Bible).
– Never harbor any hatred towards anybody at anytime (Forgive those who hurt you. Pray for those who persecute you – Bible). It never helps to nurse a grudge against anyone. A grudge is an unnecessary burden than be destroyed utterly only through forgiveness.
– Give and give freely. Do not trumpet your acts of charity (Your left hand should not know what your right hand is doing – Bible)
– Avoid finding fault with others or criticizing another (Judge not, lest ye be judged. Condemn not, lest ye be condemned – Bible)
– Perform all actions without any ulterior motive (Do your duty without any desire for the fruits of your actions – Gita)
These lessons from the Gita and the Bible are truly eternal in their concept. They are living lessons that will live till eternity