Bhagavad Gita and the Indian Freedom Struggle

Many of our outstanding freedom fighters took the spark and simulation from the Bhagavad Gita- a universally accepted book of wisdom. Innumerable of them took the noose smilingly holding the Gita in their hands. In 1905, the Swadeshi Movement started in Bengal, where 50,000 people, each holding the Gita in their hands, took to the streets vowing to bycott the British goods and force the British out of India.
Following are personal accounts of the life stories of various freedom fighters who were motivated by the Gita:

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The Gita- a spiritual dictionary!...

The mere mention of the name of Mahatma Gandhi invokes the image of a great patriot, who revolutionised the Indian freedom struggle through the matchless weapons of non-violence and Satyagraha.

Verily, for this great personality as well, the source of grit and stout-heartedness was the Gita. He writes, "I find a solace in the Bhagavad Gita that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there, and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies... my life has been full of external tragedies; and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita."

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For someone, Gita inspires to be a visionary, a fighter... for someone karmayogi, for someone- a scholarly treasure house, and for many... an eternal soul mate... and what not...

To know this and furthermore, read the complete article in Aug'16 edition of English Akhand Gyan Monthly Magazine...

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