Feelings such as happiness, sadness, fear, anger, desperation, hatred, etc are states of mind. You are happy or sad only when you think of whatever it is that gives you those feelings. It is the way you perceive different situations that cause the different states of mind. The fear of losing what, or who, one is attached to leads people to take the wrong decisions, which can have serious repercussions and cause irreversible damages in one's life. Attachment and the fear of losing can make people losers.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important scriptures revered by the followers of the Sanatana Dharma aka Hinduism, is a transcript of the dialogue between Shri Bhagavan Krishna and Arjuna at the battlefield of Kurukshetra, as reported to king Dhritarashtra by his charioteer Sanjaya. The scripture begins with the chapter that talks about the feelings of despondency, weakness and confusion that took over Arjuna's intellect. The despondent state of mind of the valiant, intelligent, and knowledgeable warrior king Arjuna was about to turn him into a coward, destroy his perspicacity and drive him towards delusion, failure, defeat and ignominy. However, Arjuna took the wise decision of requesting Krishna to teach him the way to face, handle, and overcome his challenges.
Responsible persons usually do not make people feel bad, hurt others, commit social crimes, do things that are against the norms of society or humanity in general. Being responsible means carrying the responsibility for all that one says and does, and not blaming others, the planets, or God for anything that goes wrong in their lives. People are directly responsible for the lives they lead. In a way, even the birth of a person was caused by them, simply because it was their own past Karma that got them their birth.
Religions thrive, wars are fought, large numbers of people are tortured, enslaved, and killed - all in the name of a celestial being in the sky called God. It is strange that everyone is somehow born in the right 'religion' and that their god is always the true one while all others worship false gods.
Almost all organised religions ensure that the thinking faculty of people is under the control of the few that head them. Followers are asked to fear God, blindly follow commandments, and cough up a part of their monthly earnings to the managing body of their religious organisation.
On the other hand, the Sanatana Dharma encourages people to ask questions and pushes them to do so and be true to the path of seeking. As against one, two, three, or a few more holy books of the world's major religions, the Sanatana Dharma has an endless library of ancient writings that could take an entire lifetime or more to go through. However, studying the Teachings of Krishna in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita which contains the core philosophy of Vedanta in a condensed form helps a seeker learn to live the life of a true KarmaYogi and Karmically evolve by staying on the path of righteousness through a blessed, blissful, rewarding and fulfilling life.
One who completes this course can have a clear understanding of:
The Separation between the five factors that cause all action, whether good or bad
Karma or Cause and Effect
Dharma or Righteousness
Non-attachment to the results of one's actions, as also to perishable objects
I wish you a blessed journey through the 20 video lessons of A.G.E. - A Gita Experience with Tavamithram Sarvada.
May you stay blessed with excellent health, freedom, peace, happiness, and prosperity.
Jai Shri Krishna
Tavamithram Sarvada (the name means 'Your friend forever' in Sanskrit)