Lesson from the Gita

The sum total of many parts is your identity

Your upbringing, your culture, your values- each entity

Contributes towards making you the person you become

The process is bound to be influenced some

By the path of living followed by your parents

Therefore when parenting its challenges presents

As an imperfect human being I try to discern

The most important lessons I would like you, my child, to learn

The unique lesson from our culture that I want to impart

Comes from the scripture, it is close to my heart..


I want you to learn the lesson Krishna gave

On the battlefield, to Arjun, the warrior brave

That you should perform your work without anticipation

Of any reward, think of the journey, not the destination

To put your best foot forward, to fulfill your destiny

Separate desire from action, not have expectation any

Of a reward, applause, encouragement when your work you do

The best results are obtained thus, I’ve found it to be true…


You may not read The Gita, but this you should imbibe

This singular lesson would prevent disappointment, let you thrive

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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