Bhagavad Gita and Teachers as Mentors: Insights into Philosophical Guidance and Pedagogical Approaches

Arun Kumar Dafraik *

Department of English, Guru Gobind Singh Ji Govt. PG College, Paonta Sahib (H.P), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

In this illustrious research endeavor, we unveil a grandiose comparative analysis of the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Indian scripture revered as a timeless philosophical discourse, and the exalted role of teachers as sagacious mentors, illuminating the paths of personal and intellectual growth for aspiring souls. The Bhagavad Gita, resplendent in its divine essence, stands as a beacon of eternal wisdom, while the enlightened mentors of our era symbolize the contemporary educational practices, nurturing the blooming minds of students. The luminous journey commences by delving into the profound teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, wherein the sacred concepts of duty (dharma), self-realization, and the pursuit of spiritual enlightenment gleam like celestial stars. The Gita's exaltation of selfless action (Karma Yoga), devoted surrender (Bhakti Yoga), profound knowledge (Jnana Yoga), and meditative ascent (Raja Yoga) illuminates its transcendent role as the guiding scripture for seekers of profound wisdom and inner harmony.

Keywords: Dharma, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, mentor


How to Cite

Dafraik , Arun Kumar. 2023. “Bhagavad Gita and Teachers As Mentors: Insights into Philosophical Guidance and Pedagogical Approaches”. Asian Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Studies 6 (3):289-301. https://journalajl2c.com/index.php/AJL2C/article/view/148.

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