Nice short story about Bhagavad Gita

Bathing in the Bhagavad-Gita

An old farmer and his grandson lived on a farm. One day the grandson said, “I try to read the Bhagavad-Gita just like you but I don’t understand it much. And whatever little I understand, I forget it very soon. What is the use of reading this book?”

The old farmer quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and said, “Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.”

The young boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back home. The farmer asked him to try again, and again. But every single time, the water leaked out of the basket before he got back to the house. Finally, he said exhausted, “See Grandpa, it’s useless!”

“So you think it’s useless?” the old farmer said, “Look at the basket.” The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket to a new clean one, inside and out.

“Son, that’s what happens when you read a book like the Bhagavad-Gita. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it again and again, you will realize the benefit one day.”

7 Comments to “Nice short story about Bhagavad Gita”

  1. Hari Om!

    Came to this excellent blog through Sri Mahesh’s Mahaperiyavaa blog.

    This aspect of cleansing internally has been beautifully brought out in this piece of article. Like Blessed Lord says in Bahagavt Gita, “Ya pashyati sa pashyathi”

    Appreciate great effeort in combining the many aspects of Sanathana Dharma and referring it to us. Please continue the good work.


  2. Hi there, You’ve done an excellent job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I’m confident they will be
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  3. nice and a very cute story i like it very much I love this story

  4. nice story

  5. A mind blowing story to address the students not only in Reading Bhagavad Gita but also to read any books related to their subjects

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