ShreeKrushna gave the most valuable, the richest and His own direct message of the Bhagavad Gita not only to Arjuna but to the entire human race.
The Bhagavad Gita is not just a scripture that is worshipped or to be placed in a holy place. It is a book of life, it is the science of life and it is a book of psychology. There is not a single problem in life of which the solution is not given in the Bhagavad Gita. We go on a journey in our talks of finding the Truths of life through the Bhagavad Gita and through the teachings of ShreeKrushna.
We always feel that the day on which each youth of the world, each individual of the world and each educated person of the world will have the Bhagavad Gita in their hands, the world will not have any problems. This is because ShreeKrushna says that the situation may be adverse but it is entirely our choice to be unhappy or not. We unnecessarily draw unhappiness and sorrows towards us in adverse situations and even in favourable situations. We are the masters of our happiness and we are the masters of our sorrow. The Bhagavad Gita preaches to us the key, the science, the process, and a Divine Journey towards our own bliss, towards our own success in life and towards our own fulfilment in life.
We welcome you all my dear friends to join in our Divine Endeavour. We have shared thoughts of the Bhagavad Gita, we will think about the verses of the Bhagavad Gita and of course you are more than welcome to ask questions. The more that you ask then the more that ShreeKrushna will resonate with our Self. Our very best wishes to you as you begin this course to study this Divine Wisdom which ShreeKrushna preached this Divine Wisdom to all of us.
yatra yogeshvarah krishno
yatra pārtho dhanurdharah
tatra shrīr vijayo bhutir
dhruvaa nitir matir mama
Wherever there is Krshna, the lord of yoga,
and Partha (Arjuna), the archer,
I think, there will surely be fortune,
victory, welfare and morality.
May ShreeKrushna bless you all!
Dhruv Bhai is an international mergers & acquisitions lawyer at a global law firm based in the City of London, author of 24 books on Hinduism and he has given over 325 public talks of over 400 hours between them on the Bhagavad Gita, Hanuman Chalisa, Ramayan, Shrimad Bhagavad, the Upanishads, the Vedas, Yoga and Meditation that are watched in over 161 countries around the world, with over 123,000 views on YouTube and over 320,000 fans on facebook.
He has spoken on Hinduism at the British Army, House of Commons, House of Lords, Home Office, BT, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EY, Nomura International Bank, Barclays Bank, Macquarie Bank Group, EDF Energy, State Bank of India, CMS Cameron McKenna, Intercontinental Hotel, AasthaTV channel, BBC nationwide television, BBC radio, the Commonwealth Journalists Association, Nusoundradio, TeluguVani radio, Kings College London, and at community halls in Central London, North London, Croydon, Leyton, Kingston, Luton, Nottingham and Ipswich. A live Yoga session by Dhruv Bhai in the City was televised nationally on BBC national television.
On 7 August 2014 Dhruv made history after successfully completing 154 weeks and 225 hours of continuous 140 weekly talks on the Bhagavad Gitaafter three years, at an event described by a UK Parliament MP as "a triumphant moment in the history of Hinduism" and by theformer Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon. Nick Clegg as "a historic completion".
As a corporate lawyer he has worked on major cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions and has won awards for Client Feedback of the Year (10 out of 10) in 2012 and 2013, and was named Rising Star by the prestigious Super Lawyers publication in 2014. He also led an employee network that was shortlisted for Outstanding Employee Network Group of the Year at the European Diversity Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 (in 2012 held at The Savoy Hotel in London and in both 2013 and 2014 held at the Natural History Museum in London), was shortlisted for Excellence in Equality and Diversity at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 (held at the Old Billingsgate in London), and won the award for Best Diversity & Inclusion Network/Event at the CSR Awards in 2012 and 2013. The Network has active members from nine different faiths and its events regularly attract people from different backgrounds.
Dhruv wrote the longest ever English commentaries on the great Indian works the Bhagavad Gita, the Hanuman Chalisa and the Shree Suktam in history, and also a book on the symbolism of Hindu Goddesses and Gods, between them all comprising over 21 books, 3,467 pages, 2.4 million words and 10.5 million characters. All the proceeds from these books went to charity. He then created a programmeof over 180 Bhagavad Gita, Hanuman Chalisa, Shree Suktam and Symbolism of Hindu Goddesses and Gods classes in English to educate youngsters about the Eastern scriptures. He made history by completing a holy Gita Gnyan Yagna of 140 weekly talks on the Bhagavad Gita at a City law firm over the course of three years, which were attended by thousands of young professionals in the City.
Dhruv's talks are broadcast on YouTube around the world, with people in countries such as diverse as El Salvador, Iraq, Ethiopia, Laos and Ecuador being educated about the Eastern scriptures. A large proportion of the attendees to his talks are non-Hindu because of the universal and tolerant nature of his talks, and because he has brought positive changes to the lives of people from all backgrounds. His talks provide the teaching materials of the websites of several major organisations including the Hindu Council UK and the National Hindu Students Forum. Every week Dhruv's talks have rooms packed with enthusiastic youngsters.
Dhruv set up theSatkarma Humanitarian Youth Awakening Mission (SHYAM) as an educational not-for-profit organisation to empower and educate individuals of all backgrounds with the wisdom of Eastern culture and provide a practical means to lead a life of excellence, success and inner wealth. His talks include teachings from Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, as well as several other Eastern and Western schools of thought. As a result he has created a diverse and inclusive organisation with more non-Hindu members (83%) than Hindu members (17%) and members from all the largest faiths in the world being their most active members working together as a family.
Dhruv's work appeals directly to young people. He has embraced social networking and created a facebook page (www.facebook.com/gitadass) which now has over 320,000 fans. Dhruv's talks are available for free on SHYAM's webpage: www.gitaclass.org. He has been on the radio, press articles and internet broadcasts, and has given talks directly to youths throughout the UK to empower them.
His talks use practical examples from the fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology to prove the timeless truths of the scriptures to address hundreds of key topics and issues affecting young students and professionals including: meditation, fearlessness, stress management, relationships at work, women's empowerment, professional success, goal setting and life management. And the result is his audiences include lawyers, bankers, accountants, judges, scientists, doctors, dentists and pharmacists.
During his talks on women's empowerment, some women were moved to tears because they considerably increased their self-esteem by attending the sessions. Dhruv has raised thousands of pounds for charities and has actively campaigned for years for important causes such as preserving Sanskrit in the UK educational curriculum, rights for women in the Asian community and declaring places of pilgrimage in Asia as world heritage sites.
Dhruv was brought up in the UK and had to learn Sanskrit outside his educational curriculum in order to be able to access Indian scriptures and to convey them in an understandable manner in the English language. Dhruvworks over 300 hours a month as a corporate lawyer and has spent weekends and holidays on his not-for-profit writing, speaking and organising commitments, dedicating so much time to the community. Dhruv has never made any money from his spiritual work and earns all of his living as a lawyer.
The mission of Dhruv's life is to make these empowering teachings available to everyone in English without any costs, travel, commitments or other obstacles. The biggest challenge facing Indian youths around the world is their identity, their values and their culture. The world needs people like Dhruv who will sacrifice their life to preserve, protect and promote our culture. Dhruv wishes to spread these teachings all around the world and to give everyone access to them in order to fulfil their potential in life and to discover their gifts within.
His aim is to establish a system of education that will make people feel richer within and is inspired to understand spirituality in its universal perspective, without religious or sectarian boundaries. He has trained nineteen people with no spiritual backgrounds to become SHYAM's speakers and wishes to train them to achieve greater feats in the coming years.
Dhruv Bhai was presented with the prestigious Bharat Gaurav Award in Delhi on 8 January 2015 by Indian federal and state government officials including His Excellency Kaptan Singh Solanki (the Governor of Punjab and Haryana), Chaudhary Birender Singh (Honourable Minister of the Indian Federal Government) and His Excellency Bhisma Narain Singh (the Former Governor of Tamil Nadu and Assam).
Dhruv Bhai was presented with this award in recognition for writing the longest commentary of the Bhagavad Gita, Hanuman Chalisa and Shree Suktam in history and also a book on the Symbolism of Hindu Goddesses and Gods (consisting of 21 books, 3,467 pages, 2.4 million words and 10.5 million characters), for completing the historic Gita Gnyan Yagna and Hanuman Chalisa Gnyan Yagna in the City after 154 weeks, for giving 225 public talks of over 350 hours between them on Indian spirituality in the City, for building the hugely successful spiritual organisation SHYAM whose talks are watched in 161 countries around the world with over 150,000 fans on facebook, and for outstanding achievements as a multiple award-winning international mergers and acquisitions lawyer who has worked on cutting-edge transactions in markets across all of the six major continents in the world.
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