In this Sunday Morning Youth session, Pujya Swamiji unfolds the importance of self management through understanding our desires and managing the desires. That we have ambitions in life indicates that we are not contented with ourselves. We keep on comparing ourselves with others which results in competition. In this segment Pujya Swamiji points out that the complexes we entertain have all arisen because of judging ourselves and comparing with others. Further the importance of managing our desires so that we are able to properly utilize the resources is highlighted. In every situation one has to choose, and whatever is the choice, one is responsible for that, accountable for that. So making a choice is a great responsibility. There are two aspects one can manage: managing things or person other than me, and secondly self-management, self-management is what one has to work on. Only when one manages oneself properly, one can manage others. This is what Gita, Vedanta teaches, and Pujya Swamiji unfolds this art of self-management using simple language with practical day to day examples.
The youth and the seekers should refer to the ‘Management Wisdom from Bhagavad Gītā’ by Pujya Swami Viditatmanandaji to complement this talk. The talk and the question answers associated with the talk under each topic will provide further clarity of understanding and interpretation as it relates to our day to day life.