Sometimes accidently you come across certain things in life which change the course of your life. Something similar happened to me last week.
We had gone to the Indian store, a chore which we do every weekend to buy vegetables and groceries. This weekend was different. There was a book stall outside the store and I just peeked at the books at the stall. My eye instantly caught the cover of the Bhagavad Gita and a broad smile appeared on my face.
I have been reading the Gita online on and off. I have been wanting to have a physical copy since a long time. And here it was in the most unexpected place. I bought the Gita right away.
I have also been seeking for a Gita class as it is difficult to study the Gita on your own and assimilate all the teachings. One needs a guide or a group where there are healthy discussions on each verse which makes the learning meaningful as well as fun. Just out of curiosity I asked the lady who was selling the books if she is aware of any such classes. Guess what? The lady herself conducted classes via a phone conference and the class had already covered 2 chapters and were currently on the 3rd chapter.
I took the phone conference details from her and joined the class last week on the scheduled day and time. I was fortunate that the lady did a quick recap for me of the first 2 chapters in that 1 hour and now from the next class I will be on track for the third chapter.
Life sometimes places opportunities in the most unexpected places. I have been searching for a Gita class since 6 months and boom, I get one outside my Indian store on one fine Saturday. The best part of the class is, it is on a phone conference so my shifting to a new place will not affect my attendance at all 🙂
Looking forward to new learnings from the Gita in the upcoming weeks!