In the present day environment man faces great inner and outer challenges. Ancient Indian knowledge helps tackle negative emotions and could help contribute to world peace. Combination of ancient Indian knowledge of emotions and spiritualism with modern education is the need of the time. The challenges of today’s turbulent and imbalanced economic environment and society can effectively be addressed by the teaching of ancient Indian culture and can help us live in peace and harmony.
In the words of Mark Twain, a famous American author: India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive material in the history of man are treasured up in India only.
One of the greatest contributions of India to the world is the holy Gita which is considered to be a revelation from God. The spiritual and management lessons in this holy book are a complete guide to practical life. It provides all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level. It aims at self improvement of a human being that means self guided improvement in physical, mental, social, spiritual and emotional domain. This paper presents a study of the Gita from the perspective ofthe development of a balanced personality.