Emotional Intelligence to Emotional Stability – a Repertoire of Knowledge from the Bhagavad-Gita
N. Gayathri1, K. Meenakshi2
1N. Gayathri, Assistant Professor (Sr), Department of English, SSL Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2K. Meenakshi, Professor, Department of English, SSL Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 02 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 154-156 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10240476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Bhagavad-Gita, which is a part of the Mahabharata says,Yam hi na vyathayanthyethe purusham purusharshabha Samadhukha sukham dheeram somruthathvaya kalpathe (In Sanskrit)(That calm man who is the same in pain and pleasure, who these cannot disturb alone is able, O great amongst men, to attain to immortality.)(Swami Swarupananda, 1996)(Bhagavad-Gita, Ch. II, verse 15)A person who is calm and unperturbed even in the face of adversities, treating pain and pleasure on the same scale, is the one who attains immortality, says this sloka from the Bhagavad-Gita – the song celestial. Is it the same that the theorists of emotional intelligence are looking for, as they reiterate the importance of keeping a check on one’s emotions for a peaceful and successful life? The following paper throws light on the striking similarities between an emotionally intelligent person and the ‘Sthithapragnya’, as Lord Krishna calls him in the Bhagavad Gita.
Keywords: Emotional Intelligence Knowledge Stability Scale.
Scope of the Article: Artificial Intelligence