The Gita needs to be revered at all times. It represents the vast expanse of all Vedic teachings condensed into 700 verses that have fathomed the length and breath of life, as a process. Many times, because of prior influence of other good scriptures, a person may tend to compare the Gita with them and may unknowingly misinterpret or miscalculate the deeper intentions of the Gita. It becomes vital for a man of intelligence to deliberate on the Gita more deeply, with a purified mind before jumping to conclusions.
Advaita Vedanta is direct perception. If we apply intelligence through the process of directed investigation, Advaita Vedanta points directly to our Nature, our Reality, shredding to pieces the many veils of ignorance that presents itself before us as the World.
It is important to understand the science of Mind and Consciousness from a technical perspective. This simplifies the science of spirituality and shall also enable interests in people who think that spirituality is the occupation of recluses and escapists. This is far from Reality. Taking a scientific view about spirituality, one can understand the basic components that can help one get more meaning into life as a process.
A Sage, is one who is the epitome of Truth. Unless one becomes capable of recognizing a sage, it shall be difficult to discriminate between what is true and what is a lie. A Sage is a personfied representation of the Vedic Scriptures. If one is able to get the association of a true sage, understanding the scriptures shall be simplified. One has to first be able to read the symptoms of a sage.
We often take life for granted. This is because we are unaware of how life operates. We do not know anything about the switch that turns life one. If we are to be in control of life, we need to know, the aspect that needs maximum attention in order that life is conducted well.
The glory of Sri Laxmana is perhaps the most important aspect of the Ramayana. Sri Laxmana is personfied Time and He is present with us at all times, as we continue to live our lives on earth. Understanding Sri Laxmana is an important aspect of our earhly life.
It is important to understand the concept of Time, if we are to get a hang on what is happening with us in Life. Time is represented as the great Lord Sheshanaga, as Lord Laxmana in the great epic Ramayana.