In India, whenever, I go to any grocery shop (baniya ka kiryana shop), I invariably find hanging a calendar of "Gita Saar" or "गीता सार" over there. Same wall hanging or a calendar is found, whenever, I visit barber's shop for haircut. In fact you can find this "Gita Saar" calendar hanging in most of the traditional Hindu shops & houses in India. In this "Gita Saar" is written the brief essence of the Philosophy of "Bhagwat Gita". It is generally written in Hindi language & starts with:
"जो हुआ अच्छा हुआ, जो हो रहा है अच्छा हो रहा है, जो होगा अच्छा होगा। जो बीत गया उस के लिए मत रोवो, जो आने वाला है उस की चिंता मत करो, अपने वर्तमान में धयान लगाओ"
"Whatever happened in the past, it happened for the good; Whatever is happening, is happening for the good; Whatever shall happen in the future, shall happen for the good only. Do not weep for the past, do not worry for the future, concentrate on your present life."
Now basic meaning of these lines is that a supreme power is controlling all this universe on a macro scale & is also controlling the lives of every person on this earth on a micro scale. Whatever good we are doing, Almighty is rewarding us for that & whatever wrong we are doing Almighty is punishing us for that so that we can come back to the right path. In this way Almighty is maintaining the world order in which goodness prevails over evil always & it moves in a positive direction always. Now when something bad happens to us then we think that God is doing something bad for us but in fact He is only doing so in our life for our betterment only. Below story also illustrates that, whatever, happens in our life, always happens for the Good only.
"Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically.
“All happens for the Good only,” the farmer replied. On hearing this his neighbors were surprised.
The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed.
“All happens for the Good only,” replied the old man.
The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune.
“All happens for the Good only,” answered the farmer. On hearing this his neighbors were again surprised.
The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out.
“All happens for the Good only,” said the farmer. "
Read complete "Gita Saar" over here.........Gita Saar