The Concepts Of Emotional Intelligence In Bhagavad-Geeta
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“Yam hi na vyathayanthyethe purusham purusharshabha
Samadhukha sukham dheeram somruthathvaya kalpathe” [In Sanskrit]
Five Thousand Years back this analytic shloka from Bhagavad- Geeta (Chapter II, Verse 15), sums up the whole crux of Emotional intelligence (EI). It actually means that a person who remains uninterrupted and indifferent either in pain and pleasure is one who attains immortality. There is a believe that immortality exist only in god but in great Indian epic Bhagavad- Geeta says it (immortality) can be achieved by the key of Emotional Intelligence (Gayathri N. & Meenakshi, K. 2012). In this epic Krishna’s ‘Sthithapragnya’ (Emotionally Stable Person) also mentioned which is very close to Mayer and Salovey’s work on Emotional Intelligence where there is a description of emotionally intelligent person. Two Thousand Years back Plato stated that all the learning has an emotional base.
Emotional Intelligence is a subset of Social Intelligence (P. Salovey & John D. Mayer, 1990). Social Intelligence was first distinguished with other intelligence by E. L. Thorndike. Thorndike defined it as “the ability to understand men and women, boys and girls- to act wisely in Human Relations”. Social Intelligence as an ability to perceive one’s own and other’s motives, behavior and internal states acts toward them optimally on the basis of that information.
In many literature on emotional intelligence researchers tried to find out its relation with