Secret of Primary Representational System

NLP talks about your primary representational system.


The Concept

We understand the world around us through our 5 senses which becomes our primary representational system. In NLP terms these representational systems are termed as VAKOG i.e. Visual (Seeing), Auditory (Listening), Kinaesthetic (Feelings), Olfactory (Smell) and Gustatory (Taste). One of these becomes our primary representational system.

Nature / Universe / God always gives us as per our Primary Representational System.

Always feel Gratitude towards it.

How….. The Evidence.

This conclusive evidence can be derived from very 1st Verse of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

धृतराष्ट्र उवाच |
धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः |
मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत सञ्जय ||1||

dhṛitarāśhtra uvācha
dharma-kṣhetre kuru-kṣhetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ
māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāśhchaiva kimakurvata sañjaya

BG 1.1: Dhritarashtra said: O Sanjay, after gathering on the holy field of Kurukshetra, and desiring to fight, what did my sons and the sons of Pandu do?

Let’s change our perception and understand Srimad Bhagavad Gita in context of Life Coaching.

Majority of the population relates Srimad Bhagavad Gita to a particular religion or community but if understood, It is one of the best Life coaching manuals available in this entire cosmos. Let’s take out the wisdom from the very 1st verse of this manual for understanding primary representational system.


Dhritrashtra was blind since birth and the fight in Mahabharata was between his sons and the sons of his elder brother Pandu. He wanted to witness the scenes of battlefield. Therefore, the Saint named Vyas Dev Provided divine eye (Divya Drishti) to his servant Sanjay.

Food for thought….

Now, the question arises that the fight was between sons of Dhritrashtra and his elder brother’s son’s, then why the divine eye was given to his servant?

What would have happened in case the divine eye was given to Dhritrashtra? The NLP way:

Now we understood that Dhritrashtra was blind since birth, due to which his primary representational system was auditory and not visual and the divine eye was given to him, he won’t have understood what was happening in the battlefield. On the other hand, his servant Sanjay who was not blind received the divine eye considering his primary representation system as visual. In this way Sanjay was able to narrate the scenes of Mahabharata battlefield to Dhritrashtra.


We always complain that we never receive what we desire but we always receive what is best for us and what is most suitable for us from the universe/nature/creator/God.

Therefore, always add the feeling of gratitude what ever you have in life and what ever you receive.