Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita, the Gitopanisad, is a transcendental literature, is also the essence of all the Upanisads, is just like cow and Lord Shri Krishna is like the cowherd boy who is milking this cow. Arjuna is like the calf and pure devotees are to drink the nectarian milk of Bhagavad Gita.
Bhagavad Gita is one of the sections of the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata, world’s largest of all scriptures. Bhagavad Gita is the song of the Supreme Lord Krishna. This timeless treatise spoken by the Lord, has been acknowledged the world over for its unfathomable depth and replete with practical instructions. The world’s foremost western and eastern philosophers have paid rich tributes for the priceless wisdom that it offers to mankind. A discerning person with just contemplation will notice that all the instructions contained in the Bhagavad Gita is also contained in all other religious scriptures of the world, but there is higher knowledge, which is not found in any other book of knowledge.
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Subject Matter Of The Bhagavad Gita
The subject matter of Bhagavad Gita deals with
- the ishvara,
- the supreme controller
- the jivas, the controlled living entities
- Prakriti (material nature)
- Kala (time-the duration of existence of the whole universe or the manifestation of material nature) and
- karma (activity) are also discussed.
What Do We Learn From Bhagavad Gita
- We learn what God is?
- What the living entities are?
- What prakriti is?
- What the cosmic manifestation is?
- How is cosmic manifestation controlled by time?
- What the activities of the living entities are?
What Is The Purpose Of Bhagavad Gita?
- The purpose of Bhagavad Gita is to deliver mankind from the nescience of material existence.
- To know why one is suffering or where they came from and where they shall go after death..
- To perfect the mission of human life
- To be freed from all fears in life. Bhaya-sokadyi-varjitah..
Who Are Eligible To Read Bhagavad Gita?
The Bhagavad Gita should be taken up in a spirit of devotion. Only the person who accepts that Lord Shri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead with that submissive spirit can understand the Bhagavad Gita. Unless one reads the Bhagavad Gita in a submissive spirit, it is very difficult to understand Bhagavad Gita, because it is a great mystery.
Why One Should Have Bhagavad Gita AS-IT-IS In Home?
Unlike other presentations and translations Srila Prabhupada presents the Bhagavad Gita as it is, free from personal speculations and interpretations. He focuses our attention on what Krishna is actually teaching in the Gita. For all these reasons Bhagavad Gita to be enlightening and conducive to personal transformation.
ekam sastram devaki-putra gitam
eko devo devaki-putra eva
eko mantras tasya namani yani
karmapya ekam tasya devasya seva
In this present age, people are very much eager to have one scripture, one God, one religion and one occupation. So let there be one scripture for the whole world- Bhagavad Gita, one God-Lord Shri Krishna, One mantra- Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare; Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare,And let there be one work- the service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
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