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The Bhagavad Gita As-It-Is

May 2012

 

 

 

I still remember walking up the steps to the Hare Krsna place in the town where I lived, asking for a copy of Bhagavad Gita As-It-Is. In those days it was free (lol). That was the best move I ever made because not only was I given a map for my spiritual journey in the form of this most valuable book, but I found that the more I read the words of Lord Krsna and chanted His name, the more He became entrenched in my mind. And the more He became entrenched in my mind, the more it seemed as though He was my friend - but not just any friend, no, the type of friend that one could trust their life and death with, and their descendants as well. How many friends could you trust like that?

So, as I write this blog, I offer my most respectful obeisances to the Supreme Personality of Godhead - Lord Sri Krsna - for your strength, support and guidance, but most of all, for your friendship and understanding.

What is Bhagavad Gita As-It-Is?

Bhagavad Gita is also known as 'Gitopanisad'. It is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanisads in Vedic literature.

The speaker of Bhagavad Gita is Lord Sri Krsna and on every page He is mentioned as the 'Supreme Personality of Godhead', or Bhagavan (powerful person or deity). Therefore, Lord Krsna is the Supreme powerful deity.

Known as a system of yoga, Bhagavad Gita was first spoken to the sun-god and since that time, it has been handed down by desciplic succession. As with all important documents, this yoga system became lost over the course of time and as a result, Lord Krsna spoke of it again, this time to His dear friend Arjuna, on the battlefield of Kurukesetra.

The purpose of Bhagavad Gita is to deliver mankind from the nescience of material existence. What does that mean?

All human beings experience suffering at some stage of their lives, but only a few will actually ask why! This line of questioning is usually directed at 'God', and more often than not, 'God' will be blamed for their suffering.

Not only will Bhagavad Gita tell you 'why' you are suffering, but it will offer suggestions on 'how' to overcome such suffering ... forever! How amazing is that?

Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Those who begin to question why they are suffering, where they came from or where they shall go when they die, are ideal students for understanding Bhagavad Gita. These students must be sincere and have a firm respect for the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Lord Krsna descends specifically to re-establish the real purpose of life when humans forget that purpose, and from the multitude who awaken, only a few will understand their position and for them, this Bhagavad Gita is spoken. Such a person will establish a direct relationship with the Lord in one of the following five different ways:

1. One may be a devotee in a passive state
2. One may be a devotee in an active state
3. One may be a devotee as a friend
4. One may be a devotee as a parent
5. One may be a devotee as a conjugal lover

A student must remember that he is not and will never ever be equal to Lord Krsna. The Supreme Personality of Godhead is the most Supreme and we are His devotees ... amen!

Bhagavad Gita discusses five basic truths in great detail:

1.The Science of God
2. The constitutional position of living entities
3. The controller
4. Material Nature
5. Activity (karma)

Peace and Light

Amelia Robinson

www.myspiritualuniverse.com




















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About Amelia Robinson

Amelia Robinson

I am the second eldest of five (all girls), and spent most of my growing years on an Orchard, where my father worked. Religion and Spirituality was talked about and sometimes followed, but not persistently. I always felt alone and try as I might, could never seem to find a relationship where I could give my love completely and not get hurt, until I had my children. My aunty once told me that I brought my kids up right because they love and that was the highest compliment anyone could say to me. Still floundering from relationship to relationship in search of 'true love', it wasn't until quite recently that I finally stumbled upon it - love for myself - in all its entirety ... more

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