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
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
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
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!
discusses five basic truths in great detail:
1.The Science of
2. The constitutional position of living entities
3. The controller
4. Material Nature
5. Activity (karma)
Peace and Light