Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Gita Jayanti - Birthday of the Bhagavad Gita

 2nd December marks 2014's Gita Jayanti, the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita - perhaps Hinduism's most holy and revered scripture, and one of the world's most renowned spiritual writings. In a modern world that is filled with 'experts', the Bhagavad Gita has been a constant of 'tried and true' inspiration and guidance for spiritual seekers of all types and backgrounds.

So the Bhagavad Gita is more than a book of wisdom; it's almost like it contains a life of its own, which is full of spiritual messages, power and positive energy. A concretization of higher ideals and aspirations, the Bhagavad Gita represents various positive spiritual qualities like the effort, the unity and the love behind the actions of a sincere spiritual person.

When I personally discovered the Bhagavad Gita (more on that on another post), I was just a hardcore kid trying to make his way and learn how to live a more positive life. I needed to make a change in my life, and the Bhagavad Gita (not just the book but the noble ideal that it represents) came to instill the spirit of change and open the portal for me to be a seeker of the truth. For that, I am most grateful.

This is Srila Prabhpada's version of the Bhagavad Gita. If you are someone into Krishna Consciousness, or if you like Krishnacore, you should do your best and try to find this book. It might be a big change in your life. It might challenge many of the things you know and believe, but it can be of great benefit. Prabhupada sometimes sounds a bit dogmatic, but we shouled think of him as a teacher who needs to be strict with his students who are full or ignorance, and who needs to be direct so that his advice will be clearly understood.

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