Srimad Bhagavad Gita (All 18 chapters) Chanting

Why should we study or chant the Bhagavad Gita?
The Vedas are eternal. They exist even when material creation (Prakriti, shrushti), as we know it, disappears! They are the embodiment of all knowledge. Everything that can be known, everything that is to be known, everything that was ever known, is contained in the Vedas. There are four sections to each Veda – Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, and Upanishads. The Upanishads come last and are the most difficult part of each Veda. Now, you can see how merciful Krishna is. He took all of the Upanishads and milked their very essence and converted it into the Bhagavad Gita – like a bee that extracts sweet nectar to produce honey from literally millions of flowers. All of the teachings of all of the Upanishads are condensed in the Bhagavad Gita. Hence, the Gita is also called the GitOpanishad. This is also the meaning of the famous verse SarvOpanishadO gaavo dogdhaa Gopaala-nandanahaa and why we study/chant the Gita.

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Gita Yagnyam (18 chapter chanting) on Dec 18, 2011

Sri Krishna speaks the Bhagavad-Gita to His friend and disciple Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra

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Sankalpam Chant introductory slokas Krishna Ashtakam Gita Dhyanam Read/Chant each chapter Short summary of each chapter Narrate the Mahatmyam story for each chapter Short arti at the end of each chapter Gita Mahatmyam at the end of all 18 chapters Maha arti (Jaya Jagadisha Hare….) at conclusion
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At the start of our Gita study/chanting.
1. Chant Om 3 times. 2. Om Sahanaava-vatu l Saha nau bhunaktu l Saha veeryam karavaavahai l Tejasvinaavadheetam astu maa vidvishaavahai l Om shanti shanti shantihi ll 3. Starting 8 verses of Vishnu Sahastranamam from Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum …….. up to ……. Yasya smarana maathrena janma samsara... 4. Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnuhu Gurur devo Maheshwarahaa l Guruh saakshaat Parabrahma tasmai Shree gurave namaha ll Note: Some people say guru-ve which is incorrect. The correct way is gurave. Likewise, Rahaave, not Raahuve. 5. Gnyananandam ayam devam nirmalam sphatikaakrutim l Aadhaaram sarva vidyaanaam Hayagreevam upaasmahe ll 6. Krishnashtakam - this is in the temple slokas book. Vasudeva sutam devam kamsachaanoora mardanam l Devaki paramaanandam Krishnam vande Jagatgurm ll 1 ll and so on 7. Gita Dhyaanam slokas Om Parthaaya prathibodhitaam Bhagavata Naaraayanena swayam....

After chanting/study of each chapter
Narration of the Gita Mahatmyam story for that chapter from Padma Purana, followed by a short arti. These stories tell us about the glories of Bhagavad Gita and also the benefits of chanting each chapter of the Gita.

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The first sloka of each chapter is read two (2) times and also the last sloka is read two (2) times. We also read the following at the end Om Tatsat iti, Srimad Bhagavad Gitaasu, Upanishadsu, Brahma vidyaayaam, Yogashaastre, Shree Krishnaarjuna samvaade (name of chapter) ……… yogOnaama (number of chapter)……adhyaayahaa

At the end of the Gita study we chant the following
Gita Mahatmyam slokas Gita shaastram idam punyam yah patet prayatah pumaan l Vishnoh padam avaapnoti bhayashokaadi varjitahaa ll ... I will send a separate email with all the 8 slokas from this. 1. Om Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushti vardhanam l Oorvaarukamiva bandhanaan mruthyor muksheeya maamrutaat ll 2. Sarve bhavantu sukhinahaa sarve santu niraamayaahaa l Sarve bhadraani pashyantu maa kashcit dhukkabhaag bhavet ll 3. Om Pooranam adhah Poornamidam Poornaat poornam udacyate l Poornasya poornam aadhaaya Poornamevaavashishyate ll Om shantih shantih shantihee ll Very sincerely V. Laxmanan November 25, 2011

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Meaning: Krishnashtakam The Eight Cantos on Krishna I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who is the son of Vasudev, Who is the Lord, Who slayed Kans and Chanur, and Who is the bliss of Devaki.||1|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who is surrounded by flowers, Who is adorned with a garland and anklets, and Who has gem-studded necklace and arm-bracelet.||2|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who is adorned with curly tresses, Who has a face resplendent like full-moon, and Who has shining earrings.||3|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who is with the perfume of Mandara (a coral tree flower), Who has beautiful smile, Who has four hands (as Vishnu), and Who has peacock feather at the forehead.||4|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who has eyes like blooming lotus flower, Who resembles a new blue cloud, and Who is the best in the dynasty of Yadu.||5|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who plays with Rukmini (Lakshmi), Who is adorned with yellow-robes, and Who has attained the perfume of Tulsi.||6|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who has the marks of saffron from the dual-breasts of the cowgirls, Who is the abode of Lakshmi (Sri), and Who has mighty arrows.||7|| I sing praise of Krishna, the Preceptor of the universe, Who has the sign of ‘‘Srivatsa’’ at His broad-chest, Who has a flower-garland, and Who holds the conch-shell and discus (shankha and chakra).||8|| Having awaken in the morning, those who study these blissful Cantos on Krishna, destroy their sins of millions of birth.||9|| Poet: Adi Sankara Source: © Stutimandal 2006, Mar 24.
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Gita Mahatmyam from Padma Purana
(see links below for the stories)

» Gita Mahatmya: Chapter One
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Parvati said "My dear husband, You know all the transcendental truths, and by your mercy I have heard the glories of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna. Oh Lord, now I long to hear from You the glories of the Srimad Bhagavadgita, which was spoken by Lord Krishna, and by hearing which, one's devotion to Lord Krishna increases"
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Once in the South in the town of Pandharpur, a very learned brahmana by the name of Devashyama lived. He was able to perform all kinds of fire sacrifices. He also knew the importance of receiving guest. And by his activities he managed to satisfy all the demigods. But he was not happy and peaceful in his heart and mind.
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Lord Vishnu said, "My dear Lakshmi, in the town of Janasthan was a brahmana of
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the name Jada, who was born in the dynasty of Kaushik. That brahmana gave up the religious activities enjoined in the shastras to be followed by the brahmana class, and took to many irreligious activities. He was very fond of gambling and drinking, hunting, and visiting the prostitutes. In this way, he wasted his wealth.
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On the bank of the river Ganges there is a town of the name Kasi, (Banaras), where at the temple of Vishvanath, a great saint of the name Bharata lived. Daily with the greatest devotion, he would recite the fourth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. Previously, when Bharat had been traveling on pilgrimage he had gone to the town of Tapodan to take darshan of the Deity of Lord Krishna there. While leaving that town, he saw two Bael fruit trees.
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In the state of Madra, there is a town of the name Puru Kutsapur. There lived a brahmana by the name of Pingala. During his childhood he was trained in various brahminical activities and was taught the Vedas. But he had no interest in his studies. When he reached his youth he gave up his brahminical pursuits and started to learn how to play instruments as well as singing and dancing.
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On the bank of the Godavari river, there is a beautiful town of the name Pratishthanpur (Paithan), where I am famous by the name of Pippalesh. In that town there was a king of the name Janshruti, Whom the people loved very much and whose qualities were unlimited. He performed daily fire sacrifices, which were so opulent and large that the smoke from them reached the Heavenly pleasure garden known as Nandanvan, and made the leaves of the Kalpavrksa trees black.
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This article is part 6 of a 18 part series. Other articles in this series are shown below: 1. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter One 2. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Two 3. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Three 4. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Four 5. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Five 6. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Six 7. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Seven 8. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Eight 9. Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Nine 10.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Ten 11.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Eleven 12.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Twelve 13.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Thirteen 14.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Fourteen 15.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Fifteen 16.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Sixteen 17.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Seventeen 18.Gita Mahatmya: Chapter Eighteen

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Gita Mahatmyam: Chapter Eight
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Once, the four Sanatkumaras, who are forever young boys (no more than five years old) decided to visit Bhagavan in Vaikunta and are stopped by the doorkeepers (Paarshadas), Jaya and Vijaya.

The Glories of Chapter Eight of the Bhagavad Gita from the Padma Purana
Lord Shiva said, "My dear Parvati, now please listen to the glories of the Eighth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. After listening to this, you will feel great joy.
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In the South is an important town of the name Amardhkapur in which one brahmana of the name Bhavasharma lived, who had taken a prostitute as his wife. Bhavasharma enjoyed eating meat, drinking wine, stealing, going with other's wives; and hunting. One day, that sinful Bhavasharma was invited to a party, where he drank so much alcohol that it started to come out of his mouth. After the party, he became very sick and suffered from chronic dysentery, and after many days of suffering he died and attained the body of a date-palm-tree. One day, two brahma-rakshasas (ghosts) came and took shelter under that tree. Their previous life-story was as follows: There was a brahmana by the name of Kushibal, who was very learned in the Vedas and had studied all branches of knowledge. His wife's name was Kumati, who was very evil-minded. Although that brahmana was very learned, he was also very greedy. Along with his wife, he used to collect lots of charity everyday, but he would never give charity to any other Brahmana, When their time came to die, they both attained the forms of brahma-rakshasas. As brahma-rakshasas, they continuously wandered here and there over the earth suffering from hunger and thirst. One day they rested under that date-palm-tree. At that time, the wife inquired from the husband "How can we get free from this curse of being brahma-rakshasas?" He replied, "By knowledge of Brahma, by knowledge of the Self, by knowledge of fruitive activities. Without such knowledge it is not possible to get free from our sinful reactions." Upon hearing this, the wife inquired, "Oh, my Lord, what is Brahma, what is the Self? What are fruitive activities? (kim tad brahma kim adhyatmam kim karma purusottama)"'Completely by accident, the wife happened to chant half of the first shloka of the Eighth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. At that time, having heard that half shloka, Bhavasharma broke free from that form as a tree, and again attained a body of a brahmana, completely free from all sin. Suddenly from the sky came a flower-airplane, which took that husband and wife back home, back to Godhead, Vaikuntha.
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Afterwards, that Brahmana, Bhavasharma, with great respect, wrote down that half Shloka (kim tad brahma kim adhyatmam-kim karma purusottama) and with the intention of worshipping Lord Krishna, he went to Kashipuri and started performing great austerities, while continuously chanting that half Shloka. Meanwhile in Vaikuntha, Lakshmi seeing Lord Vishnu, had risen suddenly from taking rest, inquired with folded hands "Why have You risen so suddenly from Your sleep?" Lord Vishnu said, "My dear Lakshmi, in Kashipuri, on the bank of the river Ganges, my devotee is performing great austerities continuously chanting half a Shloka of the Eighth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. For a long time I have been thinking how to award his devotion". Parvati inquired from Lord Shiva, "when Lord Vishnu was so pleased with His devotee, what benediction did He bestow upon him?" Lord Shiva said, "Bhavasharma went to Vaikuntha, to engage in the eternal service of the lotus-feet of Lord Vishnu. Not only that, but all of his ancestors also attained the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu. My dear Parvati, I have described to you just a little of the glories of the Eighth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita.

The Glories of the Tenth Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita from the Padma Purana
Lord Shiva said, "My dear Parvati, I will now relate to you the glories of the Tenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, as related by Lord Vishnu to Lakshmi-Devi which in itself is a stairway to the spiritual world. In Kashipuri, there was a Brahmana of the name Dhirabuddhi, who was as dear to me as Nandi, my carrier. He was always peaceful and all of his senses were fixed in the glorification of Lord Krishna. Wherever he would go, I would follow him with great love, so that I could protect and serve him. Seeing my activities, my eternal servant Bhringiriddhi inquired from me, "What kind of austerities and other
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pious activities has this great devotee performed, that you are personally rendering service to him?" Hearing Bringiridhi's inquiry I replied as follows. "Once, in Kailash parvata, in the garden known as punnaag, I was enjoying sitting in the moonlight, and suddenly there was a great wind, which caused the trees to shake with a very loud noise. Suddenly a shadow was cast all around as if a mountain was moving. Suddenly, in the sky, a very large bird in the color of a rain cloud appeared. Due to the flapping of its wings, it was causing the trees to shake and the dust to swirl around. Suddenly the bird landed on the ground and offered his respects to me and also one beautiful lotus flower. After which, he said, "Oh Mahadeva! All glories to you, the shelter of all. There is no limit to your glories. You are the protector of the devotees, who have control over their senses. And you are the foremost of all the devotees of the Supreme Lord Krishna. Great souls such as Brihaspati are always chanting your glories. But even the thousand-headed Ananta Sesha, is not able to fully describe your glories. So what to speak of a bird like me, with such small intelligence." After hearing the bird's prayer, I inquired, "who are you, and where are you coming from? You look like a swan and your bodily color is that of a crow." That bird said, "Pease understand that I am the swan-carrier of Lord Brahma. And the reason for my body having attained a black color, I will relate to you. Just close to Saurashtra (Surat) there is one beautiful lake, from where this wonderful heavenly lotus came from. I had been enjoying there for some time. Just as I was flying off from that place, I suddenly fell to the ground and my body took on this black color. At that time I was thinking to my self. How have I fallen down, and how has my body which was white like camphor, turned black? While thinking in this way I heard a voice, coming from the lotuses in the lake "Oh, swan, get up, I will tell you the reason why you fell down, and your body turned black." At that time I got up and went to the center of the lake, where there were five extraordinary beautiful lotuses out of which came a very beautiful lady. After circumambulating her, I inquired as to the reason of my falling down. She replied; "Oh, black swan, while you were flying, you flew over me, and due to this offense, your body has now become black. When I saw you fall down, I felt sorry for you, thus, I called you here. When I opened my mouth, the scent emanating from it was able to purify at one time seven thousand black bees, who immediately attained admission into the heavenly realm. My dear king of birds, the reason I have such power I will tell you.

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Previous to this birth, three births before, I was born in a Brahmana family, and my name was Sarojavadana, my father had always instructed me in the principles of chastity and when I got married I served my husband very faithfully. One day I found a Maina (a black bird), and due to looking after it, my service to my husband became affected, for which he became angry, and cursed me, "Oh, sinful woman, you will become a maina in your next birth." In my next birth I became a maina, but due to my following the principles of chastity strictly, I managed to come in contact with some sages, who kept me at their ashram. One of the sage's daughters used to look after me. While staying there, every morning and evening I would hear the recitation of the tenth chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita, due to which in my next birth, in the heavenly planets, I attained the body of an apsara of the name Padmavati. One day, I was traveling in a flower airplane when I saw the beautiful lotus flower on this lake. Coming here, I started to enjoy in the water. At that time, Durvasa-Muni arrived and saw me completely naked. Being afraid of him I immediately took on the form of five lotuses. My two arms became two lotuses and my two legs became two lotuses, and the rest of my body became the fifth lotus. From Durvasa Muni's eyes fire started to emanate: "Oh, sinful one, you will stay in that form for one hundred years". After cursing me, he immediately disappeared. But fortunately, I was able to remember the Tenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita. And today, I have become free from the curse, due to your crossing over me, you fell to the ground and your body became black. But if you hear from me the Tenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagavad-gita, you will be able to become free from this situation." After Padmavati had completed reciting the Tenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavadgita, she left in an airplane for Vaikuntha. After that I came here and offered this beautiful lotus from that lake to you." Lord Shiva said, "After that black swan completed his story he immediately gave up his body and took birth in a Brahmana family as Dhirabuddhi, who, from his childhood, always chanted the Tenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. And whoever would hear that chanting from him would attain darshan of Lord Vishnu, who is holding the Shankha and Chakra. Whoever would hear that chanting, whether they are fallen and addicted to intoxication, or even killers of brahmanas, they would attain the darshan of Lord Vishnu, who is holding the Shankha and Chakra. For that reason my dear Bhringiriddhi, I am always serving Dhirabuddhi."

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My dear Parvati, whether one be male or female, sannyasi or grhastha in fact whatever situation one may be in, if he chants the Tenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-gita, he will attain the darshan of Lord Vishnu.

Sri Krishna Ashtakam
1. Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chaanoora Mardhanam | Devaki Paramaanandham Krishnam Vande' Jagat gurum || 2. Athasee Pushpa Sankaasham Haara Noopura Shobhitham | Rathna Kankana keyooram Krishnam Vandhe' Jagat gurum || 3. Kutilaalaka Samyuktham Poorna Chandra Nibhaananam | Vilasat Kundala dharam Krishnam Vandhe' Jagat gurum || 4. Mandhara Gandha Samyuktam Chaaru-haasam Chatur-bhujam; | Barhi-picchaavaa coodaangam Krishnam Vandhe' Jagathgurum || 5. Utpulla Padma Patraksham Nila-jeemutha Sannibham | Yaadhavaanaam Shiro rathnam Krishnam Vandhe' Jagathgurum || 6. Rukmini Ke'li Samyuktham, Peethambara Su Shobitham | Avaapta Tulasee Gaandharam, Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum. || 7. Gopikaanaam kuca-dwandva-kunkumaankita vakshasam | Srinike'tham Maheshvaasam Krishnam Vandhe' Jagathgurum || 8. Srivatsaankam, Mahoraskam, Vana Maala Virajitam | Shanka Chakra Dharam Devam Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum. || 9. Krishnaashtakam idam Punyam Praatar utthaaya Ya:pate't| Ko'ti Janma Krutam Papam Smaranaat tasya nashyati ||

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Om Paarthaaya pratibodhitaam Bhagavataa Naaraayanena swayam l Vyaasena grathitaam puraana muninaa madhye mahaabhaaratam ll Advaitaamrita varshiNeem bhagavateem ashtaadashaa dhyaayineem l Amba twaam anusandadhaami bhagavad geete bhavadweshineem ll1ll 1. Om. O Bhagavad Gita, with which Partha was illumined by Lord Narayana Himself, and which was composed within the Mahabharata by the ancient sage, Vyasa, O Divine Mother, the destroyer of rebirth, the showerer of the nectar of Advaita, and consisting of eighteen discourses— upon Thee, O Gita, Oaffectionate Mother, I meditate! Namostu te vyaasa vishaala buddhe phullaaravindaa-yata-patra-netra l Yena twayaa Bhaarata-taila-poorNah prajwaalito jnaanamayah pradeepah ll2ll 2. Salutations unto thee, O Vyasa, of broad intellect and with eyes like the petals of a full-blown lotus, by whom the lamp of knowledge, filled with the oil of the Mahabharata, has been lighted! Prapanna-paarijaataaya totra-vetraika-paaNaye l Jnaana-mudraaya krishNaaya geetaamrita-duhe namah ll3ll
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3. Salutations to Lord Krishna, the Parijata or the Kalpataru or the bestower of all desires for those who take refuge in Him, the holder of the whip in one hand, the holder of the symbol of divine knowledge and the milker of the divine nectar of the Bhagavad Gita! Sarvopanishado gaavo dogdhaa gopaala-nandanah l Paartho vatsah sudheer bhoktaa dugdham geetaamritam mahat ll4ll 4. All the Upanishads are the cows; the milker is Krishna; the cowherd boy, Partha (Arjuna), is the calf; men of purified intellect are the drinkers; the milk is the great nectar of the Gita. Vasudeva-sutam devam kamsa chaanoora mardanam l Devakee paramaanandam krishnam vande jagadgurum ll5ll 5. I salute Sri Krishna, the world-teacher, son of Vasudeva, the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanura, the supreme bliss of Devaki! Bheeshma drona tataaJayadratha jalaa Gaandhaara neelotpalaa l Shalya-graaha-vatee KripeNa vahanee KarneNa velaakulaa ll Ashwatthaama-vikarna-ghora-makaraa Duryodhanaa vartinee l Sotteernaa khalu Paandavai raNa nadee kaivartakah Keshavah ll6ll 6. With Kesava as the helmsman, verily was crossed by the Pandavas the battle-river, whose banks were Bhishma and Drona, whose water was Jayadratha, whose blue lotus was the king of Gandhara, whose crocodile was Salya, whose current was Kripa, whose billow was Karna, whose terrible alligators were Vikarna and Asvatthama, whose whirlpool was Duryodhana. Paaraasharya vacah sarojam-amalam geetaartha gandhotkatam l Naana-akhyaanaka-kesaram hari-kathaa sambodhanaa-bodhitam ll Loke sajjana shatpadair-aharahah pepeeyamaanam mudaa l Bhooyaat Bhaarata pankajam kalimala pradhwamsasi nah shreyase ll7ll 7. May this lotus of the Mahabharata, born in the lake of the words of Vyasa, sweet with the fragrance of the meaning of the Gita, with many stories as its stamens, fully opened by the discourses of Hari, the destroyer of the sins of Kali, and drunk joyously by the bees of good men in the world, become day by day the bestower of good to us!
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Mookam karoti vaacaalam pangum ullanghayate girim l Yatkrupaa tamaham vande Paramaananda Maadhavam ll8ll 8. I salute that Madhava, the source of supreme bliss, whose Grace makes the dumb eloquent and the cripple cross mountains! Yam Brahmaa Varunendra Rudramarutah stunwanti divyaih stavaih l Vedaih saangapada kramopanishadair gaayanti yam saamagaah ll Dhyaanaa vasthita tadgatena manasaa pashyanti yam yoginO l Yasyaantam na viduh suraa-sura-ganaah devaaya tasmai namah ll9ll 9. Salutations to that God whom Brahma, Indra, Varuna, Rudra and the Maruts praise with divine hymns, of whom the Sama-chanters sing by the Vedas and their Angas (in the Pada and Krama methods), and by the Upanishads; whom the Yogis see with their minds absorbed in Him through meditation, and whose ends the hosts of Devas and Asuras know not! Sarva dharmaan parityajya maam ekam sharaNam vraja l Aham twaam sarva paapebhyO mokshayishyaami maa shucah ll

The Glory of the Gita To be recited at the end of the chanting Gita Mahatmyam from Varaha Purana (parital, see link) – Dhara uvaca (in original Sanskrit and English)
Geetaayaah pathanam kritwaa maahaatmyam naiva yah pathet l Vrithaa paatho bhavet tasya shrama eva hyudaahritah //21// TRANSLATION He who fails to read this Glory of the Gita (the Gita Mahatmyam), after having read the Gita, loses the benefit thereby, and the effort alone remains.

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COMMENTARY This is to test and confirm the faith of the reader in the Gita. It is not a mere book but the Word of God and should therefore be studied with great faith and devotion which this Mahatmyam generates in one’s heart. Etan-maahaatmya-samyuktam geetaa-bhyaasam karoti yah l Sa tat phalam avaapnoti durlabhaam gatim aapnuyaat ll22ll TRANSLATION One who studies the Gita, together with this Glory of the Gita, attains the fruit mentioned above and reaches the state which is otherwise very difficult to be attained.

The Glory of the Gita (Chanted after the recitation on the Gita) as spoken by Sripad Shankaracharya
Read summary overview of each chapter of Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad Gita On-line Bhagavad Gita Dhyanam

Gita shastram idam punyam yah pateth prayatah puman Vishnoh padam avapnoti bhaya-shokadi varjitah (Gita-mahatmya 1) (1) He who studies this Gita scripture with humility is freed from fear and misery and attains the feet of Lord Vishnu. Gita adhyaana-shilasya pranayama-paraasya cha naiva santi he paapani purva janme kritani cha (Gita-mahatmya 2) (2) That person who is in the habit of reading the Gita and who is also devoted to practising pranayama (breathing exercises) is not touched by sins, even those done in his previous birth. Mala nirmochanam pumsam jala snanam dine dine sakrid gitambhaasi snanam samsara mala nashanam (Gita-mahatmya 3) (3) Human beings must bathe in water every day to get rid of the dirt (of the body), but bathing in the water of the Gita once is enough to get rid of the dirt of this samsara (cycle of birth and death). Gita sugita kartavya kim anyaih shastra vistaraih
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ya svyam padama nabhaayasa mukha padmaat vinih srutaa (Gita-mahatmya 4) (4) This Gita which has come out of the lotus-like face of the Lord (He who has the lotus in His navel) and which is so melodious, should be studied. There is no need to study any other scriptures in detail. Bharat amrita sarvasam Vishnor vaktraat vini sritam Gita gangodakam pitva punar janma na vidyate (Gita-mahatmya 5) (5) After drinking the water of the Gita which is the nectar of the entire Bharata (the epic Mahabharata) and which has come out of the mouth of Vishnu, there is no more birth (in this world). Sarvo panishado gaavo dogdha gopaala nandanah Partho vatsah sudhir bhokta dugdham gitaa amritam mahat (Gita-mahatmya 6) (6) All the Upanishads are the cows, the one who milks the cows is Krishna, Arjuna (Partha) is the calf. Men of purified intellect are the enjoyers; the milk is the great nectar of the Gita. Ekam sastram devaki-putra-gitam eko devo devaki-putra eva eko mantras tasya namani yani karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva (Gita-mahatmya 7) The only scripture is the song of the son of Devaki. The only deity is the son of Devaki. The only mantra is His Names. The only action is the service of That Deity. (7) In this present day, many people are very eager to have one scripture, one God, one religion, and one occupation. So, therefore, ekam sastram devaki-putra-gitam: let there be one scripture only, one common scripture, for the whole world —Bhagavadgita. And Eko devo devaki-putra eva: let there be one God only for the whole world— Sri Krsna. Eko mantras tasya namani: And one hymn, one mantra, one prayer only— the chanting of His name: Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. Karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva: And let there be one work only—the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Lord Shiva in Gita Mahatmya, states that "only one God - Krishna, the son of Devaki" (Verse 7).

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Om Jai Jagdish Hare
ॐ जय जगदीश हरे स्वामी* जय जगदीश हरे स्वामी* जय जगदीश हरे भक्त जनों के संकट दास जनों के संकट क्षण में दूर करे ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 1 माि बपिा िुम मेरे शरण गहं मैं ककसकी स्वामी शरण गहं मैं ककसकी िुम बिन और न दूजा िुम बिन और न दूजा आस कर मैं बजसकी ं ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 3

जो ध्यावे फल पावे दुख बिनसे मन का स्वामी दुख बिनसे मन का सुख सम्पबि घर आवे सुख सम्पबि घर आवे कष्ट बमटे तन का ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 2

िुम पूरण परमात्मा िुम अंिरयामी स्वामी िुम अंिरयामी पारब्रह्म परमेश्वर पारब्रह्म परमेश्वर िुम सब के स्वामी ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 4

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Om Jai Jagdish Hare (Contd.)
िुम करुणा के सागर िुम पालनकिाा दीनिंिु दुखहिाा ठाकु र िुम मेरे

स्वामी िुम पालनकिाा
मैं मूरख खल कामी मैं सेवक िुम स्वामी कृ पा करो भिाा ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 5

स्वामी ठाकु र िुम मेरे
अपने हाथ उठाओ अपने शरण लगाओ द्वार पडा िेरे ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 7

िुम हो एक अगोचर सिके प्राणपबि स्वामी सिके प्राणपबि ककस बवबि बमलूं दयामय ककस बवबि बमलूं कृ पामय िुमको मैं कु मबि ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 6

बवषय बवकार बमटाओ पाप हरो देवा स्वमी पाप हरो देवा श्रद्धा भबक्त िढाओ श्रद्धा प्रेम िढाओ संिन की सेवा ॐ जय जगदीश हरे … 8

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ॐ जय ज * जय ज ज ज

ॐ जय ज

Om Jai Jagdish Hare
By Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri Translated by P. R. Ramachander

Om Jai Jagdish Hare Swami Jai Jagdish Hare Bhakt jano ke sankat Daas jano ke sankat Kshan mein dhoor kare Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ………….. 1 Victory to Vishnu, the lord of the universe Who will remove in a second, The sorrow of all his devotees, And the sorrows of all his followers. Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of Universe

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Jo dhyaave phal paave Dukh bin se man kaa Swami dukh bin se man kaa Sukh sampati ghar aave Swami, Sukh sampati ghar aave Kasht mite tan kaa Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ……………2 He who meditates will get the fruit, Of a mind without sorrows, O Lord, of a mind without sorrows, Pleasures and wealth will come to his house, O Lord, Pleasures and wealth will come to his house, And the sufferings of his body will be cured. Om Victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. Mataa pitaa tum mere Sharan gahoon mein kiski Swami sharan gahoon mein kiski Tum bin aur na dhooja Prabhu bin aur na dhooja Aas karoon main jiski Om Jai Jagdish Hare. …………. 3 You are my father and mother, To whom should I surrender, Lord, to whom should I surrender? Except you I do not see any one else, O Lord except you I do not see anyone else, To whom I should surrender, Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of universe. Tum pooraN Parmatmaaa Tum Antaryami Swami tum Antaryami
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Paar Brahma Parameshwar Paar Brahma Parameshwar Tum sabke swami Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ……………4 You are the complete eternal lord, You are the one who resides in me, Lord, you are the one who resides in me, You are the greatest Lord who is the eternal truth, Lord, you are the eternal truth, And you are the lord of everyone. Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. Tum karunaa ke saagar Tum paalan kartaa Swami tum paalan kartaa Mein moorakh khal khami Mein sevak tum swami Kripa karo Bhartaa Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ……….. 5 You are the ocean of mercy, You are the Lord who takes care of us all, Lord, you are the one who takes care of us all, I am a simpleton with wrong wishes, And Lord, also your humble follower, Shower your mercy on me, Oh lord. Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. Tum ho ek agochar Sab ke praan pati Swami sab ke praan pati Kis vidh miloon Krupaamai Kis vidh miloon Dayaamai Tum ko mein kumati
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Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ……… 6 You are the one who is beyond my sight, You are the lord of soul of everyone, Lord, you are the lord of soul of everyone, What rules should I follow O compassionate one? What rules should I follow, O merciful one? In worshipping you, this foolish one that I am. Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. Deen bandhu dukh harta Thakur tum mere Swami Thakur tum mere Apne hath uthaaO Apne sharan lagaaO Dwar padaa (padi) mein tere Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ………. 7

…….men say padaa women say padi

You are the relation of the oppressed, You are the one who removes all sorrows, Lord you are my leader, Please lift your hand, Then bless me, As I have reached the gate of yours. Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. Vishaya vikaar mitaaO Paap haro Deva Swami paap haro Deva Shradhaa bhakti badaaO Shradhaa prem badaaO Santan ki seva Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ………… 8 Remove emotions in case of all issues from me,
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Oh Lord, who destroys all sins, Lord, who destroys all sins, You increase my devotion and attachment to you, Lord, increase my devotion and attachment, And make me serve you who does not have an end. Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. Om Jai Jagdish Hare Swami Jai Jagdish Hare Bhakt jano ke sankat Das jano ke sankat Kshan mein dhoor kare Om Jai Jagdish Hare. ………… 9 Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe, Lord, victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe, The sorrows of your dear devotees, The sorrows of your followers, You, drive away far, far away in a second, Om victory to Vishnu, the Lord of the universe. ****************************************************************** Tvameva maataa ca pitaa tvameva Tvameva bandhush ca sakhaa tvameva Tvameva vidyaa draviNam tvameva Tvameva sarvam ma-ma Deva Deva Kayena vaacaa manasendriyair vaa l Buddhyaatmanaa vaa prakruteh swabhaavaat ll Karomi yadyat sakalam Parasmai l Narayanayeti samarpayaami ll Asato maa sat gamaya l
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Tamaso maa jyothir gamayaa ll Mruthyor maa amrutham gamaya l Om Shanti Shantih Shantihee ll Sarve bhavantu sukhinahaa sarve santu niraamayaahaa l Sarve bhadraani pashyantu maa kashcit dhukkabhaag bhavet ll Om poorNam adhahaa PoorNamidam PoorNaat poorNam ucyate ll PoorNasya PoorNam aadhaaya l PoorNamevaa vashiyate ll Om Shanti Shantih Shantihee ll Yaani kaani ca paapaani Janmaantra krutaani ca l Taani taani praNashyanti Pradakshina pade pade ll PaapOham papa karmaaham l Paapaatmaa papa sambhavahaa ll Traahi maam krupayaa deva l Raksha raksha Janaardhana ll Anyataa sharaNam naasti tvameva sharaNam ma-ma l Tasmaat kaaruNya bhaavena raksha raksha MahaaprabhO ll Hari Om *************************************************************************************

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The Upanishads and Srimad Bhagavad Gita
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Each of the four Vedas (Rik, Yajus, Sama, and Atharva) is divided into four sections - Samhitas, Brahmanas, and Aranyakas and the Upanishads come last. The Upanishads are the most difficult part of the Vedas. We can have some idea of what the Veda Samhitas are, what the Brahmanas are, what the Aranyakas are, but it requires deep thinking and a chastening of our psyche before we can enter into the subject of the Upanishads. What do the Upanishads tell us? They tell us the mode, the modus operandi of directly contacting the Spirit of the universe through the Spirit that is inside us - not by word of mouth, not by speaking any word, not by performance of any ritual. There is no need of any temple, church or scripture; we want nothing except our own Self. When we reach the Spirit of the universe, nothing will come with us, as it was mentioned. We will go there alone. We are the most important thing in this world, and not what we possess. The possessions will leave us, but we will carry ourselves. What is it that we will carry as ourselves? You will not be able to understand the meaning of this statement. What exactly is meant by saying "I carry myself"? How will you carry yourself? You are not an object or luggage to be lifted. If you cannot know what it is to carry yourself,
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you will also not know what the Upanishads will tell you. The Upanishads are the doctrine of the lifting of your own self to the Self of the universe, the Spirit which you are. It is not merely the Spirit inside you you yourself are the Spirit. Why do you say "inside" - because when the outer cloth of this body and even the mind is shed at the time of departure, do you remain, or do you exist only in part there? Can you say, "A part of me has gone; I am only partly there"? No, you are wholly there. Independent of the body and also of the mind, you are whole. This is a fact you will recognise by an analysis of deep sleep. The body and mind are excluded from awareness or cognition in the state of deep sleep. Do you exist only partially in deep sleep, or do you exist entirely? If your body and mind are really a part of you, when they are isolated from your consciousness in deep sleep, you would be only fifty percent or twenty-five percent; and when you wake up from sleep, you would get up as a twentyfive percent individual, and not as a whole person. But you wake up as a whole person. Therefore, the wholeness of your true essence need not include the body and the mind. This is what is meant by the word 'Spirit'. Because of the difficulties in understanding what it is, mostly you think that the Spirit is inside, the Atman is inside, God is inside; everything is inside. But inside what? When you utter the word 'inside', you do not know what exactly you mean. Does it mean that the Spirit is inside the body? If that is the case, are you inside yourself? Are you inside your body? Just think over this absurdity in defining your own Self as something inside yourself. "I am inside myself." Can you say that? These are some of the difficulties that are faced in understanding the Upanishadic doctrine, which is why the Upanishads are not intended to be taught to the public. We should not shout the Upanishads in a marketplace. Great teachers used to communicate this knowledge only to great students. The students also must be equally great. Electricity can pass only through a high-tension copper wire; it cannot pass through a rope which is
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made of coir. So, every person cannot become a fit student for the Upanishads. Years and years of tapasya were prescribed to the students. Unless you are hungry, food cannot be digested. Similarly, if you have not got the appetite to receive this knowledge, nothing will go inside you. When you search for the Spirit of the world as a whole, the Spirit of your own Self, when you search for your Self, you conclude there is no need in searching for anything else. Here is the condition that you have to fulfil before studying the Upanishads. Do you want only your Self as the true Spirit, commensurate with the Spirit of the universe, or do you want many other things also? Those who want many other things are not fit students of the Upanishadic or even the Bhagavadgita philosophy, because the Upanishads and the Gita take you to the very essence of things, which is the Reality of all things. When you get That, attain That, reach That, identify yourself with That, you will not have to ask for anything else. It is like the sea of Reality, and nothing is outside it. But if desire still persists - a little bit of pinching and a discovery of a frustration, and emotional tension: "Oh, I would like to have this" - and it is harassing you, then you had better finish with all your desires. You should fulfil all your requirements and not come to the Upanishadic teacher with the disease of a frustrated, unfulfilled desire. Now, you can see how merciful Krishna is. He took all of the Upanishads and milked their every essence and converted it into the Bhagavad Gita – like a bee that extracts sweet nectar to produce honey from literally millions of flowers. All of the teachings of all of the Upanishads are condensed in the Bhagavad Gita. This is the meaning of the verse SarvOpanishadO gaavo dogdhaa Gopaalanandanahaa.

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Srimad Bhagavad-gita-mahatmyam

from Sri Vaisnaviya-tantra-sara

Verse 1 rsir uvaca gitayas caiva mahatmyam, yathavat suta me vada pura narayana-ksetre, vyasena muninoditam The sages said: — O Suta, please kindly reiterate to us the glory of the Gita, as it was spoken long before at Narayana-ksetra by tbe great sage Srila Vyasadeva. Verse 2 suta uvaca bhadram bhagavata prstam, yaddhi guptatamam param sakyate kena tad vaktum, gita-mdhatmyam uttamam Suta Goswami said: — O venerable ones, you have certainly asked the most glorious question. Verily, who can describe the supreme, grand glory of the Gita, the most hidden of all treasures?
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Verse 3 krsno janati vai samyak, kincit kunti-sutah phalam vyaso va vyasa-putro va, yajna-valkyo 'tha maithilah Certainly Lord Sri Krsna is in full knowledge of that glory; Arjuna, the son of Kunti, knows something of its fruit; and Vyasadeva, Sukadeva, Yajnavalkya, and the saintly King Janaka-they are all somewhat conversant with it as well. Verse 4 anye sravanatah srutva, lesam sankirtayanti ca tasmat kincid vadamy atra, vyasasyasyan maya srutam Apart from them, others who have heard from one another about it are engaged in singing the praises of a tiny fraction of its greatness. Verse 5 sarvopanisado gavo, dogdha gopala-nandanah partho vatsah sudhir-bhokta, dugdham gitamrtam mahat All the Upanisads are the cow personified, and the cowherd boy Sri Krsna is their milker. The son of Prtha is the calf personified, this ambrosia of the Gita is the superexcellent milk, and the highly intelligent virtuous souls are its tasters. Verse 6 sarathyam arjunasyadau, kurvan gitamrtam dadau loka-trayopakaraya, tasmai krsnatmane namah To begin with, I offer my obeisances unto Lord Sri Krsna who accepted the position of the chariot driver of Arjuna, just to distribute this ambrosia of the Gita for the benefit of all the three worlds. Verse 7 samsara-sagaram ghoram, tartum icchati yo narah gita-navam samasadya, param yati sukhena sah A person who wants to cross over the ghastly ocean of material suffering can do so very easily by taking shelter of the boat of the Bhagavad Gita. Verse 8 gita-jnanam srutam naiva, sadaivabhyasa yogatah moksam icchati mudhatma, yati balaka-hasyatam That fool, who wants to attain liberation by constant yoga practice without hearing the wisdom of the Gita, is fit to be laughed at - even by a child. Verse 9
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ye srnvanti pathanty eva, gita-sastram ahar-nisam na te vai manusa jneya, deva-rupa na samsayah One who day and night hears and recites the Gita is never to be taken as a mere human being. Without a doubt, he is a veritable god. Verse 10 gita jnanena sambodham, krsnah praharjunaya vai bhakti-tattvam param tatra, sa-gunam vatha nirgunam In order to enlighten Arjuna by the knowledge of the Gita, Lord Krsnacandra has sung the praises of the supreme principle of devotion, both relative and absolute. Verse 11 sopanastadasair evam, bhukti-mukti samucchritaih kramasas citta-suddhih syat, prema-bhakty adi karmasu In this way, the heart is purified by the knowledge of the Gita, a ladder of eighteen chapters which refutes all doctrines propounding sense enjoyment and liberation (bhukti-mukti). Step by step, the qualification to practice loving devotional service is developed. Verse 12 sadhor gitambhasi snanam, samsara-mala-nasanam sraddha-hinasya tam karyam, hasti-snanam vrthaiva tat Bathing in the pure waters of the Gita, the devotees are liberated from contamination of the mundane world. But such an attempt by faithless per-sons is utterly useless, just like the elephant's bathing (and immediately rol-ling in the dust afterwards). Verse 13 gitayas ca na janati, pathanam naiva pathanam sa eva manuse loke, mogha-karma-karo bhavet A person who knows nothing about learning and teaching the Gita is a failure in the duty of the human form of life. Verse 14 tasmad gitam na janati, nadhamas tat paro janah dhik tasya manusam deham, vijnanam kula silatam Therefore, there is no one more fallen than he who does not know the teachings of the Gita. His family, his practices, his conceptions, and his human birth are all condemned. Verse 15
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gitartham na vijanati, nadhamas tat paro janah dhik sariram subham silam, vibhavantad grhasramam There is no one more fallen than he who does not know the meaning of the Gita. His beautiful body, personality, opulence, and married life are all condemned. Verse 16 gita-sastram na janati, nadhamas tat paro janah dhik prarabdham pratistham ca, pujam danam mahattamam There is no one more fallen than the person who does not know the scripture Bhagavad Gita. His undertakings are condemned, his reputation is condemned, and his worship, charity, and good qualities are all condemned. Verse 17 gita-sastre matir nasti, sarvam tan nisphalam jaguh dhik tasya jnana-dataram, vratam nistham tapo yasah A person who does not care for the holy Gita is to be known as a failure in all respects. His teacher is condemned, his vows are condemned, and his conviction, austerity, and fame are all condemned. Verse 18 gitartha-pathanam nasti, nadhamas tat paro janah gita-gitam na yaj jnanam, tad viddhy asura-sammatam tan mogham dharma-rahitam, veda vedanta garhitam There is none more fallen than he who does not study the purport of the Gita; and that knowledge which is not sung in the Gita should be known as useless, irreligious, offensive to the Veda and Vedanta, and demoniac. Verse 19 tasmad dharma-mayi gita, sarva-jnana-prayojika sarva-sastra-sara-bhuta, visuddha sa visisyate Therefore, the Gita should be offered all respects at all times and in all places as the inaugurator of all religious wisdom and the spotless essence of all Holy Scriptures. Verse 20 yo 'dhite visnu-parvahe, gitam sri hari-vasare svapan jagrat calan tisthan, satrubhir na sa hiyate A person who studies the Gita at the time of holy festival days, espe-cially the fasting day known as Ekadasi - such a person, whether awake or asleep, moving or still, is never defeated by enemies.
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Verse 21 salagrama-silayam va, devagare sivalaye tirthe nadyam pathed gitam, saubhagyam labhate dhruvam One who recites the Gita in the presence of the Deity Salagram-sila, or in a temple of the Supreme Lord, or a temple of Lord Siva, at a holy place of pilgrimage or on the bank of a holy river - such a person becomes qual-ified to become the recipient all good fortune. Verse 22 devaki-nandanah krsno, gita-pathena tusyati yatha na vedair danena, yajna-tirtha- vratadibhih The son of Devaki, the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna, cannot be satisfied by anyone's study of the Vedas, charity, sacrifice, pilgrimage, or vows, as much as He is satisfied by the devotional recitation of the Gita. Verse 23 gitadhita ca yenapi, bhakti-bhavena cetasa veda-sastra-puranani, tena dhitani sarvasah The study of the Vedas and Puranas - verily, the study of all scriptures - is completed in all respects by one who studies the Gita with devotion. Verse 24 yoga-sthane siddha-pithe, silagre sat-sabhasu ca yajne ca visnu-bhaktagre, pathan siddhim param labhet The highest perfection of life is attained by one who recites the Gita at a place where yoga meditation is performed, at an exalted holy place, before the Salagram-sila, and during the performance of a sacrifice, and especially, in the association of devotees. Verse 25 gita-patham ca sravanam, yah karoti dine dine kratavo vajimedhadyah, krtas tena sa-daksinah Great sacrifices such as the Asvamedha, along with their remunerations, are naturally achieved by one who daily hears and recites the Gita. Verse 26 yah srnoti ca gitartham kirtayaty eva yah param sravayec ca parartham vai, sa prayati param padam One who attentively hears and sings the glories of the purport of the Gita, or reiterates that purport to others - such a person attains to the supreme destination.
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Verse 27-28 gitayah pustakam suddham, yo 'rpayaty eva sadarat vidhina bhakti-bhavena, tasya bharya priya bhavet yasah-saubhagyam-arogyam, labhate natra samsayah dayitanam priyo bhutva, paramam sukham asnute One who, with respect and devotion, and according to scriptural regulations makes a gift of this holy book, the Gita - such a person will have a devoted wife, and without a doubt will attain fame, fortune, and good health. Furthermore, he becomes extremely beloved by those near and dear to him, and enjoys great happiness. Verse 29 abhicarodbhavam duhkham, vara-sapagatam ca yat nopasarpati tatraiva, yatra gitarcanam grhe The misery caused by a curse or black rites can never enter into that house where the Gita is worshiped. Verse 30 tapa-trayodbhava pida, naiva vyadhir bhavet kvacit na sapo naiva papam ca, durgatir narakam na ca In that house there is never any suffering from the threefold miseries, nor is there ever fear of any type of sickness, curse, sin, or misfortune. Verse 31 visphotakadayo dehe, na badhante kadacana labhet krsna-pade dasyam, bhaktim cavyabhicarinim In that house, no one is ever born with an infected or deformed body; and those residing there achieve exclusive and continuous devotion in the mood of survivorship unto the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krsna. Verse 32 jayate satatam sakhyam, sarva-jiva-ganaih saha prarabdham bhunjato vapi, gitabhyasa-ratasya ca A person who is devoted to studying the Gita, acquires a friendly dis-position to all living beings, despite his accruing the reactions of his previous actions in this world. Verse 33 sa muktah sa sukhi loke, karmana nopalipyate maha-papati-papani, gitadhyayi karoti cet na kincit sprsyate tasya, nalini-dalam-ambhasa
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That person is liberated and happy. Although acting in this world, he is not implicated. Even if by chance a person who studies the Gita happens to commit extremely horrible sin, he cannot be affected by that, just as a lotus leaf cannot be touched by even a drop of water. Verse 34-35 anacarodbhavam papam, avacyadi krtam ca yat abhaksya-bhaksajam dosam, asprsya sparsajam tatha jnanajnana-krtam nityam, indriyair janitam ca yat tat sarvam nasamayati, gita-pathena tat ksanat Sin arising from offensive behavior or speech, the offense of eating for-bidden things, and sinful activities incited by the senses and committed knowingly or unknowingly in daily routine activities - all kinds of sins are at once eradicated by devotional recitation of the Gita. Verse 36 sarvatra pratibhokta ca, pratigrhya ca sarvasah gita-patham prakurvano, na lipyeta kadacana Although he may accept foodstuffs at all places or charity in all circumstances, the devoted speaker of the Gita is distinguished in that he re-mains totally unimplicated by these actions at all times. Verse 37 ratna-purnam mahim sarvam, pratigrhyavidhanatah gita-pathena caikena, suddha sphatikavat sada Even one who, against the injunctions of the scriptures, accepts in char-ity as many precious jewels as would cover the entire surface of the Earth and oceans - such a person becomes as spotless as pure crystal simply by devotionally reciting the Gita only once. Verse 38 yasyantahkaranam nityam, gitayam ramate sada sa sagnikah sada japi, kriyavan sa ca panditah A person whose heart is always absorbed in the Gita is certainly to be taken as superbly replete in the performance of sacrifices and the constant repetition of the holy names or mantras (japa). All his actions are properly adjusted, and he is truly learned (pandita). Verse 39 darsaniyah sa dhanavan, sa yogi jnanavan api sa eva yajniko yaji, sarva-vedartha-darsakah
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Certainly he is fit is fit to be seen (i.e. to have the darsana of), he is truly wealthy, he is a yogi, and a genuine scholar. He is a knower of sacrifice, a performer of sacrifice, and a knower of all the Vedas. Verse 40 gitayah pustakam yatra, nitya-pathas ca vartate tatra sarvani tirthani, prayagadini bhutale All the holy places in this universe such as Prayaga are eternally present wherever the Gita, the eternal book of divine song, is present. Verse 41 nivasanti sada dehe, deha-sese 'pi sarvada sarve devas ca rsayo, yogino deha-raksakah The protectors of the body, in the form of demigods, Rsis, or yogis, all reside within the body of one who constantly studies the Gita, and they are even present at the demise of his body. Verse 42 gopalo bala-krsno 'pi, narada-dhruva-parsadaih sahayo jayate sighram, yatra gita pravartate Accompanied by His associates such as Narada and Dhruva, the cowherd boy Lord Sri Krsna personally appears as a guardian wherever the Gita is present. Verse 43 yatra gita-vicaras ca, pathanam-pathanam tatha modate tatra sri krsno, bhagavan radhaya saha With supreme ecstasy, the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna and His divine con-sort Sri Radhika are graciously present wherever the conception of the Gita scripture is discussed, studied, and taught. Verse 44 sri bhagavan uvaca gita me hrdayam partha, gita me saram uttamam gita me jnanam aty ugram, gita me jnanam avyayam The Supreme Lord said: — O Partha, the Gita is My heart, the Gita is My supreme essence, and the Gita is intense, imperishable knowledge of Me. Verse 45 gita me cottamam sthanam, gita me paramam padam gita me paramam guhyam, gita me paramo guruh
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— The Gita is My supreme shelter, the Gita is My supreme abode, the Gita is My most hidden treasure, and especially, the Gita is My supreme guru. Verse 46 gitasraye 'ham tisthami, gita me paramam grham gita-jnanam samasritya, trilokim palayamy aham — I am present within the Gita, and the Gita is my supreme residence. Only by the knowledge of the Gita do I maintain the three worlds. Verse 47 gita me parama-vidya, brahma-rupa na samsayah arddha-matra-hara nityam, anirvacya-padatmika — Know without a doubt that the eternally ineffable Gita, as My other Self, is My supreme wisdom of the Absolute personified. Verse 48 gita namani vaksyami, guhyani srnu pandava kirtanat sarva-papani, vilayam yanti tat ksanat — O Pandava, I shall now utter those holy names of the Gita by singing which all sins are immediately destroyed. Hear now those confidential names from Me: Verse 49-51 ganga gita ca savitri, sita satya pativrata brahmavalir brahma-vidya, tri-sandhya mukta-gehini arddha-matra cidananda, bhavaghni bhranti-nasini veda-trayi parananda, tattvartha-jnana-manjari ity etani japen nityam, naro niscala-manasah jnana-siddhim labhen nityam, tathante paramam padam — Ganga, Gita, Savitri, Sita, Satya, Pativrata, Brahmavali, Brahmavidya, Trisandhya, Mukta-gehini, Arddhamatra, Cidananda, Bhavaghni, Bhrantinasini, Vedatrayi, Parananda, and Tattvartha-jnana-manjari. A person who with a sober mind continuously utters these confidential holy names achieves the perfection of divine knowledge, and in the end he reaches the supreme destination. Verse 52 pathe 'samarthah sampurne tad arddham patham acaret tada go-dana-jam punyam, labhate natra samsayah

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One should recite at least half the Gita if he is unable to recite the entire text at one time. Then without a doubt, one achieves the piety, which is accrued from donating cows in charity to worthy recipients. Verse 53 tri-bhagam pathamanas tu, soma-yaga-phalam labhet sad-amsam japamanas tu, ganga-snana-phalam labhet One will achieve the fruit of the Soma sacrifice by reciting one-third of the Gita, and the result of bathing in the holy river Ganga is achieved by uttering one-sixth of it. Verse 54 tathadhyaya-dvayam nityam, pathamano nirantaram indra-lokam avapnoti, kalpam ekam vased dhruvam One who regularly recites two of its chapters with full conviction, will without a doubt attain to residence in the planet of Lord Indra for one millennium (kalpa). Verse 55 ekam adhyayakam nityam, pathate bhakti-samyutah rudra-lokam avapnoti, gano bhutva vasec ciram One who recites with devotion one chapter daily is perpetually taken to be on a par with the gods known as Rudra, and he thus attains to the planet of Lord Siva. Verse 56 adhyayarddham ca padam va, nityam yah pathate janah prapnoti ravi-lokam sa, manvantara-samah satam A person who regularly recites one-half or one-quarter chapter will achieve residence in the sun planet for a duration of one hundred Manus. Verse 57 gitayah sloka-dasakam, sapda-panca-catustayam tri-dvy-ekam-arddham atha va, slokanam yah pathen narah candra-lokah avapnoti, varsanam ayutam tatha A person who faithfully recites ten, seven, five, three, two, one, or even only half a verse of this Gita, will attain to residence on the moon for ten thousand years. Verse 58 gitarddham eka padam ca, slokam adhyayam eva ca smarams tyaktva jano deham prayati paramam padam
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One who, at the time of death, remembers half the Gita, a quarter of the Gita, one chapter of the Gita, or even one verse of the Gita - such a person reaches the supreme destination. Verse 59 gitartham api patham va, srnuyad anta-kalatah maha-pataka yukto 'pi, mukti-bhagi bhavej janah By uttering or hearing the purport of the Gita at the time of death, even a gravely sinful person becomes entitled to liberation. Verse 60 gita-pustaka samyuktah, pranams tyaktva prayati yah sa vaikuntham avapnoti, visnuna saha modate One who has a devotional connection with a book of the Gita will, at the time of death, attain to Vaikuntha and reside with the Supreme Lord Visnu in divine ecstasy. Verse 61 gitadhyaya samayukto, mrto manusatam vrajet gitabhyasam punah krtva, labhate muktim-uttamam One whose concentration is intent on just one chapter of the Gita will attain a human birth after death. Then, by again studying the Gita, he achieves ultimate liberation. Verse 62 gitety-uccara-samyukto, mriyamano gatim labhet Even if at the time of death one simply utters the word Gita, a happy destination is achieved by him. Verse 63 yad yat karma ca sarvatra, gita-patha prakirtimat tat tat karma ca nirdosam, bhutva purnatvam apnuyat Certainly all actions performed along with the recitation of the Gita be-come purified and are then accomplished to perfection. Verse 64 pitrn-uddisya yah sraddhe, gita-patham karoti hi santustah pitaras tasya, nirayad yanti svargatim A person who recites the Gita in the performance of obsequial cere-monies (sraddha) satisfies his forefathers. Departing from hell, they as-cend to heaven. Verse 65
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gita-pathena santustah, pitarah sraddha-tarpitah pitr-lokam prayanty eva, putrasirvada tat parah The forefathers, having been offered obsequial libations by the recitation of the Gita, offer that son their blessings, and ascend to the heavenly plane known as Pitr-loka. Verse 66 gita-pustaka danam ca, dhenu-puccha samanvitam krtva ca tad dine samyak, krtartho jayate janah To make a gift presentation of a book of the Gita along with a yak-tail whisk, enables a man to achieve complete success on that day. Verse 67 pustakam hema-samyuktam, gitayah prakaroti yah dattva vipraya viduse, jayate na punar-bhavam One who donates a gold-bound Gita to a learned brahmana, never takes birth in the material world again. Verse 68 sata pustaka danam ca, gitayah prakaroti yah sa yati brahma-sadanam, punar avrtti durlabham One who donates in charity one hundred copies of the Gita attains to a plane of the Absolute, wherefrom rebirth is rarely encountered. Verse 69 gita-dana prabhavena, sapta-kalpa-mitah samah visnu-lokam avapyante, visnuna saha modate The potency of presenting the Gita as a gift is such that the soul, having achieved a place in the planet of Lord Visnu for a period of seven millenniums, then associates with that Supreme Lord Visnu in divine ecstasy. Verse 70 samyak srutva ca gitartham, pustakam yah pradapayet~ tasmai pritah sri bhagavan, dadati manasepsitam A person fulfils all his aspirations by pleasing the Supreme Lord, if, after fully hearing the purport of the Gita, he presents the book as a gift to a brahmana. Verse 71 na srnoti na pathati gitam-amrta-rupinim hastat tyaktvamrtam praptam, sa naro visam asnute

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One who neither recites nor hears the Gita, which is the embodiment of ambrosia, drops nectar from his hand in order to drink poison. Verse 72 janah samsara-duhkharto, gita jnanam sam-alabhet pitva gitamrtam loke, labdhva bhaktim sukhi bhavet Having discovered the knowledge of the Gita and drinking its ambrosia, persons afflicted by the misery of this mundane, deathly plane take refuge in devotion unto the Supreme Lord and become truly happy. Verse 73 gitam asritya bahavo, bhu-bhujo janakadayah nirdhuta-kalmasa loke, gatas te paramam padam Many saintly kings such as King Janaka took shelter of the knowledge of the Gita, and, remaining sinless, they achieved the supreme destination. Verse 74 gitasu na viseso 'sti, janesuccavacesu ca jnanesv eva samagresu, sama brahma-svarupini In the recitation of the Gita, there is no consideration of high or low birth. Only the faithful are qualified to recite the Gita, because of all know-ledge, the Gita is the embodiment of the Absolute. Verse 75 yo 'bhimanena garvena, gita-nindam karoti ca sa yati narakam ghoram, yavad ahuta-samplavam A person who out of egotism or pride vilifies the Gita, will have to reside in ghastly hell up to the time of the great universal cataclysm. Verse 76 ahankarena mudhatma, gitartham naiva manyate kumbhi-pakesu pacyeta, yavat kalpa-ksayo bhavet That fool who, inflated with egotism, insults the purport of the Gita, must remain boiling in oil in the hell known as Kumbhipaka, up until the annihilation at the end of that millennium. Verse 77 gitartham vacyamanam yo, na srnoti samasatah sa sukara-bhavam yonim, anekam adhigacchati

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Despite singing the praises of the purport of the Gita in a thorough way, the person who does not hear about that purport, repeatedly takes birth in the wombs of hogs. Verse 78 cauryah krtva ca gitayam, pustakam ya samanayet na tasya saphalam kincit, pathanam ca vrtha bhavet A person who obtains the book of Gita by theft is unsuccessful in all his endeavors, and even his study and recitation of the book is just a waste of time. Verse 79 yah srutva naiva gitam ca, modate paramarthatah naiva tasya phalam loke, pramattasya yatha gramah One who does not experience divine ecstasy even after having heard the Gita, simply endeavors fruitlessly like the hard labor of a madman. Verse 80 gitam srutva hiranyam ca, bhojyam pattambaram tatha nivedayet pradanartham, pritaye paramatmanah In order to please the Supreme Lord, after having heard the Gita, one should offer gold, eatables, and silken cloth to a Vaisnava brahmana. Verse 81 vacakam pujayed bhaktya, dravya-vastrady upaskaraih anekair bahudha pritya, tusyatam bhagavan harih For the transcendental pleasure of the Supreme Lord Hari, one must worship the speaker of the Gita with devotion, by offering him cloth and many kinds of worshipful presentations. Verse 82 suta uvaca mahatmyam etad gitayah, krsna proktam puratanam gitante pathate yas tu, yathokta phala-bhag bhavet Suta Goswami said: — One who, after singing the Gita, sings this eternal Glory of the Gita, as it was uttered by the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna - such a person, as aforementioned, can partake of the fruit of the Gita. Verse 83 gitayah pathanam krtva, mahatmyam naiva yah pathet vrtha patha-phalam tasya, srama eva udahrtah
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After singing the Gita, one who does not sing the Glory of the Gita loses the fruit of his chanting. It becomes only so much useless labor. Verse 84 etan mahatmya-samyuktam, gita-patham karoti yah sraddhaya yah srnoty eva, paramam gatim apnuyat One who, with faith, recites or hears the Gita complete with the Glory of the Gita, certainly reaches the supreme transcendental destination. Verse 85 srutva gitam artha-yuktam, mahatmyam yah srnoti ca tasya punya-phalam loke, bhavet sarva-sukhavaham Whoever with true faith sublime hears this deep, meaningful Gita - Song Divine, his pure and holy gain brings his whole life to the plane of all-pervading joy, sweetness, and charm. iti sri vaisnaviya-tantra-sare srimad-bhagavad-gita-mahatmyam sampurnam.

The Glory of Sri Gita.

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