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Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Introduction

Based on the teachings
of
His Divine Grace A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami
Prabhupada
~Founder Acharya~
International Society for
Krishna Consciousness

nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
shrimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine

I offer my respectful obeisances unto
His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada,
who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His
Lotus Feet.

namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine
nirvishesha-shunyavadi-paschatya-desha-tarine

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master,
servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the
message of Lord Chaitanya deva and delivering the Western
countries, which are filled with impersonalism and voidism.

Mangalacarana
(Invoking auspiciousness)

Obeisances & Prayers
1 2 3 4

1) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Lord Krishna Srimati Radharani
Born in darkest
ignorance, Spiritual Saraswati Thakura & All Whose bodily
Friend of
Master opened my eyes Vaishanavas complexion is like
distressed,Source of
with Torch of Molten Gold, Queen
2) All Goswami Creation, Master of
Knowledge. I offer my of Vrindavan,
Gopis, Lover of
respectful obeisances Rupa Goswami, Sanatana daughter of King
Radharani
unto him. Goswami, Raghunathdas Vrsabhanu, Very dear
Goswami, Raghunath to Lord Krsna
When will Srila Rupa
Goswami, who is
Bhatta Goswami, Gopala 5 6 7
Bhatta Goswami, Jiva
fulfilling desire of Lord
Goswami
Caitanya give me
shelter under his Lotus 3) Panchatattva & associates
Feet.
Lord Caitanya, Lord
Nityananda, Advaita
All Vaishanavas devotees of Mahamantra
Acharya, Gadadhar, Panchatattva
Lord
Srivasa & other assoicates.
Lord Caitanya, Lord Nityananda,
They are like desire tree can
4) Srimati Radharani, Sri Advaita Acharya, Gadadhar
fulfill desires of everyone, full
Krishna, Sri Lalita Sakhi Pandit, Srivasa Pandit and others
of compassion to fallen souls.
and Sri Visakha Sakhi in line of devotion.

Raghunath to Lord Krsna When will Srila Rupa Goswami. and Sri Visakha Sakhi in line of devotion. Gopala 5 6 7 Bhatta Goswami. Master of Knowledge. I offer my of Vrindavan. Lord Nityananda. Mangalacarana (Invoking auspiciousness) Obeisances & Prayers 1 2 3 4 1) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Lord Krishna Srimati Radharani Born in darkest ignorance. Lord Caitanya. Sanatana daughter of King Radharani unto him. Sri Lalita Sakhi Pandit. Spiritual Saraswati Thakura & All Whose bodily Friend of Master opened my eyes Vaishanavas complexion is like distressed. full Krishna. Lord Caitanya. Advaita All Vaishanavas devotees of Mahamantra Acharya. Gadadhar. Gadadhar fulfill desires of everyone. Goswami. . Raghunathdas Vrsabhanu. Sri Advaita Acharya. Lord Nityananda. Very dear Goswami.Source of with Torch of Molten Gold. Jiva fulfilling desire of Lord Goswami Caitanya give me shelter under his Lotus 3) Panchatattva & associates Feet. Gopis. Queen 2) All Goswami Creation. They are like desire tree can 4) Srimati Radharani. Srivasa Pandit and others of compassion to fallen souls. who is Bhatta Goswami. Panchatattva Lord Srivasa & other assoicates. Lover of respectful obeisances Rupa Goswami.

Taking medicine as per direction given by Physician not by whim. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. SB and all puranas Therefore BG should be taken as directed by Lord Sri Krsna . Madhavacarya. Nimbarka Swami. Lord Sri Krsna is establishes himself as Bhagavan. BG Should be accepted as directed by speaker. Lord Sri Krsna. Supreme Personality of Godhead Also confirmed by Great Acaryas (Spiritual Master) like Sankarcarya.Introduction Necessity of Bhagavad Gita As It Is BG also known as Gitopanishad Essence of Vedic Knowledge. Why this edition? None of them strictly authoritative b/c all of them commentator has expressed their own opinion without touching spirit of Bhagavad Gita As It Is. Ramanujacarya. Eg. BS. Most important Upanishad Many commentaries of Bhagavad Gita Available. Also mentioned in Scripture such as BG.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Spirit (Vital Principle) of Bhagavad Gita Spirit of Bhagavad Gita is mentioned in Gita itself.

1. Srimad Bhagavad Gita .2.4.4.3 Lord Sri Krishna Vivasvan Sun God Manu Iksvaku Lord Krsna has descended to Re-establish the Message Devotee of Krsna Qualities required to Arjuna understand Bhagavad Gita Friend of Krsna Three Classes of Transcendentalist Jnani Yogi Bhakta Impersonalist Meditator Devotee of Lord Relationship with Lord .Introduction Knowledge revealed in Disciplic Succession (Parampara) BG 4.

that stage is called Svarupa-siddhi . called Svarupa At present stage we have forgotten Lord and the eternal relationship That relationship is can be revived by process of Devotional Service. Flute MotherYashoda Active State Friend Dasya rasa Sakhya rasa Hanumanji Arjuna Svarupa-siddhi (Perfection of one’s constitutional position) Everyone has one particular relationship with Krsna.Introduction Relationship with Lord Conjugal Lover Madhurya rasa Gopis Passive State Parental Santa rasa Vatsalya rasa Trees.Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

How Arjuna accepted Bhagavad Gita? (BG 10. You are the eternal.12-14) AJauRNa ovac Par& b]ø Par& DaaMa Paiv}a& ParMa& >avaNa( ) Pauåz& XaaìTa& idVYaMaaiddevMaJa& iv>auMa( )) 12 )) AahuSTvaMa*zYa" SaveR devizRNaaRrdSTaQaa ) Paramam AiSaTaae devl ae VYaaSa" SvYa& cEv b]vqiz Mae )) 13 )) Bhavan The Absolute Truth arjuna uväca paraà brahma paraà dhäma pavitraà paramaà bhavän Purusam puruñaà çäçvataà divyam You are a Person. the greatest. the purest. the unborn. . and now You Yourself are declaring it to me. All the great sages such as Närada. transcendental. original person. ädi-devam ajaà vibhum Supreme Enjoyer ähus tväm åñayaù sarve devarñir näradas tathä asito devalo vyäsaù svayaà caiva bravéñi me Arjuna said: You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead. the Absolute Truth. Devala and Vyäsa confirm this truth about You. Asita. the ultimate abode.

One trying to study BG should atleast theoretically accept Sri Krsna as Supreme Personality of Godhead One should read BG in submissive spirit. For such sincere students Bhagavad Gita is spoken. Everyman is full of difficulty & Anxiety in the Material World We are put into Asat (Temporary). Purpose of Bhagavad Gita? Deliver mankind from nescience of material existence. but we are eternal Out of so many suffering. because it a great mystery. In Brahma Sutra this is inquiry is called Brahma- Jijsasa. else it is very difficult to understand BG.Introduction How Bhagavad Gita should be understood? Bhagavad Gita should be taken Spirit of Devotion One should not think that he is equal to Krsna One should not think Krsna as ordinary personality or even very great personality but Krsna is Supreme Personality of Godhead. inquires.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . (Athato Brahma Jijsasa). some inquires why suffering? Wants solution. .

Srimad Bhagavad Gita . some awakens.Introduction Reasons for Lord Krsna’s Appearance Lord Krsna descends : Re-establish the real purpose of life Out of many human beings. Lord is very merciful upon living entities (nescience). Topics of Bhagavad Gita 5 Basic Truths Isvara (God) Jiva (Living Entity) Prakriti Kala Karma Supreme Controller Controlled. of them one who actually enters the spirit of understanding his position. for them BG is spoken. thus spoke BG to his friends and devotee Arjuna. He was put into ignorance to deliver message of Bhagavad Gita. Arjuna’s position Arjuna is close associate of Krsna and above ignorance.Conditioned (Material Nature) (Time) (Activity) Eternal Not Eternal .

Tendency to control but are always controlled. Jiva although parts and parcel of Lord is considered as Prakriti (enjoyment) (Superior Energy b/c they are Conscious) BG 7.Cosmic Nature.Introduction Topics of Bhagavad Gita Isvara (God) Controller Supreme Godhead or Krsna or Brahman or Supreme Controller or Paramatma or Supreme Consciousness and is Greatest of All. Automobile etc.5 . Material Nature. Eg. Jiva (Living Entity) Controlled. Living entities are same as Lord in quality not quantity.Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Particle of Gold & Goldmine. Subordinate Isvaras. Kala are working under direction of Lord.Conditioned Jivas are Part and Parcel of the Lord. Jivas are same in quality and minute in quantity. Eg. Drop Ocean and Ocean.

Prakriti (Material Nature) Inferior prakriti. Inferior Nature (b/c not conscious). Eternal but sometime Manifest or Unmanifest. Wife controlled by Husband. Activities are carried out from time immemorial and we are suffering or enjoying fruits of our activities. Ignorance Kala (Time) Above these modes are Kala or Time. controlled by Lord is enjoyment. Prakriti is female. Karma (Activity) Combination of the Modes and under the control and puriew of eternal time there are activities. Material Nature. Clouds during rainy season. Constituted by 3 qualities Modes of Goodness. Businessman Karma is not Eternal.Introduction Topics of Bhagavad Gita… Contd. Passion. Eg. Changes to Karma depends on Perfection of Knowledge. this activities are called Karma. Eg. Eg. Krsna is only Purusha (Enjoyer). .Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

Hence. Materially contaminated contaminated Heart of all Living entity (Paramatma) Resides only in one’s own body Controller of all bodies Controlled or Conditioned Gives direction to the living entity as he desires Forced to act as per the modes Not affected by Karma Determins to act in certain way.Introduction Difference between Isvara & Jivas Explained in BG Chapter 13 Lord Living Entity Ksetra-Jna(knower of the field) Ksetra-Jna (knower of the field) Conscious (Of all the body). Karma is not Eternal. . Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Karma can be changed when living entity acts in mode of Goodness. entangled in action & reaction(Karma) Lord travels with Living Entity to his Enters into Another based on Karma next destination (Transmigration) -. not Materially Conscious (Of ones own body).

I am the Creator and I am the Enjoyer. its called conditoned. . False consciousness or False Ego (bodily concept of life). Light covered by colored glass.Introduction What is Consciousness and Bhakti ? Jiva is conscious and Lord is supreme conscious. When Lord descends into material world his consciousness is not covered or affected.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Consciousness is “I am”. Part of the machine co-operates with the machine. Lord is the actual Enjoyer and the Living entities are his enjoyment. When Jiva is Materially Contaminated. For Jiva the conciousness is covered eg. the Lord. Mukti of Liberation means freedom bodily concept or Material Consciousness. Pure consciousness is transcendental to the 3 modes of material nature. part of the body co-operates with the body. watering root of the tree. BG teaches us how to purify consciousness and any activity in purified consciousness is called Bhakti. Eg. But actually he is the co-operator. Consciousness is not generted by association of matter.

Spiritual Material (Para) (Apara) Lacking in Consciousness Antaranga Tatastha Bahiranga (Internal) (Marginal) (External) Sandhini Samvit Hladini Pure Love of (Sat) (Cit) (Ananda) God • Srimati Radharani is • Knowledge • Eternality Hladini Shakti Murti • Krsna knows • Ananda or Bliss or • Spiritual World about himself & Pleasure Potency Adulterated (Dham) everyone • Krsna & Jiva gets Love of God Transcendental Bliss • Existential • Living entity • Bhakti & Prema is Potency can know about Hladini Swarupa.157. Krsna • SRR embodiment of Mahabhava Ref : CC Madhya 6.160 .

Bhagavad Gita contains the complete Knowledge of Vedic Wisdom . Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Introduction Different Manifestations of the Lord Lord Sri Krsna Supreme Personality of Godhead The Complete Whole Different Realizations Sat-cit-ananda vigraha Eg. Sun rays All Sort of incompleteness Material World are experienced due to our Is Complete unit in completed knowledge of 24 elements the complete. Sun God Different Energies of the Lord Impersonal Paramatma Brahman Sat-Cit The Supreme Controlled Cosmic Eternal Karma Sat (Eternal) Eternal/Knowledge Controller Living Entities Manifestation Time Eg. Sun Disc Eg.

False Ego Earth Eyes Voice Form 24. 5-Knowledge 3.6-7 Summary of Field of Activity (24 Elements) 1. Mind (5 Great Elements) acquiring senses Senses Senses 22. 5-Objects of 21. Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Maha Bhuta 2. Intelligence & Dwindles Happiness/Distress Desire/Hatred False Ego Death . Unmanifested Water Nose Legs Smell Fire Ears Hands Sound Living Air Skin Anus Touch Symptom Ether Tongue Genitals Taste Represented by Transformations of FOA Consciousness & (Non-Permanent) Interactions Conviction Birth Of FOA Grows Manifestation of Stays Produces Offspring Subtle Body Mind.Introduction 24 Elements as described in Chapter 13. 5-Working 4. Intelligence 23.

Kalpa-vedanga Siva to Parvati Srauta Sutras Vaisnava Samhitas Kalpa explains 18 Major mantras ritual details worship public yajnas Brahmanas Grhya Sutras Siksa ritual explanation pronunciation explains 18 Minor of mantras home yajnas Tamasic Aranyakas Vyakarana Dharma Sutras esoteric explanation grammar Law books of mantras Rajasic Upanisads Nirukta Jnana-kanda etymology Dharma Sastras philosophy of Brahman including Manu. Yajur. Dhanurveda VEDANGAS Connected to Spoken by Lord Pancaratras Puranas Itihasas Six Darshanas Sama. logic) (Metaphysics) (Hermeneutics) (Metaphysics) (Patanjali) (Atheist Kapila) philosophy of theology of interpreting philosophy of (Sadhana) (Metaphysics) knowledge Upanisads scriptural texts existence including logic Compliments : Tyaga Caitanya Das sisters sisters sisters . Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Atharva Ayurveda. Sattvic samhita and others Chandas meters Jyotisa Vedanta Mimamsa Nyaya Vaisesika astronomy-time (Gautama) (Vyasa) (Jaimini) (Kanada) Yoga Sankhya calculation (Epistemology.Introduction VEDIC KNOWLEDGE Revealed absolute Truth Composed by sages Every word unchanged eternally SRUTI SMRTI Wording may change from age to age VEDAS UPAVEDAS Ritual Sutras Tantras Rg. etc.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Puranas.Introduction prasthana-traya Three Divisions of Knowledge Smriti Prasthana Nyaya Prasthana Sruti Prasthana Remembrance Logic Hearing BG. Vedanta Sutra or Upanishads Mahabharata Brahma Sutra logical text that sets Indicating Ultimate forth the philosophy Vedic Instructions Goal of Life systematically. 555 Aphorisms Commentaries on Brahma Sutra OR Vedanta Sutra Adi Sankaracharya Advaita School Sariraka-Bhasya Ramanujacharya Vishishhtadvaita School Sri-Bhasya Sri Madhavacharya Ddvaita School Purnaprajna-bhasya Vallabhacharya Shuddhadvaita School Anubhasya Nimbaraka Dvaitadvaita School Vedanta Parijata Sourabha Baladev Vidyabhushana Achintya Bhedabheda Tattva Govinda Bhasya .

Four Vaishanava Sampradaya Chief Disciplic Brahma Lakshmi Rudra Kumara Mayavada Succession Sampradaya Sampradaya Sampradaya Sampradaya Sampradaya Other Madhva Sampradaya Ramanuja Sampradaya Rudra Sampradaya Nimbarka Sampradaya Smarta Sri Sampradaya Visnuswami Nimbaditya Sampradaya Sampradaya Names Srivaisnava Sampradaya Sampradaya Sanakadi Sampradaya Vallabha Sampradaya Acharya’s Madhvacarya. Parijata-Saurabha. Ramanujacarya Visnusvami. Visistadvaita-vada Suddhadvaita-vada Dvaitadvaita-vada Advaita dvaita-vada (purified (specific monism) (purified monism) (monism and dualism) Kevaladvaita dualism) (monism) Lord Caitanya: Acintya- bhedabheda-tattva (inconceivable oneness and difference) . Nimbarka Shankaracarya Lord Caitanya Vallabhacarya Commentary Purnaprajna-bhasya Sri-bhasya Sarvajna-bhasya. Sariraka-bhasya On Vedanta Govinda-bhasya Anubhasya bhasya Tattva Madhvacarya: suddha.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Introduction Compliments : Tyaga Caitanya Das .

Cowdung. Its comes down in Parampara (disciplic succession). Eg.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . 4 defects Imperfect senses Commit Mistakes Illusioned Cheating tendency Bhagavad Gita is Essence of all Vedic Scriptures. Disciplic Succession (Parampara) Prapitamaha Pitamaha Imparted into heart of Message passed in DS Lord Krsna Lord Brahma Spoke BG to Arjuna Arjuna . b/c its apaurseya(spoken by Lord Himself) beyond 4 defects. Vedas Knowledge is not matter of research.Introduction Vedic Knowledge Vedic Knowledge is complete. infallible beyond & mistakes. we should accept without interpretation.

Eg. Other Religions. Properly utilize instructions of Bhagavad-Gita. Heat of Fire.Introduction Goal of Human Form of Life Realize the importance of Human Form of Life Realize that the Goal of Human Life in all Vedic Scriptures.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Religion can have beginning or end but Sanatana Dharma is eternal. Re-establish our eternal relationship with Lord & Go Back to Godhead (Spiritual Sky) which is eternal. Christian. . but Sanatana Dharma never changes. Difference between Religion & Sanatana Dharma Religion covey the idea of faith and faith may change. Knowledge & Bliss. essence Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Sanatana-Dharma do to refer to any sectarian process or religion. Hindu may become Muslim. this is Sanatana Dharma. It is eternal function of the eternal living entities in relationship with eternal Supreme Lord. For instance Liquidity of water. Purify our existence. Sanatana Dharma According to Sripada Ramanujacarya “Sanatana”-> No beginning or end. Eg.

Living Entities are always enjoys serving. Hindu may become Muslim or Christian. Part of body cannot be happy without co- operating with stomach. . We are created for his enjoyment and we become happy in serving him. Eg. Dharma Existing with Sweetness with Sugar Particular object CM to Sanatana Goswami Rendering Service Svarupa to Supereme Living Entity Constitutional Position Personality of Godhead Eg. wife serves child. but rendering the service still continues.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . There is no exception in society. Husband serves wife. President serves country. We cannot become happy otherwise. We are factually related to Supreme Lord in service. Therefore rendering service is Sanatana-Dharma. Supreme Lord is Supreme Enjoyer and we living entities are His servitors.Introduction Sanatana Dharma (Svarupa) Constantly Eg. Heat & Light with Fire. Religion or faith of person may change.

Reason for Lord’s Appearance Lord is Ananda-mayo-bhyasat (Reservior of All Pleasure). which are full of bliss. Living entities are his parts & parcel and participate in his enjoyment. Moon God (Soma) Demigod Worship is not recommended or approved by Krsna Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires (lust) surrenders unto demigods. by which living entity can get attracted to him.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . He performs various passtimes with his devotees and by his pastimes he shows they do not worship Demigods. Lord descends in this Mortal World to show His pastimes in Vrindavan. They follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own nature. Eg Sun God (Vivasvan). b/c their ultimate goal is to return to his abode. .Introduction Demigod Worship (Devatas) Demigods (Devatas) are subordinate controllers in the Material World.

Introduction Lords Abode (Goloka Vrindavan) Not Illuminated by Sun Moon Goloka Vrindavan BG 15.Srimad Bhagavad Gita .6 Nor Illuminated by Fire Electricity One who reaches there (Goloka) Illuminated by never returns Brahmajyoti Back to Material World Effulgence of Lord Spiritual Planets floating in Brahmajyoti Goloka .

Death.Introduction Material World Yanti deva vrata devan Satya Loka (Lord Brahma) Tapa Loka Birth. Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Old Age & Disease Jana Loka (7 Sages) Higher Planetary System Mahar Loka Subtle Svarga Loka (Lord Indra) Bhuvar Loka(Raksasa & Ghost) Moon Sun Middle Planetary System Earth Gross & Subtle Atala Loka Vitala Loka Sutala Loka Lower Planetary System Talatala Loka Gross Mahatala Loka Rasatala Loka Patala Loka Pitra Loka & Hellish Planets .

Introduction  Nourishment  Reflection on desire The three modes (goodness. moksa  Tips of branches senses The only way out a) hear properly from him of the tree is  Find one in knowledge b) about the relationship between Lord & living entity DETACHMENT a) through the spiritual master  Surrender to the Lord b) no false prestige that he is Lord of material nature c) not in illusion d) gives up false association Compliments : Tyaga Caitanya Das  Attains eternal abode c) free from dualities . karma. Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Secondary root grows downwards (Bhuloka) Hops from one branch to another trying to taste the fruit a) attachment & aversion a) up is down & down is up b) bound by fruitive actions by human society b) can’t see how far the tree extends or where it ends  Branches Upper & Lower planet c) although living entities are eternal fragmental parts of Krishna. ignorance)  Roots .Real root grows upwards (Brahmaloka)  Living entities involvement . they are  Leaves struggling with Vedic hymns the senses  Twigs  Fruits Sense objects dharma. passion. artha.

Introduction Spiritual World Material World .Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

. which is due to lust. Actually we are not this body but we are eternal servant of the Lord. Lord. President. King Designations are due to bodily attachments and wants of recognition. AS LONG AS WE ARE BEWILDERED BY THE ATTRACTIONS OF FALSE MATERIAL ENJOYMENTS. Sir. Eg. WE DO NOT GET ENTRY TO SPIRITUAL KINGDOM.Introduction How to attain abode of Krsna? Eternal Kingdom Spiritual World Avyakta Sanatana Dhama (Unmanifested) Can be attained by one who is Nirmana-Moha Free from designation Designation means bodily concept of Life.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . desire and propensity of lording over material nature.

at the end of his Mad-bhavam Sat Cit Ananda life.Introduction BG 8. remembering Me Eternal Knowledge Bliss alone. quits his body.5 How to Attain Abode of Krsna? anta-kāle ca mām eva smaran muktvā kalevaram Spiritual Kingdom yaḥ prayāti sa mad-bhāvaḿ Attains Krsna’s yāti nāsty atra saḿśayaḥ Nature And whoever. Of this there is no doubt. at once attains My nature. Quits body Remembering Krsna Present Body Nirananda Misery Does not remember Krsna Acit Fate decided by Ignorance Higher Authorities According to Activities Asat of this life Temporary . Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

Srimad Bhagavad Gita .6) Hellish Planets Whatever state Attains One remembers That While quitting body State .Introduction Destination of different Transcendentalists Spiritual Planets (Vaikuntha) (3/4) Goloka Devotees Superior & Energy Paramatma-vadi Para Transcendental Jiva Brahmavadi Jiva Inferior Material Planets (1/4) Energy Heavenly Planets Materialist apara Material Earth General Principle of Quiting Body (BG 8.

TV reading Srimad Bhagavatam Possible to Internet Mahabharata Remember Bhagavad Gita Lord at the time of death Krishna advice to Arjuna Krishna Always think of me in the Form of Krsna & carry out Your Prescribed Duties Attain Arjuna Activities dedicated Krsna to Krsna Without doubt Mind & Intelligence fixed on Krsna . Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Introduction Purpose of Vedic Literature Transfer Material Spiritual Thoughts from Energy Energy Complied by Vyasadeva Example : Puranas and other Sages Newspapers Vedas Magazines Instead cultivate Vedanta Sutra Novels.

Introduction Division of Society Has to Work Human Society In order to Maintain body According to Work 4 Division of Social Order Brahmana Kshatriya Vaisya Sudra Intelligent Administrative Mercantile Labourer Topmost Yogi While remembering Develop Strong Great Faith Abides in Me Krsna How is it possible? Sense of Love Perform Duties For Krsna Then Most intimately Unite with Krsna Possible to remember Example Married Women Krsna Attached Thinks of me Transcendental At the time of death Loving Service . Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Total Absorption in thoughts of Lord Krsna .Introduction Secret of Bhagavad How do we work? Gita Body Not with Work Senses with Mind Intelligence Engage Mind & Intelligence in thoughts/service of Krsna. hence body and senses will be automatically engaged.

Introduction Cultivating Devotional Service (9 Processes) Sanskrit Meaning Devotees Sravanam (easiest) Hearing Maharaj Parikshit Kirtanam Chanting/Glorifying Sukadev Goswami Vishnu Smaranam Remembering Bhakta Prahalad Pada-sevanam Serving Lords Lotus Feet Mother Laxmi Arcanam Deity Worship Maharaj Prthu Vandanam Praying Akrura Dasyam Executing Orders Hanuman Sakhyam Friendship Arjuna Atma-nivedanam Complete Surrender Bali Maharaj All 9 Processes  Maharaj Ambrisha . Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

4.18-20 Describing Glories sa vai manaù kåñëa-padäravindayor vacäàsi vaikuëöha-guëänuvarëane Bowing down karau harer mandira-märjanädiñu çrutià cakäräcyuta-sat-kathodaye mukunda-liìgälaya-darçane dåçau tad-bhåtya-gätra-sparçe 'ìga-saìgamam ghräëaà ca tat-päda-saroja-saurabhe çrémat-tulasyä rasanäà tad-arpite pädau hareù kñetra-padänusarpaëe Cleansing çiro håñékeça-padäbhivandane kämaà ca däsye na tu käma-kämyayä Visiting Temple yathottamaçloka-janäçrayä ratiù Serve Lord 24 Hours a day Hearing about Lord Eating Prasadam Taking Darshan Fragrance Touching Devotees . Thinking SB 9.

8 tan-nama-rupa-caritadi-sukirtananu-smrtyoh kramena rasana-manasi niyojya tisthan vraje tad-anuragi jananugami kalam nayed akhilam ity upadesa-saram The essence of all advice is that one should utilize one's full time — twenty-four hours a day — in nicely chanting and remembering the Lord's divine name. who are deeply attached to His devotional service. transcendental form. Most Important Hearing Smaranam Kirtanam Sravanam Rememberance Chant/Glorify . In this way one should reside in Vraja (Goloka Vrindavan dhama and serve Krsna under the guidance of devotees. qualities and eternal pastimes.Introduction How to achieve Total Absorption? Nectar of Instruction . One should follow in the footsteps of the Lord's beloved devotees. thereby gradually engaging one's tongue and mind. Srimad Bhagavad Gita .

Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Introduction Different Stages Stages to reach Perfection (by SBSST) Of Remembrance Sravana dasa Varana dasa Smaranavastha Sampatti dasa Remember & Eternal Relationship Hearing Acceptance Chant in Ecstasy Revealed 5 Stages of Smarana Meditation Expands Uninterrupted & Uninterrupted & Interrupted Uninterrupted & Becomes Unceasing Concentrated Constant Anusmrti Anusmrti Samadhi .

ultimate attainment.Introduction How to Cultivate Devotional Service? tad-vijnanartham sa gurum evabhigacchet samit-panih srotriyam brahma-nistham (Mundaka Upanishad-1.2. NO RESTRICTIONS . one must humbly approach. with firewood in hand. a spiritual master who is learned in the Vedas and firmly devoted to the Absolute Truth • Must Approach a Spiritual Master • Focus mind on SPG • The ways and the means for ultimate realization.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . are stated in the Bhagavad-Gita • Open to everyone.12) To understand these things properly.

.Introduction Essence of Srimad Bhagavad Gita By adopting the principles enunciated in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . One can perfect their life and permanently solve all the problems of life.

and one's next life will be spiritual.Introduction Benefits of Study of Bhagavad-Gita gita-sastram idam punyam yah if one properly follows the instructions pathet prayatah puman of Bhagavad-gita. Gita-Mahatmya – Padma Purana Lord Shiva’s Glories of Bhagavad-Gita Gita-Mahatmya 1 gitadhyayana-silasya If one reads Bhagavad-Gita very pranayama-parasya ca sincerely and with all seriousness. bhaya-sokadi-varjitah One will be freed from all fears in this life. then by the grace of the Lord the reactions of naiva santi hi papani his past misdeeds will not act upon him purva-janma-krtani ca . Srimad Bhagavad Gita . one can be freed from all the miseries and anxieties of life.

I shall mam ekam saranam vraja deliver you from all sinful reactions. because it is the essence of all Vedic literatures and especially because it is spoken by mukha-padmad vinihsrta the Supreme Personality of Godhead . will suffice. gita su-gita kartavya One need only attentively and regularly hear and read Bhagavad-gita. moksayisyami ma sucah Gita-Mahatmya 3 One may cleanse himself daily by maline mocanam pumsam taking a bath in water. people are so absorbed in kim anyaih sastra-vistaraih mundane activities that it is not possible for them to read all the Vedic literatures. aham tvam sarva-papebhyo Do not fear. but if one takes jala-snanam dine dine a bath even once in the sacred Ganges water of Bhagavad-gita. This one ya svayam padmanabhasya book. one need not read any other Vedic literature.Introduction Benefits of Study of Bhagavad-Gita… Contd Gita-Mahatmya 2 Abandon all varieties of religion and sarva-dharman parityajya just surrender unto Me. Bhagavad-gita. But this is not necessary. for him the dirt sakrd gitamrta-snanam of material life is altogether samsara-mala-nasanam vanquished.Srimad Bhagavad Gita . In the present age. Because Bhagavad-gita is spoken by the Supreme Personality Gita-Mahatmya 4 of Godhead.

so what to speak of one who drinks the nectar of Bhagavad-gita? Bhagavad- gita is the essential nectar of the Mahabharata. & the Ganges is said to emanate from the lotus feet gita-gangodakam pitva of the Lord. Hare Hare/ Hare Rama. and learned scholars partho vatsah su-dhir bhokta and pure devotees are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-Gita. ekam sastram devaki-putra-gitam ekam sastram devaki-putra-gitam: let there be one scripture only. Eko eko devo devaki-putra eva devo devaki-putra eva: let there be one God for the whole world-- Sri Krsna. **************** visnu-vaktrad vinihsrtam Bhagavad-gita comes from the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bhagavad-gita. Hare Rama. Gita-Mahatmya 6 This Gitopanisad. is just like a cow. Hare karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva Hare. people are very much eager to have one scripture. the Original Vishnu. but from an impartial study we punarjanma na vidyate can appreciate that Bhagavad-gita is even more important than the water of the Ganges. and Lord Krsna. Karmapy ekam tasya devasya seva: and let there be one work only--the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead . is milking this dogdha gopala-nandanah cow. Krsna Krsna. Eko mantras tasya namani: and one hymn. Therefore. Srimad Bhagavad Gita . sarvopanisado gavo who is famous as a cowherd boy. there is no difference between the mouth & the feet of the Supreme Lord.Introduction Benefits of Study of Bhagavad-Gita… Contd Gita-Mahatmya 5 One who drinks the water of the Ganges attains salvation. one God. one mantra. Rama Rama. the essence of all the Upanisads. and one occupation. one common scripture for the whole world--Bhagavad-gita. dugdham gitamrtam mahat Gita-Mahatmya 7 In this present day. and it is spoken by bharatamrta-sarvasvam Lord Krishna. Hare Krsna. eko mantras tasya namani yani one prayer--the chanting of His name: Hare Krsna. one religion. Arjuna is just like a calf. Of course.

Padmanabha 22. Madhavendra Puri 5. Isvara Puri. Narottama 11. Jnanasindhu 27. Rajendra 30. Jayadharma 31. Brahmanya Tirtha 2. Vyasa 20. Rupa. Dayanidhi 28. Nrhari 23. A. Srimad Bhagavad Gita . Bhaktivinoda Thakura 14. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada . Advaita) 6. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati 16.Introduction The Disciplic Succession 1. (Nityananda. Krnsa 17. Vyasa Tirtha 3. Lord Caitanya 7. Madhava 24. Jayatirtha 26. (Baladeva) Jagannatha 13. Krsnadasa 10. Aksobhya 25. Visvanatha 12. Jiva 9. Gaurakisora 15. Sanatana) 8. Laksmipati 4. Vidyanidhi 29. Narada 19. Raghunatha. Madhva 21. Brahma 18.C. Purusottama 32. (Svarupa.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita .Introduction Breakup of 700 Verses of Bhagavad Gita Dhrtarashtra 1 Sanjaya 41 Arjuna 84 Lord Sri Krishna 574 .

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