About Gita
Learning the Gita E-mail

by Swami Radhanandaji krishna_arujuna_chariot_gita_mirabai

Studying the Gita is nothing but learning about God and eventually becoming One with God. To learn about God means first knowing and then becoming God. That means eradicating self­-love, ego, selfishness, and possessiveness.
 
This level of humility is essential to realize that you yourself are God. The process is slow and requires a lot of practice, but it can be done. It is feasible in this very life and in this very world. It would be nice if you could go to a secluded place and learn from a saint. Or, you can stay with your family, fulfill your obligations and learn along the way. Either way, it requires total dedication, lots of worldly sacrifices and constant practice.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 January 2008 )
 
Mahatma Gandhi On The Gita – Part I E-mail

Gandhi was aware that there were very great differences between his teachings and those of Hinduism in general.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 July 2007 )
 
Mahatma Gandhi On The Gita - Part Il E-mail

Desirelessness or renunciation does not come for the mere talking about it. It is not attained by an intellectual feat. It is attainable only by a constant heart-churn.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 April 2008 )
 
Mother Gita E-mail

by Swami Harshananda

Modern man wants peace of mind. If today his peace has been badly disturbed, he himself is to blame.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 April 2007 )
 
Topics Addressed by the Gita E-mail

by Thomas Berry

The Bhagavad-Gita is the jewel of all Hindu religious writing. This secret poem, which appears in the great Hindu epic The Mahabharat, is the quintessence of the Upanishadic teaching.

Last Updated ( Monday, 30 April 2007 )
 
The Purpose of Memorizing the Gita E-mail

by Mahatma Gandhi

The meaning of Gita is to be understood in a broader sense. Here, Gita means a scripture that not only supports us, but it is also our lifeline.

 

Quotes

“Yesterday’s hymn was very melodious and worth pondering over. It says in essence: “God dwells neither in the temple, nor in the mosque, neither within, nor without. If at all He is anywhere, it is in the hunger and the thirst of the lowly and the lost.” Let us spin daily in order to satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst, or, with Ramanama on our lips, engage ourselves in some such manual labour for their sake.” – M.K. Gandhi