Bhagavad-Gita As It Is | Srila Prabhupada

Our only purpose is to present this Bhagavad-gītā As It Is in order to guide the conditioned student to the same purpose for which Kṛṣṇa descends to this planet once in a day of Brahmā, or every 8,600,000,000 years. This purpose is stated in Bhagavad-gītā, and we have to accept it as it is; otherwise there is no point in trying to understand the Bhagavad-gītā and its speaker, Lord Kṛṣṇa. Lord Kṛṣṇa first spoke Bhagavad-gītā to the sun-god some hundreds of millions of years ago. We have to accept this fact and thus understand the historical significance of Bhagavad-gītā, without misinterpretation, on the authority of Kṛṣṇa. To interpret Bhagavad-gītā without any reference to the will of Kṛṣṇa is the greatest offense. In order to save oneself from this offense, one has to understand the Lord as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as He was directly understood by Arjuna, Lord Kṛṣṇa's first disciple. Such understanding of Bhagavad-gītā is really profitable and authorized for the welfare of human society in fulfilling the mission of life.

Radhika Raman Das
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The Bhagavad Gita is the Crown-jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His intimate friend Arjuna, the Gita’s seven hundred verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self-realization. No other book reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, truths like the Gita does.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is exclusively qualified to present this English translation and commentary on Bhagavad Gita. He is the world’s foremost Vedic scholar and teacher, and stands as the current representative of an unbroken chain of fully self-realized spiritual masters beginning with Lord Krishna Himself. Thus, unlike other editions of the Gita, “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” is presented “as it is”– without the slightest adulteration.

His works are highly adored by students, academics and laymen alike. His works are extensively used in college courses as standard textbooks.

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108 of the most important slokas from the Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Introduction

Chapter 1 – Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kurukṣetra

Chapter 2 – Contents of the Gītā Summarized

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga

Chapter 4 – Transcendental Knowledge

Chapter 5 – Karma-yoga – Action in Kṛṣṇa Consciousness

Chapter 6 – Dhyāna-yoga

Chapter 7 – Knowledge of the Absolute

Chapter 8 – Attaining the Supreme

Chapter 9 – The Most Confidential Knowledge

Chapter 10 – The Opulence of the Absolute

Chapter 11 – The Universal Form

Chapter 12 – Devotional Service

Chapter 13 – Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness

Chapter 14 – The Three Modes of Material Nature

Chapter 15 – The Yoga of the Supreme Person

Chapter 16 – The Divine and Demoniac Natures

Chapter 17 – The Divisions of Faith

Chapter 18 – Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation

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Raman (Radhika Raman Das) joined ISKCON in 2003 and got initiated by HH Bhakti Caitanya Swami Maharaj in 2011. As the Editor in Chief at "The Vaisnava - Online Magazine", he helps readers around the world hone in their Spiritual Curiosity, express their unique realizations as aspiring Vaisnava writers and enthusiasts, as well as to spread the digital seed of Srila Prabhupada's mission to spread Krishna Consciousness all around the globe.
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