The Bhagavad Gita

Swami Sivananda Saraswati

The Bhagavad Gita is the most beautiful and the only truly philosophical song. It contains sublime lessons of wisdom and philosophy. It is the Song Divine. The teachings of the Gita are broad, universal and sublime. Its teachings do not belong to any cult, sect, creed, particular age, place or country. Its teachings are meant for the people of the whole world at large. The teachings are based on the Upanishads, the ancient wisdom of the seers, rishis and sages. It teaches a method which is within the reach of all. It has a message for the solace, peace, freedom, salvation and perfection of all human beings.

The study of the Gita alone is sufficient for the purpose of daily swadhyaya. You will find a solution here for all your doubts. The more you study with devotion and faith, the more you will get deeper knowledge, penetrative insight and clear right thinking.

None but the Lord can bring out such an unprecedented and marvellous book which gives peace to the readers, which helps and guides them in the attainment of Supreme Bliss, which has survived up to this time.

The message of the Gita is the message of sacrifice, love and duty. Love is knowledge in diffusive expression. Knowledge is love in concentrated essence. Service is love expressed through action. Love, knowledge and service are equally necessary in setting up of Divine Life. Head, heart and hands must be completely developed. The Gita prescribes the methods to develop the heart, head and hands.

May you all live in the spirit of the Gita’s teachings. May the Gita guide you and lighten the burden of samsara. May you all become like the warrior yogi Arjuna! May the blessings of Lord Krishna be upon you all! Glory to the Gita!