who shall study this sacred dialogue of
ours shall worship me with Knowledge-sacrifice.
This is My promise. (18.70)
and His words are one and the same. The
study of Gita is equivalent to worship
of God. Life in modern society is all
work and no spirituality. Swami
Harihar says: "Daily study of only
a few verses of the Gita will recharge
mental batteries and add meaning to the
dull routine life of modern society."
For serious students, daily study of one
chapter of the Gita, or several verses
from the forty selected verses given in
the end of this book is highly recommended.
hears this sacred dialogue with faith
and without cavil becomes free from sin,
and attains heaven ¾ the higher
worlds of those whose actions are pure
and virtuous. (18.71)
summary of the "Glory of the Gita"
as elaborated in the scriptures is given
below. Reading this glory of the Gita
generates faith and devotion in the heart
that is essential for reaping the benefits
of the study of the Gita.
goal of human birth is to master the mind
and senses and reach one’s destiny.
A regular study of the Gita is sure to
help achieve this noble goal. One who
is regular in the study of the Gita becomes
happy, peaceful, prosperous, and free
from the bondage of Karma though engaged
in the performance of worldly duties.
The one who studies even few verses of
the Gita every day is not tainted by sin
just as water does not stain a lotus leaf.
The Gita is the best abode of Lord Krishna.
The spiritual potency of the Lord abides
in every verse of the Gita. The Bhagavad-Gita
is the storehouse of spiritual knowledge.
The Lord Himself spoke this supreme science
of the Absolute containing the essence
of all the scriptures for the benefit
All the Upanishads are the cows; Arjuna
is the calf; Krishna is the milker; the
nectar of the Gita is the milk; and the
persons of purified intellects are the
drinkers. One need not study any other
scripture if he or she seriously studies
the Gita, contemplates on the meaning
of the verses, and practices its teachings
in one’s daily life.
affairs of the world run by the first
commandment of the creator — the
teachings of selfless service —
so beautifully expounded in the Gita.
The sacred knowledge of doing
one’s duty without looking for a
reward is the original teaching that alone
can lead to salvation. The Gita
is like a ship by which one can easily