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What are the Benefits of Reading Bhagavad Gita Daily
Here, we are presenting 4 key benefits of reading Bhagavad Gita on a daily basis-
With the rapidly changing world that we are in, It becomes difficult to remember certain things in life, so it becomes necessary to improve our memory. Reading helps in developing the memory function of our brain. A study conducted in 2020 shows that regular reading improves cognitive decline over a 6-14 year period.
2.Improves Focus and concentration
It is said that Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. So our regular habit of reading could improve our focus and concentration.
3.Improves analytical skills
Reading helps us in getting to know about different opinions and perspectives. Spiritual books provide us a horizon to a lot of different perspectives that we are never aware of, this helps us in looking at the world with a new Outlook
As it is said The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind.
Now we can understand the benefits of reading Bhagavad Gita daily but there are so many pieces of literature available today, How to choose any one among them?
WHY BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS?
Old is Gold
The knowledge of Vedas and Puranas are the most ancient scriptures that is available to mankind. Not only do the West but the East also agree to the authenticity and the acurateness of our scriptures. The Bhagavad Gita is like the ripened juice of the Vedas and with our limited time and resources, it would be an intelligent decision to take the nectar instead of going for the entire fruit basket.
Accepted by Great Personalities
Whether it be the Great 12 Authorities or the Mahajanas as in our scriptures or the present-day important people like Albert Einstein or Mahatma Gandhi, everyone agrees to the importance of reading the scripture like Bhagavad Gita. As the Mahatma quotes “The Bhagavad Gita is my mother. It has guided my life’s journey, shaping my thoughts and actions.”
Bestower of all Virtue
As said by the great Sankaracharya
gītā-śāstramidaḿ puṇyaḿ yaḥ paṭhetprayataḥ pumān
If one properly follows the instructions of Bhagavad-gita, one can be freed from all the miseries and anxieties of life. One will be freed from all fears in this life, and one’s next life will be spiritual.
IS BHAGAVAD GITA STILL RELEVANT
The Bhagavad-gita can be consulted in all critical times, not only for solace from all kinds of mental agonies but also for the way out of great entanglements that may embarrass one in some critical hour. Even today, 2492 years later, works of philosophers like Socrates are still admired and read, then what to speak of the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is the creator, Maintainer, and annihilator of the entire creation, who is the intelligence of the intelligents. How can his teachings go out of relevance?
Many people who have been scientists and philosophers have agreed that the Bhagavad Gita alongside being a transcendental science has also had a lot of effect on the practical style of their lives. Bhagavad Gita is like a manual of our Life, If we have to buy any electronic device we consider the manual, But we become negligent in considering the manual of our most valuable Human Life. Bhagavad Gita gives insights on life, this and next.
BHAGAVAD GITA PROVIDES PEACE OF MIND TO GREAT PERSONALITIES
- Albert Einstein – When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect on how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.
- Mahatma Gandhi – Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meaning from it every day.
- Aldous Huxley – The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophies ever revealed hence its enduring value to all of humanity.
- Jawahar Lal Nehru -The Bhagavad Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life while keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.
EFFECTS OF DAILY READING BHAGAVAD GITA
Freedom from Past Misdeeds-
Bhagavad Gita is the greatest piece of literature and one who reads it every day very sincerely and with all seriousness his past misdeeds will not act upon him.
Dirt of material life is Vanquished –
We may clean ourselves daily by taking after the bath but Sripad Shankaracharya says that if one takes a bath even once in the sacred Ganges water of Bhagavad-gita, for him the dirt of material life is altogether vanquished.
Purpose of life –
Bhagavad Gita is the manual of life and thus reading it provides us with the answer to questions like, Who Am I?, Who Is God?, What relationship do I have with God?
Peace in Mind-
People believe that listening to mundane songs also provides a temporary relief from anxiety, then what can be said about the Song sung by God Himself? Reading Bhagavad Gita provides the reader with peace and tranquillity.
GITA JAYANTI & THE GREATEST OFFERING OF BHAGAVAD GITA
23rd December’2023 is celebrated as the Gita Jayanti or the day the glorious scripture was spoken by the Lotus mouth of the Supreme Personality Of Godhead. Krishna spoke Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna when he was amidst a turmoil of chaos and was unable to understand his responsibility. The Bhagavad Gita acts as a light amidst Darkness not only for Arjuna but also for all his readers, it is advisable to not only read Bhagavad Gita in this Holy month but also to gift and distribute it to as many people as possible.
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ISKCON Ghaziabad has always earnestly taken initiatives to propagate the message of Bhagavad Gita to one and all. Every year we distribute thousands of Bhagavad Gita to Prison houses, Orphanages etc. Donating a Bhagavad Gita during this time is considered a great offering as mentioned in various scriptures..The Bhagavad Gita Mahatmyam states, “One who, with devotion and respect and according to scriptural regulations makes a gift of this holy book, the Gita, such a person will have a devoted wife, and without doubt will attain fame, fortune, and good health.
Donation of the Bhagavad Gita is like giving the recipient a chance to perfect their lives by giving them the knowledge about the Absolute Truth, Thus
Q Where Can I get my copy of Bhagavad Gita?
You can visit ISKCON Ghaziabad and easily get your copy of Bhagavad Gita.
Q Who can read Bhagavad Gita?
Anyone who desires to know about the absolute truth and wants to perfect their life can read Bhagavad Gita, there is no external qualification required to read Bhagavad Gita