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Why Should We Read Bhagavad Gita?

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When Srila Sanatan Goswami met Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, he asked the following points:


       keāmi’, ‘keneāmāyajāretāpa-traya’ ihānāhijāni — ‘kemanehitahaya’  (CC Madhya Lila 20.102)

Who am I? Why do the threefold miseries always give me trouble? If I do not know this, how can I be benefited?

There are three types of miseries which are called AdhyatmikaKlesha, AdhibhoutikKlesha, and AdhidaivikKlesha. 

Adhyatmik Klesha-  Adhyatmik Klesha refers to those miseries caused by Body and Mind. Adhibhoutik Klesha refers to those miseries inflicted by other Living entities. 

Adhidaivik Klesha-  It refers to natural disasters caused by other Demi Gods of higher planets such as extreme cold and hot weather, thunderbolts, Natural Disasters, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Draughts etc. In this material world, there is a danger at every step. 

Further, Srila Sanatan Goswami asks to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, “Actually I do not know how to inquire about the goal of life and the process for obtaining it. Being merciful upon me, please explain all these truths.”Afterwards, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu tells Srila Sanatan Goswami about absolute Truth

From this article, we should understand that we are taking birth in Ignorance, We are living our life in Ignorance and we are dying in ignorance only. In Kaliyuga, People are so lazy, dull-minded, misguided, unlucky, and always disturbed, that they do not know what is the ultimate benefit for them.


“O learned one, in this Iron Age of Kali men almost always have but short lives. They are quarrelsome, lazy, misguided, unlucky and, above all, always disturbed.’’

People are maddened towards worldly pleasures up to such an extent that they have forgotten that they are eternal Part and Parcel of Lord Sri Krishna. Therefore, due to the influence of Maya and Kali, they have been continuously thinking about achieving material happiness as the Ultimate Goal of Life.



nasādhumanyeyataātmano ’yam


When a person considers sense gratification the aim of life, he certainly becomes mad after materialistic living and engages in all kinds of sinful activity. He does not know that due to his past misdeeds, he has already received a body which, although temporary, is the cause of his misery. The living entity should not have taken on a material body, but he has been awarded the material body for sense gratification. Therefore I think it not befitting an intelligent man to involve himself again in the activities of sense gratification by which he perpetually gets material bodies one after another. (SBG 5.5.4)

This shloka describes the real disease of the conditioned Soul. Therefore, to get rid of material disease we should read Bhagavad Geeta to find the answers to different questions like-

  • Why are we living in this material world?
  • What is the ultimate objective of Human life of life?
  • Why are we suffering in this material World? 
  • Why are we suffering the threefold miseries given by nature?
  • Who am I?
  • What is my supreme destination? 
  • Why am I changing to a different body?

 In Human life, it is expected from us to inquire about Supreme and absolute Truth (Athāto brahma jijñāsā).

But People of Kaliyuga are so unfortunate that they are doing Sinful activities daily and their life is simply based on Eating, Sleeping, mating, and defending. They have always been struggling with their Six senses including Mind. Therefore, we should read Bhagavad Gita to get rid of bodily conception of life, and animalistic way of life and to get rid of ignorance. We should also read Bhagavad Gita to find the answers to all the questions related to the ultimate aim and objective of life, about our true identity, our relation with God KRISHNA, activities of Supreme personality of Godhead, Nature of different types of people,Our activities with relation to Lord KRISHNA

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Lord Krishna tells us in Bhagavad Geeta:

prakṛti-sthānikarṣati (BG 15.7) 

“The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind”.

 Srimad Bhagavad Gita is also called Gitopanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the essence of all Vedic knowledge.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita consists of 700 Shlokas.

We should read Bhagavad Gita just like Arjun has understood Bhagavad Geeta. Without being a devotee of Lord KRISHNA , No one can understand Bhagavad Geeta in the true Senses. Arjuna accepts KRISHNA  as his GURU and he becomes submissive and listens to the message of the Bhagavad Geeta. It has been described in this verse

pṛcchāmitvāṁ dharma-sammūḍha-cetāḥ
yacchreyaḥsyānniścitaṁbrūhi tan me
śiṣyaste ’haṁśādhimāṁtvāṁprapannam

“Now I am confused about my duty and have lost all composure because of miserly weakness. In this condition, I am asking You to tell me for certain what is best for me. Now I am Your disciple and a soul surrendered unto You. Please instruct me”.

Similarly, we should take the instructions of Bhagavad Geeta from disciplic Succession beginning from Brahma. We should approach Self realized Guru and first serve him. Then When the Guru becomes pleased with us he imparts us real Knowledge because he has seen the truth. KRISHNA  also instructs us regarding how to read Bhagavad Gita and how to approach Guru in Verse 4.34:


  “Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth”.

10  Benefits of Reading Bhagavad Gita 

Benefits of reading Bhagavad Gita

There are a lot of benefits of reading Bhagavad Gita:

1): Human beings can get rid of their ignorance.

2): Bhagavad Geeta has saved a lot of persons from committing Suicide.

3): Bhagavad Geeta tells us about the real identity of ourselves

4): By reading Bhagavad Gita, Human beings develop divine vision, with the help of that vision they can understand the real nature of this material world

5): Bhagavad Gita saves us from transmigration and transformation of life

6): By reading the Bhagavad Gita, we become able to solve our main problems existing in this material world viz. Birth, death, Old age, disease.

7): By Bhagavad Geeta, we can understand our connection with Krishna.

8): By reading Bhagavad Gita, We understand our relationship to Lord Krishna.

9): We understand how important this Divine message is for the life of people. Therefore, we can appreciate the distribution of books because, through the distribution of Bhagavad Geeta, people can get rid of their ignorance.

10): We are saved to transmigrate into lower species of life. Because we do not commit Sin after reading Bhagavad Geeta. By following a little bit of Dharma we are saved from the greatest dangers of life. KRISHNA  tells us in Bhagavad Gita verse 2.4:

 nehābhikrama-nāśo ’sti

 “In this endeavour, there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous fear.”

Facts Regarding Bhagavad Gita: 

Srimad Bhagavad Gita has been spoken on the battlefield of Kurukshetra because at that time Arjuna was bewildered by seeing his cousins and relatives. Therefore, this transcendental message was imparted by Lord Shri Krishna to Arjuna to establish Bhagavad  Dharma and Sanatan Dharma.

Tips To Read Bhagavad Gita: 

At the time of reading Bhagavad Gita, we should take shelter of Bhagavad Geeta completely and we should think that KRISHNA  is saying for me as an individual because I am eternal Part and Parcel of Lord Sri KRISHNA  and KRISHNA  is our greatest well-wisher.  KRISHNA  tells in Bhagavad Gita:

hṛd-deśe ’rjunatiṣṭhati

“The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone’s heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy”.

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18 Reasons Why We Should Read Bhagavad Gita:


1): To know about ourselves (What is our true identity?)

2): What is our relationship with God?

3): Who is God?

4): What are the activities of God?

5):  Why am I suffering the miseries in this material world?

6): What is the solution to common problems such as birth, death, old age, disease?

7): What is my permanent Home and permanent life?

8): What is the ultimate objective of human form of life

9): After earning a lot of money, why are people not getting happiness?

10): Why are people committing suicide?

11): Why is crime rate increasing day by day in society while nations have increased their standard of living?

12): In today’s Human era, Is human Society missing their real goal of life?

13); Why are the nations fighting amongst each other?

14): Why is peace and prosperity decreasing day by day?

15): Why ethical values have been decreasing day by day and people have become so selfish that they have lost and forgotten qualities like mercy, cleanliness, austerity, and Truthfulness.

16): What happens after death?

17):  What is good or bad for me?

18): What should I do and what should I not do?


 15 Teachings of Bhagavad Gita:


in this picture, 15 teachings of Bhagavad Gita has been Described

1):  We should understand that we are part and parcel of Lord Sri KRISHNA . We are not this body but we are spirit soul covered under this body and we should learn about it by reading and practising.

2): We should restrain our senses from sense enjoyment.

3): Lust, anger, Greed, pride, illusion and envy are our real enemies. Therefore, at any condition, we should try to overcome these six enemies by chanting constantly HARE KRISHNA  HARE KRISHNA  KRISHNA  KRISHNA  HARE HARE| HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMARAMA HARE HARE ||

4): We Should Understand that this world is ashshwatam dukhalayam viz this place is temporary and full of difficulties.  Therefore, we should not make big plans to settle in this material world. Because our plans have no value only divine will works.

5): We should get rid of Hridaydaurbalyam.

6): We should inquire about ourselves and we should take shelter of self-realized Guru in disciplic succession and take shelter at his lotus feet by following his divine instructions. We should serve self-realized guru whole heartedly and selflessly.

7): We should never leave the activities related to YAGYA, DAAN, and TAPASYA. By doing the activities related to Yagna, Daan, and Tapasya we become more and more pure and these activities satisfy us as well as Lord KRISHNA.

8): We should do any activity such as Yagya for the pleasure of the Lord. By doing KRISHNA consciousness activity, we become liberated from this material world. If we do an activity to satisfy our senses then this activity becomes the cause of our bondage in this material world.    

9): We should never trust our Mind. Because the mind is our greatest enemy but it can be controlled by practice and detachment.

10): We should always acquire for saintly association. Because, at the time of death what do we think, we obtain the same type of body in our next life.

11): In human form of life, we should be very careful about our activities, we should never do sinful activities and we should develop divine qualities such as mercy, aversion to fault finding etc, tolerance, patience etc.

12): We should respect every living entity equally without expecting honour in return. Because Supresoul is residing in everyone’s heart.

13): We should tolerate honour, dishonour equally, good or bad equally, and loss or gain equally. We should become dheer.

14): We should never take credit for anything in Life. According to the Bhagavad Geeta, if we take credit for anything, then we are called arrogant and vimurkha. Because we are not the doer, therefore, we should give credit to KRISHNA. Because we are always subordinate to KRISHNA.

15): We should preach the message of Bhagavad Geeta to suffering and conditioned souls.

Given the above, we should always do some charity, yagna in the form of holy name and daan. lord Sri Krishna tells us in the Bhagavad Gita about this in verse 18.5:

natyājyaṁkāryameva tat

“Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up; they must be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls”.

For example: ISKCON GHAZIABAD is distributing Bhagavad Gita books selflessly to spread diving awareness of KRISHNA so that people will be able to get rid of their ignorance.

Now after reading this article,

What do you think about Bhagavad Gita?

Are you ready to know about your real identity?

Will you live life according to Bhagavad Gita?

Will you leave your bad habits and cultivate good habits?

Will you take association of saintly person?

Will you accept KRISHNA  as the supreme personality of Godhead?

Will you make your life more sublime?

Will you try to find the real aim of life?

Will you try to find the real root cause of your problems and what is their solution?

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