Bhagavad Gita Study Group
meeting this Sunday? YES
The Bhagavad Gita has been called the jewel of all scriptures. See below some of the comments others have made about this wonderful gift. In this study group we take the time to explore this insightful text, discussing the teachings and learn how to use the scripture to live our lives more fully. All are welcome. There is no fee. You can come for any sessions that fit your schedule. (please note that some Sundays are skipped and notice for those times are noted at the top of this page; so please check this page before coming or contact Jayadeva)
For thousands of years, the Bhagavad Gita has inspired millions of readers.
Here’s what some of the greats have to say in praise of this venerable scripture.
"When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous." ~ Albert Einstein
"The Bhagavad Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions." ~ Dr. Albert Schweitzer
"The Bhagavad Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity." ~ Aldous Huxley
"The Bhagavad Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization." ~ Rishi Aurobindo
"The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states... "behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant." ~ Carl Jung
"In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial." ~ Henry David Thoreau
"The marvel of the Bhagavad Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion." ~ Herman Hesse
"The Bhagavad Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses. …
When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"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; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe." ~ Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
"I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us. …
The Bhagavad Gita is an empire of thought and in its philosophical teachings Krishna has all the attributes of the full-fledged montheistic deity and at the same time the attributes of the Upanisadic absolute." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it." ~ Rudolph Steiner
"From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures." ~ Adi Sankara
"The Bhagavad Gita is not separate from the Vaisnava philosophy, and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine, which is transmigration of the soul. On perusal of the first chapter of Bhagavad Gita one may think that they are advised to engage in warfare. When the second chapter has been read it can be clearly understood that knowledge and the soul is the ultimate goal to be attained. On studying the third chapter it is apparent that acts of righteousness are also of high priority. If we continue and patiently take the time to complete the Bhagavad Gita and try to ascertain the truth of its closing chapter we can see that the ultimate conclusion is to relinquish all the conceptualized ideas of religion which we possess and fully surrender directly unto the Supreme Lord." ~ Swami Prabhupada
"The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita." ~ Vivekananda
Join us as we study and discuss these wonderful wisdom teachings.
All are welcome for any or all of the sessions.
Sundays 6 to 8 pm
TGR Yoga 416 Route 518, Blawenburg, NJ 08558
No fee … donations always welcome, helpful and appreciated, if you'd like.