Bhagvad Gita

This sacred text reveals itself to be the summary of all of our religious books. And within its verses contains the Divine Knowledge that liberates ones’ atmaa, soul, from the cycle of birth and death. It guides a spiritual aspirant towards the ultimate goal of Moksha or Liberation.

My advice would be to find a version that you are comfortable reading as you would a novel.

1. (available as free downloadable .pdf )This is the version as interpreted by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. It gets a little complicated if you read the translation and then his purport.

I recommend that the first time around in each chapter just read the translation. It’s a lot to grasp. But while reading, try to understand what the Lord’s words mean. Maybe on your second reading of the chapter, you can glance at the purport and see if your ideas are the same as Prabhupada’s. If it’s not that is okay, and it is good place to raise a question here in this forum and with your guru or someone learned.


2. This commentary of the Gita is provided by Parmahansa Yogananda, a Yogi in the true sense of the word. It was his book Autobiography of a Yogi that has been the catalyst for a spiritual awakening for many.

I highly recommend you buy the book or read it online here:



I believe that we can learn from each other and help each other grow spiritually by holding these kinds of conversations. That is the essence of what satsangh is.

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