Why read the Bhagavad-gita?
The Bhagavad-gita – the song of God – an immortal wisdom text revered by 850 million people, explores the themes of harmony and purpose, work and attitude, love and reciprocation. The healthy, inquiring mind, pondering these and other profound life themes, quickly discovers a plethora of varying and often contradictory opinions. Are we meant to sift through these opinions, picking those that appeal to us? Or do we search until we find a source of knowledge that’s trustworthy? This search — our thoughtful search for truth — plays a major role in our spiritual journey. Any journey, even a spiritual one, is better undertaken with a guidebook. We at our-spiritual-journey have found consistent, logical, and deeply satisfying guidance in the poetic and universal verses of the Bhagavad-gita. Living by the words of this unique book has somehow made us happier. To help others feel the same, we’ve spent the past fifteen years making the Bhagavad-gita available to children, teens, and adults. We figure the Bhagavad-gita’s life-transforming beauty and riches are meant for everybody, everywhere.
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 that exercise us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson, American philosopher and poet
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. — Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, Indian nationalist and spiritual leader
Bhagavad-gita is one of the most beautiful and profound texts of world literature. — Octavio Paz, Nobel laureate
Bhagavad-gita’s relevant, straightforward and sublime wisdom, which impacts and improves lives, is available here for readers of all ages. Click on the book covers to find out more.
Bhagavad-gita: A Photographic Essay is a fascinating presentation of the key philosophical ideas of the Bhagavad-gita, As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada with the aid of powerful photographs (for ages 11 and up). * 2011 Independent Publisher Book Award Winner *
For daily life:
Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita is a contemplative memoir from the enchanting Sharanagati Valley, British Columbia. It demystifies the Gita, making its verses a clear source of enlightenment and personal development, and revealing why the reader needs the Gita’s wisdom. Harmony discusses contemporary concerns—ecology, stewardship, interpersonal conflict, peaceful living, priorities, and values—in a way that’s easy to understand and of immediate importance to readers.
Our Most Dear Friend presents the essence of the Gita through simple yet captivating painting, text, and photographic montages. Children of every race, nationality, and religion will deepen their understanding of themselves, God, and His creation through this delightful book (for ages 4 and up).