INTERNATIONAL GITA SOCIETY
(Also known as American Gita Society)
1984, the International Gita Society (IGS) is a registered, non-profit,
tax-exempt, spiritual institution in the United
States of America. Aims and
Objectives of IGS include, but not limited to:
and distribute The Bhagavad-Gita in simple, easy to understand languages, and
put the Gita in prisons, hospitals, hotels, motels, and other public places.
2. Spread the basic universal teachings of The Holy Gita in an easy to
understand language by establishing branches of IGS in other countries.
3. Provide support and guidance in establishing Gita Study
and Discussion (Satsang) Groups, and provide free
Gita correspondence course to youth, students, busy executives and other
4. Provide inspiration, cooperation, and support to persons
and non-profit organizations engaged in the study and propagation of the Vedic
5. To break the barriers between faiths, and establish unity
of races, religions castes, and creeds through the immortal non-sectarian teachings of Hindu and other major world
Preface and an Appeal for Help .......
Prasad's desire to see the knowledge of Gita spread globally is a duty that
should engage all mankind. If this perennial philosophy can influence minds
like those of Thoreau, Emerson, Gandhi, and Swami Vivekananda, then we must be
more proactive by ensuring that all have access to its prescriptions for spiritual,
cultural, and intellectual success.
World leaders today
wrestle with numerous problems facing mankind. Notable among these are poverty,
disease, injustice, and environmental disasters caused in part by human
activities. Practitioners of gita knowledge can contribute to solutions to
these and other problems in any country in which they reside by living a
way of life guided by principles enshrined in this powerful text.
anger, and greed, are
to be avoided if one wants to achieve salvation. (Gita
16.21) This ancient message is still
relevant today. Unless we practice austerity of thought, word, and deed (17.14-16)
we may eventually be users of the legal system. This first course in anger
management shows us how to avoid, reduce, or resolve conflicts. Excessive
demands on the health and legal systems will only cause the quality of service
in these areas to deteriorate no matter how wealthy a nation. If therefore we
can eat from the lower levels of the food chain, avoid harmful foods
(17.10) and otherwise live a healthy and peaceful lifestyle by practicing yoga
and meditation we can ease the financial burdens of the state.
If we recognize that
every living being has a soul and that all of us are time travelers with an
expiry date; if we can regard the earth as our mother and treat the environment
with respect then the disasters caused by global warming may still be avoided.
Those of us who grew up
in remote villages across the globe may have learnt from teachers, like my late mother,
who could not read nor write but who taught by example. Their strength was a culture and a way of
life that accompanied Indentured Servants when they first arrived in Guyana from India on May
The value-system that enabled them to survive continues to influence those of
us who now reside in some of the most sophisticated and technological societies on
earth. Today the need to teach is even greater.
can fulfill our duties as citizens of any country we call home, honor our
ancestors and prepare posterity for the challenges ahead by supplying every
person with a copy of this enduring treasure.
Please support our efforts to make this world a better place
by generously donating to more publications of this text and by distributing
them as far as humans reside, because the gift of non-sectarian, spiritual
knowledge of the Gita offers a hope for unity and salvation in our divided and challenged
Ramnarine Sahadeo, Barrister and Solicitor
Brampton, Ontario, Canada, June 2007
President: Sanatan Dharm
Educational Foundation of Canada
"The Gift of Self-knowledge is the best Gift" said sage Veda Vyasa
(The Sacred Song)
A Complete Modern
English Translation with
Introduction, Guide for the Beginners
and Daily Reading.
Copyright © 2007 by the
International Gita Society
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The one who shall help propagation of this supreme
secret philosophy shall be performing the
highest devotional service to Me and
shall certainly come to Me. No
one on the earth shall be
more dear to Me.
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