Shri Gita Dhyānam (Meditation) (All nine verses)
(Meditation on Gita to be read before start of the Gita study)
1. OM, O Bhagavad-Gita, with whi
2. Salutations unto thee, O sage Vyāsa, of high intellect and with eyes like the petals of a fully blossomed lotus, by whom the lamp of knowledge --- filled with the oil of the Mahābhārata --- has been lighted!
3. Salutations to Lord
4. All the Upanishads are the cows;
5. I offer my
obeisance to Lord
7. May this lotus of Mahābhārata, born in the lake of the words of Vyāsa, sweetened with the fragrance of the meaning of
the discourses of
8. I salute Lord
eloquent and the crippled cross the mountains!
9. Salutations to that God whom gods su
The Glory of the Holy Gita Society (All 23 verses)
(Gita Māhātmya from shri Varāha Purāna. To be normally read at the end
of the day’s Gita study (also see verses 18.67-73). one may read it together with
as a second
The Mother Earth asked:
1. O Lord, the Supreme,
how can unflin
Lord Vishnu said:
2. Though engaged in performance of worldly duties, one who is regular in the study of the Gita becomes free from the bondage of Karma. He or she is the happy one in this world.
3. just as the water does make the lotus leaf wet, even so sins do not taint those who are regular in the study of the Gita.
4. all the sacred centers of pilgrimage, like Prayāg and other places, dwell in that place where the Gita is kept, and where the Gita is read.
gods, sages, yogis, divine serpents, sage Nārada,
Uddhava and other friends and devotees of Lord
6. help comes quickly where the Gita is recited and, O Earth, I ever dwell where it is read, heard, taught and contemplated upon.
7. I take refuge in the Gita, and the Gita is My best abode. I protect the three worlds with the knowledge of the Gita.
8. the Gita is My highest knowledge of Brahman, the Eternal Being, the sound of OM and the ineffable splendor of the Self.
was spoken by the blessed Lord
one who recites the eighteen
11. if a complete reading is not possible in one sitting, even if only half is read, one attains the benefit of giving a cow as a gift. there is no doubt about it.
12. one who recites one-third
one who reads even only one
one reads a part of the
15. one who repeats ten, seven, five, four, three, two verses or even a part of one verse daily, attains the region of the Moon and lives there for 10, 000 years. Accustomed to the daily study of the Gita, a dying man comes back as a human being.
17.by repeated study of the Gita, one attains liberation. uttering “Gita” even at the time of death, one attains liberation.
full of sins, one who is ever intent on hearing the meaning of the Gita, goes
who meditates on the meaning of the Gita, having performed many good actions,
attains the supreme goal after death. su
20 in this world, taking refuge
in the tea
21 one who fails to read this “Glory of the Gita” after having read the entire Gita, loses most of the benefit of the effort of the study ( because reading the glory of the Gita with great faith and devotion generates Bhakti in one’s heart).
who studies the Gita, together with this “Glory of the Gita”, attains the
fruits mentioned above, and rea
23. this greatness or “” Glory
of the Gita, whi
Thus ends the ” Glory of the Gita” contained in the Varāha Purāna.
(The English Meaning of verses taken from Swami Sivananda’s “Shrimad Bhagavad-Gita” (1984), Divine Life Society.)