Published on March 4th, 2022 | by Madhudvisa dasa

Bhagavad-gita As It Is — Video Introduction by Srila Prabhupada

In this rare color film Srila Prabhupada, now, for the first time, in 1080p HD, gives an introduction and summary to the Bhagavad-gita As It Is.

“As It Is” is significant. Perhaps there is no other edition of Bhagavad-gita where it is written “As It Is.” Prabhupada appreciates the Foreword written by Professor Dimock of University of Chicago who very much appreciated this translation of the Gita, he says: “Swami Bhaktivedanta comments on the Gita from this point of view, and that is legitimate.

” So Professor Dimock accepts that Bhagavad-gita As It Is is a legitimate presentation of the great book of knowledge. He also says: “More than that in this translation the Western reader has the unique opportunity of seeing how a Krishna devotee interprets his own text.”

So, about Krishna, the devotees actually can interpret about Krishna book. Others, if they are not devotees, how can they interpret on Krishna? Just like a member of a family can say very nicely about the head of the family but how can an outsider say anything about the family? That is not possible. Similarly, about Krishna, a Krishna devotee can speak nicely, not others.

Others have no right to speak about Krishna.

Krishna also recognizes Arjuna as the right student of Bhagavad-gita. In the beginning Krishna says that, “I have selected you as My student because you are My friend and you are My devotee.

” So we can understand that Bhgagavad-gita can be understood by one who has an intimate relationship with Krishna.

About the Author

My first contact with a Hare Krishna was a most merciful Mataji in Oxford Street, London who sold me a "Higher Taste" cook book in 1984 while I was on holidays there. I started seriously reading Srila Prabhupada's books in Australia 1985 and by 1986 Srila Prabhupada had convinced me "Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead" and "we should surrender to Krishna." I joined the Hare Krishnas in Perth, Western Australia in 1986. Since then I have been chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, reading and distributing Srila Prabhupada's books and preaching as much as I can. That's my life and full-time occupation now really. I like it more than anything I've ever experienced before. Srila Prabhupada's books are so amazing... Even after reading them all many times they're still fresh and new. They are truly transcendental! That's it really. Now I'm just hankering to once again see the world chant Hare Krishna, dance and feast and float away in the ecstasy of Lord Caitanya's Sankirtana movement as it did in Srila Prabhupada's physical presence. Let the whole world drown in the ecstatic flood of love of Krishna!

2 Responses to Bhagavad-gita As It Is — Video Introduction by Srila Prabhupada

  1. Kamal Nayan says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu Ji!
    The link to the video has not been provided here.

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