Published on May 10th, 2024 | by Madhudvisa dasa


Bhagavad Gita Podcast — Introduction

Introduction to Bhagavad Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda.

This morning I was reading Bhagavad Gita and I realized others may not have so much time to read it so I thought perhaps someone may appreciate it if I recorded it. So this is the first experimental podcast of me reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuapda.

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!

74 Responses to Bhagavad Gita Podcast — Introduction

  1. Tanya Galliara says:

    Wonderful. please continue reading this and consider doing the same for Srila Prabhupada’s other books.

  2. neharika says:

    dear madhuvidasa ,
    u have done a great work with a lot of hard work .why dont u put in on you tube 🙂
    also one more question as a you think krishna still exists?or he died 5000 yrs ago.

    • Hare Krishna

      Yes. I do not have time at the moment for this podcasting but will do it one day in the future on youtube, etc. Perhaps. If that is what Krishna wants me to do.

      As far as Krishna existing. There is no question of Krishna not existing. Everything is part and parcel of Krishna. So without Krishna’s existence nothing else can exist.

      Krishna, and we also, as spirit souls, is eternal. That means no beginning and no end. So we all as well as Krishna are existing eternally. It is only in this material world that we get the illusion of birth and death, it is only in this material world that things deteriorate and are ultimately destroyed by time. This idea of birth and death and the destructive effect of time are all artificial, illusory. They only exist in the material world.

      In reality we and Krishna are eternal. No beginning, no end, no birth and no death.

      So Krishna existing now everywhere, in every atom, in everyone’s heart and also in His own supreme planet Goloka Vrindavan in the spiritual world.

      Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!

      Madhudvisa dasa

  3. Melinda Moore says:

    Thank you for doing this! Very nice!!!

  4. glen says:

    can you inform me how long the universe lasts before it is destroyed and created again ( Universal Eon ? )

    • Yes. That is the life of Lord Brahma. Which is given in Bhagavad-gita. 1000 catur-yuga cycles is Brahma’s one day and 1000 cycles is his night and he lives for 100*360 days. So you can multiply 1000 * 100 * 360 * 2 * 4,320,000 which is a long time…

      Lord Brahma is approximately 50 at the moment so we are about 1/2 way through this at the present moment.

  5. I.V.Narasimhacharya says:

    “कृष्णस्तु भगवान् स्वयम्”—-Here “kRuSh”means the entire earth.”NaH”means the Giver of joy.The programs of this Mission are very good.The Mantra of “Hare kRiShNa….”can transform this world into the Divine Land if sincerely chanted.Let us make it a reality.

  6. ROGERIO says:

    JAY HARE KRISHNA PRABHU … my name is Roger, thank you for the lessons “GITA” I would like to know more, get more emails.Seu humble student and would like to know about 9 planets, golakoka.

  7. Raghu says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji,

    It’s nice to hv Gita in Podcast. V cn remember by hearing from a hearing tool as well.

    Hare Krishna

  8. Archana says:

    Thank you so much for the grateful service you have provided us, I can listen to the precious knowledge anywhere and whenever now.
    Thanks once again.

    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
    Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare !!

    Jai Shri Krishna

  9. sangeeta puri says:

    hare krishna prabhu ji pranam,
    It is the wonderful way of giving message of bhagvad gita specially when we are so involved in worldly affairs.I think that is the best devotional service you would have ever thought of after getting this manushya janam.PAMHO AND ALL GLORIES TO SRILA PRABHUPADA.I REALLY FEEL IM CONNECTED TO SHREE KRISHNA . THANX AND HARIBOL.

  10. sangeeta puri says:

    Hare krishna prabhu ji,PRANAM
    It is wonderful way to get connected with bhagvad gita.SPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE SO INVOLVED IN WORLDLY ACTIVITIES.
    pamho and all glories to srila prabhupada.that is the best service you would have ever thought of after getting this manushya janam.

  11. Nagender rao says:

    hare krishna prabuji,,
    pls acept my humble obesiances ……. and this is great thing u did prabhu thanks for that……..
    hare krsna………….
    ur servent

  12. Divya Chintamani says:

    Hare Krishna!

    Thank you for your service and emails. I am reading BG second time and find it even more awesome than when I read for the first time!

  13. Ajay Sharma says:


    I am very glad to listen geeta through the great grace of PRABHUPAD. Thanks, thanks for provide me as well a lot of people such a great chance.

    In the sharan of shrikrishna

    Ajay Nath, ESIC Jaipur

  14. cesare says:

    Om namo iti Madhudvisa dasa all glory to Sri Krishna and to the Harinama Sankirtana whatever you do is precious for all thank you very much I much appreciate the podcast idea. *!*

  15. Ajay says:

    Jai Shri Krishna,

    congrats for having such a nice, spiritual way of sharing thoughts
    i have reading quite a few books on Krishna.
    i found out while starting any kind of work Krishna used to have a “Shiv Stuthi” .To praise lord Shiva.
    Does anyone have any kind of such stuthi which lord Krishna used to have.
    i looked for it and found number of it.
    But is it possible to know which one Krishna used chant?
    Does anyone know about this ? i am dieing to know about this .

    Jai Gopal

  16. Archana Kapani says:

    Hare Krishna

    Pamho,All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

    wonderful service. great job in spread the fragrance of krishna conciousness in


  17. tina says:

    I think it would be a great idea

  18. Vijayin says:

    Hare Krsna dear Madhudvisa dasa! All glories to Srila Prabhupada, the Sri Panca Tatva, and Sri Sri Radha-Krsna!

    Thank you very kindly for your association and you labour of love! It is highly appreciated.

    Krsna confirms: He, who with supreme devotion to Me, shall distribute this immensely profound science [The Srimad Bhagavad Gita] among My devotees, enlightening one another, shall doutlessly attain Me.

    Hare Krsna!

  19. dr.k.s.rinivasraghvan says:

    Hare Krishna,AGSP,
    Podcasting of the Bhagavad Gita is the valuable service to Lord Krishna and Krishna dasas and let the Krishna caithanya dwells with you for ever.

  20. Raju Y says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu,

    All Gloies to Srila Prabhupada. My humble obesiances at the lotus feet of all vaishnavas.

    The self imposed responsibility that you are owning to open the eyes of all (not only devotees but also neophytes and non-devotees) has a great journey to peroform. All the true devotees would definitely pray Krsna to give you all strength and courage to continue your endeavour for ever, which helps the conditioned souls, at least, to get elevated for liberation and the utmost to reach the level of Krsna prema.

    Hari bol!

    A devotee

  21. varaprasad says:

    This is very INTRESTING website for spiritual world . i am very happy had joined in this blog .


  22. suman says:


    lord krishna & bhagabath gita is my life

  23. mukesh says:

    thank you so much u did a great job in spread the fragrance of krishna i would to say this is a great “SEVA”

  24. yadu says:

    hai i m yadu ram rizal from usa . i miss my country and dharma but than also i cannot stop my religion please bless me matajee i m alway be sucess to continue to realise my religion .so please put different type of religious vedio of lord krishna . i m brahmin my gotra is dhanayanjaya. please bless me mother and pray to god i will sucess in my work and give me power to spread my religion to whole america

  25. yadu says:

    hai im yadu ram rizal.i m from usa i m a brhamin. my gotra is dhananjaya . i miss my country .so please mother bless me to continue my dharma . matajee please send different type of vedio of lord krishna and lord bishnuand other incarnation of lord krishna (bhisnu)

  26. Haradhan Dhar says:

    Hare Krishna,
    First of all you take my “Hare Krishna” welcome. It is very much appreciable work that you have produced. Now the PODCast can be opened through internate and many people from any corner of the world can be able to read and understand the real things of GEETA . But my question is why it has become necessary to produce “Jotha Jotha” within this 20 to 30 years? Would you please explain it. Thank you very much. Hare Krishna.

  27. Derek says:

    Hare Krishna Madhudvisa Dasa,
    Thank you for all of your efforts to spread the word. My question is, Will the letters still be being sent out as I maybe one of the few that have time to read and enjoy doing so.

    Hare Krishna

  28. Michael says:

    I’m certain that it is a GOOD idea for people to listen to the words IF they don’t have the time to read.

    However, I have read the Bhagavad Gita a number of times over the past 60 years.

    I find it necessary to indicate that it IS a wonderful resource as are MANY other books.

    Continue with your inspirations to others. It is a good journey.

  29. Sumanta Sarkar says:

    Hare Krsna!!!

    Awesome, so simple words having such a great power. It’ Krsna’s grace.

    Hare Krsna,Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare!
    Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare!!

    Chant Hare Krsna, be happy!

  30. Larry says:


    Thank you for these! I am downloading them to my ipod now, and will be listening to them tonight.

    Hare Krishna,

  31. sushant says:

    hari bol;

    Thanks for doing this wonderful seva;

    i will definately intoroduce it to my devotee friends;

    hari bol

  32. devendra jha says:

    Hare Krishna

    Thank you so much for the Podcast.

    It is best to hear the Bhagavad Gita and other divine scriptures from pure devotees this way the Podcast is extremely beneficial!

  33. Gopal Krishna Das says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu JI,
    Please accept my humble obesiances.
    All Gloies to Srila Prabhupada.

    You are doing a wonderful service to the mankind.

    Your Sevant
    Gopal Krishna Das

  34. Mike says:

    Thank you so much for the reading! I am new to your beautiful worship of God! Thank you!

  35. Ainhoa M says:

    thank you for your time and effort!

  36. Monark says:

    Hare Krsna my friends,

    from all my krsna devotees friends i would request you all to help me understand krsna conciousness. i m a vaishnav and till now was trapped in this material world actually still am. but few months ago i met a person online who turned out to be a great devotee of krsna and her name is Mukund Mohini Devi Dasi. We met online and she made me understand about krsna conciousness. since then we have been in touch and got to learn and understand many things about krsna conciousness.

    somehow i dont know why my mind is weavering. sometimes i get blank and dont know here i am heading towards. i listen to lot of krsna bhajans and chant hare krsna maha mantra by hearing. i have bought japa mala from iskcon, mumbai but dont know how to do when to do and how much to chant. my friends please help me to learn all this as i know deep within my heart that only truth is krsna and wana go to in his abode after death.

    Lord Krsna’s servant’s servant,

  37. hiren parmar says:

    hare krishan
    One who is serious in devotional service,
    is always hepled by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishan Himself.So never think that u r alone.


  38. Xia says:

    I subscribed the podcast by itunes but it says the particular item is not available in China. However, Thank you all the same!

  39. shanmugananda says:

    I tried your link but a message came saying that the particular item is not available in Sri Lanka. In fact I bought a book: Bhagavad gita with the Samskrit orignal and with the Tamil translation and explanation by Swami chidbavananda of RamaKrishna Tapovanam, India. That was in 1964 from the Ramakrishna mission , Kataragama in sri Lanka. I went through the book several times. I studued sanskrit for my advanced level examination. I have read several books by Bakthi Vedanta Prabhu and I wished follow this course too. Thanks you very much.

  40. neha says:

    thank u so much for the podcast.

    i really need it. there are very few guys who thoughts like this …

  41. Skye says:

    I like the subject od santana dharma, but I am in a very peculiar position.
    I really need too write or talk about it woth someone sympathetic or knowledgeable. I am going through a divorce and I am confused/can’t seem to do anything right. Currently I am chanting and doing yoga and following lawyer’s instructions. But, reallly need spiritual help from KIND and sympathetic folks please.

  42. Periyasamy says:

    Nice work

  43. Yash says:

    Hare Krishna Prabhu,

    Thankyou ever so much for the Podcast.

    I think Srila Prabhupada said that it is best to hear the Bhagavad Gita and other divine scriptures from pure devotees and so this Podcast is extremely beneficial!


  44. Having a podcast for Krsna is the best use for an ipod well done hari bol spirit souls.
    Sincerely a servant of a servant Dhnanajaya dasa

  45. meera says:

    Hare Krishna prabhu JI,
    Please accept my humble obesiances.
    All Gloies to Srila Prabhupada.

    Thank you so much for doing it. Hearing the Bhagwat Gita from the devotee
    is very auspicious than reading on my own.

    Your servant

  46. Harekrsna, Prabhujee.
    Please accept my humble obeisance.

    I have just accept your message in my e-mail and I am very interested in the podcast, it is really a great solution for people who do not have much time to read. I am from Bali, and I would like to contribute in this project. Why don’t we try to publish the audio version of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is?

    Your servant,
    Atmarama Dasa.

  47. Ganesh says:

    Hare Krishna!
    All Glories to Srila Prabhupada
    Please accept my humble Obeisances

    Thats a nice thought, my sincere wishes for the upcoming work. Rather its also a kind of service you are doing, please don’t call it for the note of appreciation. No offenses meant. As mentioned by other devotees please make it download able


  48. Subramanian Mahadevan says:

    HH Swami Madhudvisa-dasa,

    I tried listening to the introductory podcast.

    But as I use Linux software and Firefox web browser, I have is no application to open it.

    I think the podcast has been created for MS Windows users only. I would humbly suggest that a version of the podcast that could be listened to by Firefox fans like me, who form 25% of internet users, is also made available.


    M. Subramanian.

  49. Thrivikramji says:

    Also make it a freely downlodable file

  50. Thrivikramji says:

    Hi there, It is a wonderful idea to have the Gita in the podcast downlodable way.
    No one in India ever thought of doing it,Only guys like u settled in us will have the dream of doing a podcast.
    So do not stopwith Gita. Go to all puranas upanishads vivcekanandas theachi gs etc on mp3 podcast.
    I than u a zillion times for thois innovation.

  51. Viral says:

    Hare Krishna

    I would just like to say I think you are doing a brilliant service and I hope you will record the whole Bhagavad Gita, as I find it very useful and am very Glad and Pleased I came across tonight.

    All glories to Srila Prabhupada

    Hare Krishna

  52. purnima gabhrani says:


    • Ajay Sharma says:

      Dear Krishna Bhakta,

      All the devotees to shrikrishna are honorrable for me. If you are actually dedicated to Lord Krishna please don’t go to scientific side. Remember the conclusion of GEETA that is “TOTAL DEDICATION TOWARDS LORDS KRISHNA”. Remember the Krishna, Smaran the Krishna Feel the Krishna, enjoy the krishna, find the krishna in every creature and search the Krishna in yourself.

      Jai shri krishna krishna krishna krishna krishna krishna……….
      Shri Krishna Hare Krishna

      Ajay Nath

  53. sebastiano says:

    bhagavad gita ki jay srila prabhupada ki jay madhuvisa prabhu ki jay thank you for help me to remember sri krsna you got parampara power i save all yours newsletter keep reading is the best way to think of sri krsna i chant 16 round everyday and read bhagavatam and bg offer my prayer to sri krsna and guru parampara 3 times a day try to become a pure devotee as srila prabhupada want us to do is not easy for me because i m not connect to sri krsna through diksa parampara yet but i got strong faith in the holy name of sri krsna bhagavat he can make me a pure devotee in one second i got this faith that by chanting i get golokera prema dana harinam sankirtana as srila prabhupada say at time of death everything is moving by god will this consciousness is krsna consciousness thats the way i use to remember krsna all the time e never forget him as srila rupa gosvami prabhupada use to say i want be a perfect rupanuga thats my lolyam desire but im still under the 3 guna waiting for the perfection prema pumar artho mahan i believe i get it if i keep chanting and reading the gita all life im getting this lolyam by use the laptop to do guru sadhu sastra sanga and seva thats my sadhana bhakti at home his based on saranagati by follow ekadasi appearance and disapperance of sri krsna and his devotees im try to go in mayapur as soon as sri krsna invite me through my guru to be connect to the guru parampara through diksa jay prabhu all glories to your service and srila prabhupada haribol sebastiano

  54. Leo Marks says:

    Thanks so much for your excellent work in spreading Krsna Consciousness! I enjoy your e-mails–they’re very helpful. I do not have a temple near me, and so I appreciate your conpassionate mentoring. I look forward to hearing more of BG on the podcasts, so I can enjoy the book even when I can’t read it. Thanks again for your very generous service.

  55. christina bandy says:

    I am so pleased with this. I love being able to listen to the Bhagavad gita while waiting for an appointment or in my car. I would want more of these podcasts. I want as many as I can fit on my ipod.
    With love and respect, Chris

  56. Jarle says:

    Pamho,All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    Yes ,this is so wonderfull. I think Krishna let the internet be invented just for the Shastras to be even more available all over the planet now. And for people living in desolated areas can also have the nectar of Srila Prabhupada’s books. Personly I have great joy listenig to the nectar from the first soundclip and at the same time following the text in my own copy. But you must have another edition than the one I have, since there is some slight differences in the text. I have both the 1972 edition and the second edition printed in 1986. Is there really a brand new edition now? Can you tell me a little about that? I will keep downloading all these classes in great excitement.
    Haribol. Jarle

    • Podcast is original 1972 Macmillan edition. There was the Revised and Enlarged edition published in 1983 for the first time which contains over 1000 significant changes from Srila Prabhupada’s original book. I do not know if there is yet another new edition. Maybe. BBT have just published a new edition of Bhagavad Gita and the cover looks completely different but I do not know if the text is different or not. But in any case Prabhupada’s original Gita is back in print and you can get it from

  57. Sebastian says:

    hare Krishna.
    All Glories to our beloved Srila Prabhupada.
    Dear Madhudvisa dasa,thank you for let me know about the I-Pod.(Don’t have one)
    is very Good.
    with Respect. your humble servant well-wisher.

  58. Deepeeka says:

    Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabupada.

    What better way to serve Krsna than to pass the BG As It Is in this maaner.I am blessed to be able to hear it again. Thank you.

    Your humble servant

  59. vitra says:

    Its a great idea. I can play it in the car when driving. Hare Krsna and continue with your great service.

  60. Manikantan says:

    Hare Krishna
    Dear Madhudvisa dasa, Thanks for providing BG As It Is – “HUMAN MANNUL” in this format to modern world. This will be benefited for thousands of knowledge Seekers.. Good work continue your Service…
    Your Servant

  61. SAT NAM says:

    It is very nice to record bhagavad-gita it is much easy to listen in my spear time

    Thank you

  62. Hara Mohan Jena says:

    Hare Krishna!
    Thank you for this spiritual service and mentoring.

  63. Subrato Guha Roy says:


    This is a great idea to do service.I have already started to share with fellow devotees.
    May I also suggest to please stress on the sanskrit diction of the Shlokas with slower pace may be.

    But Its really a great effort.

  64. sophie anne says:

    very sweet
    please speak a bit louder speak a little slower & enunciate a bit better. so one may absorb your elegant attempt and service

  65. Gaudiya Dasa (TKG) says:

    Hare Krishna!

    Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
    Thank you very much for doing this wonderful service.
    I will hear it and introduce to other friends.

  66. Hanuman Vishnu Dasa says:

    Hare Krishna
    Thank you for your Devotional Service in the presentation of this Podcast. It is truly a well prepared and good presentation

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