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One should read Bhagavad Gita very scrutinizingly (Chapter 1 Text 1)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra


                                           


                                                                  TEXT 1

      Bhagavad-Gita Sanskrit Shaloka [Chapter: 1 - Verse 1]

                                                           dhrtarastra uvaca
                                                    dharma-ksetre kuru-ksetre
                                                        samaveta yuyutsavah
                                                   mamakah pandavas caiva
                                                        kim akurvata sanjaya
       
      SYNONYMS

      dhrtarastrah--King Dhrtarastra; uvaca--said; dharma-ksetre--in the place of pilgrimage; kuru-ksetre--in the place named Kuruksetra; samavetah--assembled; yuyutsavah--desiring to fight; mamakah--my party (sons); pandavah--the sons of Pandu; ca--and; eva--certainly; kim--what; akurvata--did they do; sanjaya--O Sanjaya.

      TRANSLATION

      Dhrtarastra said: O Sanjaya, after assembling in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, what did my sons and the sons of Pandu do, being desirous to fight?

      PURPORT


      Bhagavad Gita is the widely read theistic science summarized in the Gita-mahatmya (Glorification of the Gita). There it says that one should read Bhagavad Gita very scrutinizingly with the help of a person who is a devotee of Sri Krsna and try to understand it without personally motivated interpretations. The example of clear understanding is there in the Bhagavad Gita itself, in the way the teaching is understood by Arjuna, who heard the Gita directly from the Lord. If someone is fortunate enough to understand Bhagavad Gita in that line of disciplic succession, without motivated interpretation, then he surpasses all studies of Vedic wisdom, and all scriptures of the world. One will find in the Bhagavad Gita all that is contained in other scriptures, but the reader will also find things which are not to
      be found elsewhere. That is the specific standard of the Gita. It is the perfect theistic science because it is directly spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krsna.

                                                                                                .............to be continued.
         Source:Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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