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SPIRIT OF BHAGAVAD GITA

The spirit of Bhagavad-gita is mentioned in Bhagavad-gita itself. It is just like this: If we want to take a particular medicine, then we have to follow the directions written on the label. We cannot take the medicine according to our own whim or the direction of a friend. It must be taken according to the directions on the label or the directions given by a physician. Similarly, Bhagavad-gita should be taken or accepted as it is directed by the speaker Himself.

The speaker of Bhagavad-gita is Lord Sri Krishna. He is mentioned on every page of Bhagavad-gita as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavan. Of course the word bhagavan sometimes refers to any powerful person or any powerful demigod, and certainly here bhagavan designates Lord Sri Krishna as a great personality, but at the same time we should know that Lord Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Therefore we should take Bhagavad-gita as it is directed by the Personality of Godhead Himself.

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PRABHUPADA SPEAKS ABOUT..

'SPIRITUALITY AND FAMILY ATMOSPHERE'

In the Bhagavad-gitä it is stated that those who attempt but do not complete the path of approaching God—in other words, those who have failed to achieve complete success in Krishna consciousness—are given the chance to appear in the families of the spiritually advanced or in financially well-to-do mercantile families. If the unsuccessful spiritual aspirants are offered such chances of noble parentage, what of those who have actually attained the required success? Therefore an attempt to go back to Godhead, even if half finished, guarantees a good birth in the next life.

Both the spiritual and the financially well-to-do families are beneficial for spiritual progress because in both families one can get a good chance to make further progress from the point where he stopped in his previous birth. In spiritual realization the atmosphere generated by a good family is favorable for the cultivation of spiritual knowledge. The Bhagavad-gitä reminds such fortunate well-born persons that their good fortune is due to their past devotional activities. Unfortunately, the children of these families do not consult the Bhagavad-gitä, being misguided by mäyä (illusion).

Birth in a well-to-do family solves the problem of having to find sufficient food from the beginning of life, and later a comparatively easier and more comfortable way of life can be led. Being so situated, one has a good chance to make progress in spiritual realization, unless misguided by maya.

- from Science of Self Realization

Prabhupada Dasa
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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF LIFE?

Real purpose should be 'how to get out of the spell of material nature'. That is real purpose.

Srimad-Bhagavatam 3.26.6 -- Bombay, December 18, 1974

The real purpose of life is to go back home, back to Godhead.
SB 4.29.47

Ultimate goal of life, namely, liberation from the material struggle for existence.
SB 7.2.10

WHAT IS THE REAL
PURPOSE OF RELIGION?


To evoke "I must give up my attachment for this body & I must develop my spiritual needs." That is the purpose of religion
SB 1.2.7



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