Here are a few things that Srila Prabhupada said about chanting and reading Bhagavad-gita:Srila Prabhupada: “I thank you so much for having nicely appreciated the Bhagavad-gita As ItIs. This book should be read by all of my students at least one chapter per day, and in kirtanaclass it should be discussed sloka after sloka. Practically, we have tried to explain in this bookall of the basic principles of Krishna Consciousness. If you can simply cram Bhagavad-gitathen you will surely become a very good preacher.” (SP Letter Jan. 3, 1969)“If one commits any of the above offenses, [offences to be avoided while worshiping the Deityare listed] one must read at least one chapter of Bhagavad-gita. This is confirmed in theSkanda-Purana, Avanti-khanda.” (SB 7.5.23 Purport)“Please try to read this Bhagavad-gita As It Is. It is science of God. You will understand… You will realize. And chant this Hare Krsna mantra. This Hare Krishna mantra will cleanse your heart. And after cleansing your heart, if you read one chapter of Bhagavad-gita, you will understand gradually what is God, what you are, what is your relationship with God. And when you understand all these things and you develop your love of God, you becomeperfectly happy.” (SP conversation May, 12, 1969)“Anywhere Bhagavad-gita is chanted, that place becomes a tirtha [a holy place].” (SP quotedin Lilamrta)“When you study very carefully all of the literatures which are available, especially Bhagavadgita As It Is, you will have in your grasp answers to all questions that may be put to you. Please encourage the others to read this Bhagavad-gita at least one chapter every day.”(Letter to Upendra, January 6, 1969)Tips:1. By reciting the same chapter of Bhagavad Gita you’ll become familiar with the slokas and will remember them. This helps to develop a taste for chanting.2. Record your chanting and listen to it at other times during the day.4. Get others to join CHAD with you and chant your daily chapters together.5. If you miss a day, simply continue the next day with a determined vow.“This Gitopanisad, Bhagavad-gita, the essence of all the Upanisads, is just like a cow, andLord Krsna, who is famous as a cowherd boy, is milking this cow. Arjuna is just like a calf,and learned scholars and pure devotees are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gita.”(Gita-mahatmya 6)
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