Srila Prabhupda on Chanting and Reading the Bhagavad-gita

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 It Is. This book should be read by all of my students at least one chapter per day, and in kirtana class it should be discussed sloka after sloka. Practically, we have tried to explain in this book all of the basic principles of Krishna Consciousness. If you can simply cram Bhagavad-gita then 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 Deity are listed] one must read at least one chapter of Bhagavad-gita. This is confirmed in the Skanda-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 Krsna 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 become perfectly happy.” (SP conversation May, 12, 1969)

“Anywhere Bhagavad-gita is chanted, that place becomes a tirtha [a holy place].” (SP quoted in 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)

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