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World Gita Day Wrap Up


This yr the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, organized their second annual  World Gita Day celebration on the 18th and nineteenth of December. The purpose of World Gita Day was to make the data of the Gita extra accessible, to herald folks from everywhere in the world who recognize the Bhagavad Gita collectively.

World Gita Day is a part of the Live to Give marketing campaign that the BBT organizes yearly all over the world as a One World Team working collectively. 

The international broadcast featured performances from many areas together with Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Japan, India, North America, Latin America, Africa, Russia, and Europe. Each phase showcased the affect of the Bhagavad Gita in several areas by numerous shows together with dramas, movies, songs, cultural dances, kids’s performances, and talks by senior devotees.

Devamadhava Das stated, “The world wants one scripture and that scripture is Bhagavad Gita.” The program continued as Vaisesika Dasa shared “We are celebrating the truth that there’s info in a simple and comprehensible format. We discover whoever reads the Gita, loves the Gita. The solely downside is that not everybody is available in contact with it. So World Gita Day is the day to unite folks everywhere in the world to like the Gita. We are inviting folks from in all places, each group who recognize the Bhagavad Gita.”

Devamrita Swami spoke from Australia. “The ebook means that you can see your self in clear mild after which you may proceed to behave with the best intelligence.” Bhakta Das from Melbourne took the viewers over to an artwork exhibition primarily based on the Bhagavad Gita. 

The subsequent nation on the board was Japan. Radhika Raman Das from Tokyo stated, “When I’m in some type of issue, I all the time come again to the Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita is de facto the whole science of devotional service.  Sumadhuri Lia Devi Dasi from Thailand started saying, “Although it’s a Buddhist nation,  there’s a lot of Vedic roots to it. The roads there are named after Lord Rama, Lord Vishnu.”

As they moved to India, numerous esteemed Vaishnavas like Bhakti Raghav Swami, Jayapataka Swami, and Gopal Krishna Goswami shared their realizations.  Bhakti Raghav Swami talked about how Bhagavad Gita is the principle ebook that has introduced and continues to deliver so many individuals to Krishna consciousness. Basu Ghosh Das stated, “See, our purpose is to distribute Gita however we’ve to learn the Gita and be taught the message of the Gita.”

Jayapataka Swami shared, “Actually Lord Chaitanya, He gave three directions, bolo Krishna, bhojo Krishna, koro Krishna siksha. Prabhupada defined this Bhagavad Gita is Krishna siksha. I informed Srila Prabhupada, is that this not the start ebook? He stated you should examine Bhagavad Gita to evangelise.” Lokanath Swami stated,  “Gita is Krishna. Bhagavad Gita is non-different from the Lord.” 

Day two started with Russia the place the Ranga sisters defined how the Bhagavad Gita isn’t just for India however for the entire world, the message is common. Srivasa Das from Africa stated how Lord Krishna spoke this Bhagavad Gita to His buddy Arjuna, however it’s meant for the upliftment of humanity. 

Divya Nama Dasa from Europe narrated a stupendous story, “Sutapa Prabhu (sankirtan devotee), was as soon as listening to a lecture of Tamal Krishna Goswami and Maharaj was repeatedly emphasizing how one ought to want one-pointed consideration serve the directions of the non secular grasp. Later when he went out for ebook distribution, a gentleman got here as much as him and stated that he had learn the entire Bhagavad Gita. When Sutapa Prabhu requested him what his favourite verse was, he stated, “Eke ha kuru nandanah”. Thereby they realized how they need to give up their lives for spreading the data of the Bhagavad Gita.

Prema Rupa Madhava Das talked about how 100 devotees attended this system in Spanish, an excellent first-time achievement for this program. Judy from China talked about how she has been looking for absolutely the reality and finding out numerous Buddhist scriptures her complete life, however this ebook (Bhagavad Gita) actually has the reply to every part.  Ananda Murti Das from North America talked about how the Bhagavad Gita opened up the non-public realization of the Absolute Truth.

The international organizing crew labored arduous for months main as much as curate the assorted performances – every with its personal taste. Team Africa put up a thematic presentation on the Bhagavad Gita that includes animations and reflections on the assorted chapters of the Bhagavad Gita, whereas Russia showcased the myriad of people that have been influenced by the Bhagavad Gita.  Team New Zealand provided a Free Gita Course to the viewers who could also be – Free Gita and course.

 

World Gita Day – Day 2 – Russia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America!

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After the 2 days of applications, the occasion ended with a brief and provoking speech from Vaisesika Dasa. Saying “we’ve the purpose, and that’s to deliver the Bhagavad Gita to each continent, to each tradition, and society in each language, and we’re beginning to do this now. Srila Prabhupada put that into movement, he introduced the Bhagavad Gita As It Is, a very powerful ebook on the planet. And now we’re having it translated. And we’ve obtained numerous providers to do collectively.  We’re simply getting began. And we’re feeling our energy as one united crew everywhere in the world. We’ll be printing increasingly more Bhagavad Gita. It will likely be asking increasingly more folks to take part, and extra folks will come to Krishna consciousness from studying Bhagavad Gita As It Is, so let’s sit up for 2022 and we are able to begin planning straight away for increasing the work that we’ve achieved to this point.”

The true success of this occasion lay in connecting the worldwide crew of devotees in sharing the message of the Gita far and broad. The crew spirit, cooperation, and dedication of coming collectively for an excellent trigger was palpable and everybody felt enthused to return and develop on this international celebration subsequent yr. Let’s continue to grow!

 

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