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How Bhagavad-gita Came into My Life

Posted November 18, 2003

In Bhagavad-gita 10.35, Krsna states "Of months I am Margasirsa (Nov-Dec)." Not only is this time of year appreciated as the harvest season, but also some traditions recognize the November-December season as a time auspicious for religious and philosophical thought and discussion. Thus the season is auspicious in many ways.

In addition, this year December 4, Moksada Ekadasi, is also observed as the anniversary of the day on which Lord Krsna spoke the Bhagavad-gita.

The editorial team at Chakra seeks to encourage Vaisnavas from many different paths, but sometimes that is not easy. A leader whom one group regards as a divine saint may be regarded as a pariah by another group. A devotee regarded as an upstart by one group may be seen as a visionary and inclusive preacher by another group. And so on.

But one thing which unites all Vaisnavas is the worship of Lord Krsna as the Supreme Personalilty of Godhead and appreciation of Bhagavad-gita as a unique source of spiritual guidance. In appreciation of this fact, Chakra invites all who are interested to submit a short article on how the Bhagavad-gita came into your life and what it meant to you.

We'll review the submissions and post the best ones before December 4. Please share your experience with our readers!