The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is a manual for living, a book of direct experience. It provides in structure on how to live a productive life, attaining fulfillment here and now. Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda breathed, lived and talked Bhagavad Gita throughout His life. He carried the message of the Gita to kindle the knowledge of the Self in millions worldwide! And, for that reason, the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the heart of Chinmaya Mission.

Why Chant Gita?

Chant, Learn & Live Gita is the powerful instruction given by our Pujya Gurudev to enable us to live noble and inspired lives. From the recitation of the Bhagavad Gita arises the desire to know it's meaning. Thence arises the Knowledge (of the Self). From this Knowledge arises fulfillment. The study of the Gita is thus the key to opening the vast treasure of God’s love for us. It starts with chanting, then study, and over time, assimilating (embracing) that same love wholeheartedly and completely.
Gita Chanting allows one to begin this journey here and now, and open themselves to the embrace of the infinite love.

Gita Chanting Competition (GCC)

The annual Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition (GCC) serves as a vehicle for inspiring and motivating children and adults to learn, memorize and assimilate the sacred verses of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. In keeping with Pujya Gurudev's vision and mission, GCC helps sow the seed of Gita Jnana in every Chinmaya Mission member. Through chanting and comprehension, we become more and more aware of the Knowledge of the Self and the true purpose of our life.

Chapter 4 - Jñāna Karma Sannyāsa Yoga (The Yoga of Renunciation of Action in Knowledge)

This year, the fourth chapter: Jñāna Karma Sannyāsa Yoga – The Yoga of Renunciation of Action in Knowledge, has been selected for all of us to learn to chant.

Nothing in this world is more sacred or more potent than the Knowledge of the Self - it is the key to happiness, success and prosperity.

The fourth chapter of the Bhavagad Gita, the Yoga of Renunciation of Action in Knowledge, is an extension of the ideas propounded in the previous chapter on the Yoga of Action. It dwells on the technique of self-perfection, on the nature of action, as well as inaction, and establishes the supremacy of Knowledge.

It concludes with Shri Krishna stating the necessary qualities for acquiring this knowledge of the Self and urging us to 'Arise, O Bharata!' to achieve our true potential.

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