The language of Bhagavad Gita is Sanskrit as Hindi Lipi was non-existent at that time. Apart from Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit languages were in vogue during that period. Prakrit was the language of Jainism scriptures… and Pali of Buddhist literature. In present times… Bhagavad Gita written in Sanskrit is difficult to understand… assimilate! For convenience of people, Gita press, Gorakhpur, India brought out many additions of Bhagavad Gita in which shlokas verses were primarily in Sanskrit along with English and Hindi transliteration.
I have many copies of number 17 of Bhagavad Gita from Gita press that comprises Bhagavad Gita shlokas verses in Sanskrit along with Hindi transliteration. I have been an ardent fan of Sanskrit since schooldays. I always scored highest numbers in Sanskrit in class so much so that I could easily converse with people in Sanskrit. Sanskrit being my love from the early years in school… for me understanding original gist of Bhagavad Gita is not very difficult.
I am presently undertaking a project of writing commentary on Bhagavad Gita for masses. This commentary on Bhagavad Gita initially would be in English but with passage of time… I shall also produce a commentary on Bhagavad Gita in Hindi. Hindi is my mother tongue… I can converse more easily in Hindi than English. There are many words in Sanskrit… the meaning of which can only be expressed in Hindi.
Many interpretations of Bhagavad Gita are available in market today, that were primarily meant for scholars. But for commoners… masses… it is extremely difficult to decipher teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita through various interpretations… commentaries available in market today. Along with the commentary I shall also be available 24 x 7 to cater to needs of society.
My commentary on Bhagavad Gita would be simple… in easy to understand English. Still, only those who were truthful in life would be able to understand… digest my commentary on Bhagavad Gita! For any clarifications, I shall always be available 24 x 7 absolutely free of all costs to mankind. Because of many queries I receive every single day… I am only able to answer few limited queries. If you have a query… make sure it is simple… clear and straightforward! Queries… answers to which already existed on my various websites are immediately archived without reply.
After going through gist of Bhagavad Gita as detailed in books from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India… I find the original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita given to mankind by Lord Krishna was totally intact. With passage of time… the original text of Bhagavad Gita had not diluted… prime reason why Hinduism is considered spiritual citadel of world. Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism contains truth and only truth. Even if we had no knowledge of Sanskrit… one could easily decipher inner meanings contained in transliterated text.
Many people world over indulged in Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit. In present times this was not necessitated as books available online from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India contained original gist of Bhagavad Gita along with Hindi and English transliteration. Why spend time on learning Sanskrit when one could manage with English or Hindi transliteration. I mean transliteration… not translation! As many human beings… as many different translations of Bhagavad Gita could there be.
Instead of buying a copy of Bhagavad Gita that was interpreted… translated by someone, it is in our interest to buy the original gist of Bhagavad Gita from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India that contained Hindi or English transliteration. Most interpretations of Bhagavad Gita available world over contained impurities. Why? Unless one reached stage of enlightenment… one was not competent to write a commentary on Bhagavad Gita… so says Bhagavad Gita!
The interpretation of Bhagavad Gita by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Ramanuja, Swami Sivananda and Mahatma Gandhi carried no meaning in present times as all these people did not gain enlightenment in their lifetime. Indulging in whimsical interpretations is losing crucial time. We had a limited time span of 70 to 80 years of life. By indulging in original gist of Bhagavad Gita from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India, one could easily understand what Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism was all about.
Most human beings world over tried to follow scriptural texts the ritual way. Gist of Bhagavad Gita could never be understood that way. We had to follow path of jnana yoga (path of absolute wisdom) to understand what Bhagavad Gita was truly all about. The contents of sacred Bhagavad Gita could never be understood via path of religion… path of rituals! Bhagavad Gita primarily dealt with absolutes of life… the world of souls’ atmans, the spirit within!
A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
If we were to fight our neighboring country in present times… we would definitely abandon thoughts of using bows and arrows used in times of battle of Mahabharata. With science taking dominance in present times… our weapons of today have upgraded multiple times. We are in the atomic age… we had nuclear stockpile to fight our neighbors.
The teachings of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit must be interpolated in terms of development of science in present times. We just could not play the rhetoric card… nor could we follow path of rituals to understand teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita. In present times… only those succeeded in understanding Bhagavad Gita… who successfully interpolated scriptural texts in terms of science as it exists today.
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism demands analyzing every aspect of life in terms of absolute truth. It does not matter… to which religion belief or faith one belonged. What mattered most was… whether we were truthful in life always and ever. Gist of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit with English and Hindi transliteration was not difficult to understand… if we were totally truthful in life! If we had the zeal, God Almighty always prompted the correct way.
Even though I can interpret most of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit… still, I prefer the Hindi transliteration as it is my mother tongue. Having understood inner meaning of life… for me to decipher teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita is like ABCD. I have much to give to society but I find no takers in the bargain. In my 50 years of spiritual travail… I have yet to find a person as competent as Swami Vivekananda… the famous disciple saint of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa!
Swami Vivekananda did not gain enlightenment in his lifetime as his goal of life was not gaining self realization… God realization! Had Swami Vivekananda desired gaining enlightenment in his lifetime… he could have easily done so under the able preceptorship of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa… one who realized God in his lifetime. People who were eager to reach stage of enlightenment in present life must become totally truthful before indulging in Bhagavad Gita.
For understanding precepts contained in Bhagavad Gita in totality… our remaining truthful for a period of 12 years in continuation was mandated by God Almighty. Not a single lapse was permitted on path of absolute truthfulness. This is what celibacy as detailed in Bhagavad Gita was all about. Abstention from a physical relationship alone did not tantamount to practice of celibacy. We had to stop flow of negative thoughts to our brain in totality… to understand Bhagavad Gita.