The following is a compilation of inmate’s quotes about their experience reading Bhagavad Gita As It Is:
One can attain happiness and peace by surrendering unto Krishna and six promises of Lord Krishna: In verse 2.66 it is stated that ‘One who is not connected with the Supreme (in Krishna Consciousness) can have neither intelligence nor a steady mind, without which there is no possibility of peace and how can there be any happiness without peace.’
I am very impressed with the Bhagavad Gita because it has answered my questions, and if I want to read about something in particular I will look in the general index and it will take me to what I want to read about. I have learned from the Gita that we are not this body and we are spirit soul (Bg. 2.2).
The six promises of Lord Krishna are: (1) Therefore Arjuna you should always think of me -(Bg. 8.7). (2) Engage your mind always in thinking of Me -(Bg 9.34). (3) To those who are constantly devoted to Me -(Bg. 10.10). (4) My dear Arjuna, he who engages in my pure devotional service -(Bg. 11.55). (5) Just fix your mind on Me the Supreme Personality of Godhead -(Bg. 12.8). (6) Always think of Me become My devotee- (Bg. 18.65) (Gordon Shaw, he is very seriously practicing Krishna Consciousness, Salem OR)
What is contained in Bhagavad Gita is stated in Bible: By reading Gita and studying Prabhupada’s books I gain wisdom and knowledge of God. Krishna says in the Gita verse 9.34 that engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances unto Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me. The same is true in the Bible, Love your God with all your heart, mind, strength and soul’.
Constantly my mind is completely absorbed in God. One should engage his/her mind on the eternal form of Lord Krishna (God), with conviction in his/her heart that Krishna (God) is Supreme, he/she engage themselves in worship. (James Spark, Carson City Nevada)
Everything is there in the Gita: The first copy of Bhagavad Gita As It Is was sent to me by Tirtha Dasa. I was amazed by looking at the cover, pictures and pages. I began reading it with no understanding and no attention. When I got to the last page, I placed Gita in a box filled with old books; which contained the books I have read a long time ago. One day in spiritual crisis, I opened the box, looking for something though unsure what I was looking for. There laid Gita, I picked it up and began reading. Again I didn’t understand a thing that I read but this time something was different. I felt something different. I felt calm when reading from this book; I felt that this book contained the answers which I needed.
If I am right about anything in my life it is this that Gita contains all the answers I need in life. Though still I don’t understand much of what I read in Bhagavad Gita As It Is, I know that I am looking in right direction; I must continue to read Gita and study it daily. (Mark Myers, Huntsville, WV. He is very seriously practicing Krishna Consciousness)