Jagannatha-Tempel Berlin

Gita Jayanti


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Dear congregation,

Let us celebrate the auspicious day when Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna on the battle field of Kurukshetra. Let us spread the mercy by distributing the “Bhagavad-gita As It Is” to everyone.

The Bhagavad-gita presents timeless answers to perennial questions, offering an opportunity to upgrade our life on every conceivable level. Ancient wisdom, eternally relevant.

Here is how you can support the Bhagavad-gita distribution efforts on the occasion of Gita Jayanti:

📖 You can distribute Bhagavad-gitas yourself.
📖 You can donate money for Bhagavad-gitas, and we will distribute them to people who are eagerly awaiting their first own Bhagavad-gita.

✨ The Bhagavad-gitas that are bought for this campaign will have special prices, you can also finance (distribute or donate) Bhagavad-gitas in bulk with even more special prices:

📚 Package 1:   16 €   (2 Gitas)
📚 Package 2:   32 €   (5 Gitas)
📚 Package 3:   54 €   (9 Gitas)
📚 Package 4: 108 €   (17 Gitas)

Contact us and get started today!
💬📱 +49 176 85023374
📧 info@tempelberlin.de

About the Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Arjuna began asking questions he had never raised before. These were the ‘big’ questions, inquiries pertaining to the happiness we all so much seek. These are the questions which linger deep within us all, but remain unaddressed in most people’s lifetime. A penetrating conversation with Krishna ensued, gems of invaluable wisdom surfaced, and the Bhagavad-Gita (‘the song of God’) was born.

The Gita was spoken to comfort, coach and convince Arjuna in his moment of weakness.

Krishna’s purpose, however, was much broader. On our own ‘battlefield of life’ we’ll all encounter moments of confusion which prompt us to venture beyond the routine treadmill of life.

The Bhagavad-gita Encompasses Five Major Topics*

1. Who Am I? Soul (atma)

Our physical body is nothing more than a costume. We are spirit souls; the consciousness which animates the body. This life is merely one chapter of a much longer story.

2. Where am I? Material World (prakrti)

The world is a cosmic university, wired to make us think – “Is there a deeper meaning to life?” Here we come to experience and enjoy life through material pursuits.

3. What am I doing here? Activities (karma)

The law of action and reaction is nature’s way to educate and evolve us. Good actions are rewarded, bad actions are punished and spiritual actions bring real happiness and ultimate freedom.

4. How long am I here? Time (kala)

Our life, the universe and everything around us moves according to the wheel of time. Time brings death – an uncomfortable reality. We naturally seek eternity, since our real self is spiritual.

5. Is there something beyond? God (isvara)

Our ‘human journey’ is an opportunity to reawaken our eternal relationship with God and return to the spiritual world, where every step is a dance and every word a song. Krishna explains how to do this through yoga, which literally means ‘to link.’

The Topics of the Bhagavad-gita In Conclusion

As souls living in the material world, we are performing activities within the jurisdiction of time, though we actually belong in the spiritual world with God.

“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”
– Mohandas K. Gandhi

We would be more than happy, if you would become a part of this wonderful event and help us make many, many people happy and bring some light into the dark.

Your servants from the Jagannath-Temple

*Sources: Gita Life and Gita 3 by Sutapa Das

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