Should not we read the first two chapters of Bhagavad Gita?
A girl devotee (name hidden) asked like this:
Hare krishna prabhuji , Please accept my sincere regards. Prabhuji, I have heard this from many elder people saying, ones who are married should read bhagvadgita from chapter 3 onwards. Reason being might be, the disputes in family members, or being aggressive for family members when one person does wrong.. but I am not satisfied with this answer nor the logic. Is this true ? People also say not to put krishna and arjuna rath picture in home, to avoid vibrations of the mahabharat yudh.. I deeply love krishna, I see everything related to him as beauty..but this bhagvadgita chapter thing sometimes really bother me, as I’m very straightforward person and like to understand things very clearly and follow the same..please clear my doubt like you always do.
This is not right. Superstitious. Myth.
There are many myths regarding Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharatha and Garuda Purana.
The reason for telling like this is that they believe that the reader will acquire violent nature if they read war related part of Mahabharatha & Bhagavad Gita. They also believe that the reader may face a death in the family if he reads Garuda Purana that speaks about the death and the status of soul after death.
Every letter of Bhagavad Gita is divine.
The first chapter of Bhagavad Gita describes the background in which the Bhagavad Gita is going to be spoken.
Second chapter’s first eleven slokas also gives the background. After which Lord Krishna starts to speak Bhagavad Gita.
Remaining slokas of second chapter describes about the nature of athma and body. Third chapter speaks about Karma yoga.
Why should they advise to neglect to read the background of Bhagavad Gita?
Everyone of us are in the position of Arjuna in many situations in our life. We get many questions based on the body, soul and the way of life. So, we usually are unable to decide how to deal with some situations.
(READ HERE Four Mythological/ Superstitious Questions. Eg: Are Ashtami and Navami thithis inauspicious?)
Arjuna too was in similar situation and he hesitated to fight with his kiths and kins and gurus. He refused to perform his karthavya karma, ie, assigned duty meant for kshatriyas of fighting war with enemies when they are forced to fight a war.
Bhagavad Gita’s first two chapters should be read to understand the actual state and feelings of Arjuna after seeing the battle field and the importance of Gita. Only if we understand the actual feeling of Arjuna in the battle field, we can rightly understand the remaining parts of Bhagavad Gita.
Since Krishna is there in the battle field, the entire description of Bhagavad Gita is divine.
There is no intelligent advice in the sscriptures to avoid the first two chapters of Bhagavad Gita. Same kind of myth exists about Mahabharatha. They say that Mahabharatha should not be read in home as it can create quarrels in the family.
But, the Mahabharatha is about the “Dharma defeating Adharma”. So, when we read Mahabharatha and Bhagavad Gita in home, our home will be blessed with the dharma that is the form of Krishna.
So, read them and feel blessed. I have read Mahabharatha full version of 1 lakh slokas, but, I am loved by almost all my surroundings, and no quarrels are there in my case.
This is the blessing of Krishna through Mahabharatha and Bhagavad Gita.
Every picture and name of Krishna is divine. In the last two slokas of Bhagavad Gita, it is said that wherever there is Krishna and Arjuna, there will be all auspiciousness.
So, keeping the picture of Krishna and Arjuna in rath is also very auspicious.
Please do not give ears for any superstitious advices hereafter.
(Bhagavad Gita bewilders and frustrates me and I fear to read. What to do? READ HERE!)