Respected Sir ,

         i wanted to ask which commentary on the bhagavad gita should i read or which is in most accordance of the interpretation held by you.
         In my college bhaktivedanta club professor is organising a lecture on introduction to bhagvad gita and there we have been given a copy of bhagavad gita as it is written by hdg ac bhaktivedanta swami srila prabhupada . I may also check the libraray to search a commentry by paramhamsa yoganada.

         Also i wanted to know whether reading books by swami vivekanada , paramhamsa yoganada and bhativedanta swami simulataneously or one after the other may lead to confusion if so then whom should i read first.

Go through the books authored by Swami Vivekananda & Paramahansa Yogananda in that order. Absorb the essence (not the literal meaning) by in-depth contemplation on the read matter and apply such knowledge in real life situations.

The Bhagavad-Gita is one of the most practical books on Yoga. He who understands it rightly and applies the same is assured of progress.

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(That Supreme being is the absolute truth)  


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