Bhagavad Gita

A book at every door

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Interested in helping us spread some good and positive energy during these stressful times? Looking for something interesting to explore? Inspired by our unusual circumstances, we want to distribute 12,000 of the world’s most ancient book on yoga and meditation, Bhagavad Gita As It Is, around the city, one for as many doorsteps as we can reach. Our hope is to give people a practical tool to navigate these uncertain times, and to provide solace for unsettled minds in the midst of stress, anxiety and fear. 

In a world enduring the enforcement of “social distancing,” we need a deep, genuine, human connection now more than ever. For that endeavor, please help us to share this book with others! 

ONE FOR YOU

& ONE FOR ME


$ 15

Sponsor a book for yourself, and one for someone else! Along with your address, if you have a specific person you would like us to ship the book to, then please also provide their full name and address. *Shipping available anywhere in the U.S.

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A BOOK FOR THE

NEIGHBORS


$ 108

Sponsor a box of 24 books to share with a Philadelphia neighborhood! Our dedicated team of volunteers will make sure each book reaches someone in need.

A BOOK FOR THE

NEIGHBORS


$ 54

Sponsor half a box of books to share with a Philadelphia neighborhood! Our dedicated team of volunteers will make sure each book reaches someone in need.

 

A BOOK FOR 

EVERYONE


$ 1000

Sponsor 10 boxes (240 books!) to share with the different Philadelphia communities! Our dedicated team of volunteers will make sure each book reaches someone in need.

Mantra Lounge Virtual Book Club!

 

What do to with all these books? Your generous sponsorship entitles you to join our weekly virtual book club, where a deeper study of the text is available within a supportive and engaging community. Become part of the vibrant Mantra Lounge community and begin your journey of self-discovery and growth. Email bhaktiphilly@gmail.com for more information!

About the Bhagavad Gita:

The Bhagavad Gita As It is the quintessential Vedic text delineating the science and application of yoga and meditation. Eternal wisdom passed down since time immemorial, it provides practical guidance on how to execute the process of self-realization regardless of the external circumstances we find ourselves in. In a world of increasing complexity, this text offers a sustainable alternative – access to a comprehensive spiritual reality, based on complete knowledge of the self and the Supreme Self, Krishna. 

Written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Bhagavad-Gita As It Is is the most authoritative English translation of the text. For those seeking spiritual wisdom, a solution to the world’s woes, or an answer to life’s most difficult questions – Who am I? Why am I here? Why is there suffering? Is this life all there is? – this book is a must-read. 

Well-Known Readers of the Bhagavad Gita

“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.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial.”

~Henry David Thoreau

“I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I’ve started reading the Bhagavad Gita…I’m loving it.”

~Will Smith

Yoga & Meditation Care Packages

We know this time of the COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful for people – uncertainty, fear, and the difficulties of being on “lockdown” are, for many, taking a toll. While we used to go out and connect with others in-person, we are no longer able to physically meet with you all – so we have come up with an alternative idea. We are sharing Meditation & Yoga care packages, sent straight to your door with lots of love. The word “yoga” literally means “to connect” in Sanskrit, so these packages are a way for us to connect with you in a way that facilitates growth and connection during this difficult time. We have a variety of packages, so please reach out to us for more details and a customized package!
Our general care packages are:
Yoga Discovery Package: $20
Mantra Meditation Kit: $20
Beginning Your Spiritual Journey Package: $50
Complete Vedic Library: $100

YOGA DISCOVERY PACKAGE


$ 20

This package includes a copy of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, a copy of the Sri Isopanisad, as well as the Perfection of Yoga. Both the Bhagavad-gita and the Sri Isopanisad are ancient yoga texts, and contain the original Sanskrit verses, English transliterations and translations, and commentary by world-renowned monk A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The Perfection of Yoga is a smaller guidebook on the true meaning of “yoga” and how to apply it in our everyday lives! This package is essential for the aspiring yogi – providing a solid foundation in the philosophy and application of yoga knowledge.

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MANTRA MEDITATION KIT


$ 20

Start or deepen your journey in mantra meditation! This package includes a copy of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chant and Be Happy, and your very own set of meditation Japa beads. The Bhagavad-gita is the quintessential text on yoga and meditation, and Chant and Be Happy takes you through the journey of the famous Beatles, who explored this method of meditation in depth. It also contains instructions on how to execute your own daily mantra meditation practice. Through these books and your beads, you will have all the tools necessary to begin a daily practice of meditation.

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BEGINNING YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY


$ 50

Start your spiritual journey with a collection of books that answer all your questions about spiritual life and how to engineer your life in such way that you make tangible advancement toward your goal. This package includes a copy of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, the Sri Isopanisad, and the Krishna Book, all of which give us knowledge of the Absolute Truth, diving deeply into the philosophy of yoga and meditation. Along with these books, you will receive Hiding in Unnatural Happiness, the Science of Self Realization, and Chant and Be Happy, which help us to apply this timeless knowledge to our contemporary lives. As a bonus, you will receive Higher Taste, a cookbook that makes vegetarian cooking easy and fun! This package is perfect for one who wants to know how to “walk the talk” of spirituality.

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COMPLETE VEDIC LIBRARY


$ 100

For the serious student of transcendental knowledge, we are offering a complete Vedic library with all the texts you need to delve deeply into spiritual life. This package includes hardback copies of the Bhagavad-gita As It Is and the Science of Self Realization as well as all the other books offered in the “Beginning your Spiritual Journey Package.” In addition, this package comes with other books such as Searching for Vedic India, the first part of Srimad Bhagavatam (the postgraduate study to the Bhagavad-gita), and the Journey of Self Discovery. It also includes Perfection of Yoga, Perfect Questions Perfect Answers, Light of the Bhagavat, and Bhakti-yoga: The Art of Eternal Love. This package will change your life – and bring great spiritual energy, fortune, and happiness into your home.

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