When one is taking care of one's health, it is required that along with medicines one should also not eat forbidden food in order to render the medicines effective. Similarly unless one renounces one's desire for the world, whatever one does in the Path of Karma and Path of Jnana, these practices shall not be the least effective.
Most important in the path of Karma Yoga or even Jnana Yoga is the act of renunciation. There are do's and don'ts for the success of any process. If the do's of the path of action and path of knowledge have to work , it is necessary that the don'ts have to be followed. In the path of Yoga, renunciation is the basis on which the whole system of Yoga shall be rendered effective.
If a person wills to progress spiritually, avoiding the Gita is not an option. The first thread of spirituality lies hidden in the methodology of work and action. If there were no activities or actions, life were not possible. The Gita reveals the secrets of the spiritual dimension through work. It is a handbook treatise on how one can be released from the compulsions of activity. The Gita is in fact the very initial steps towards spirituality.
Understanding the Gita through the books is not the same as having an experiential understanding of Gita. it is important to have intrinsic understanding of the Gita. Brahman is that factor which is life in the Within and in the Without. The Gita gives one a perspective and insight into Brahman.
Understanding the Gita, is a primary step towards a life of spirituality. The Gita is perhaps the only document that clearly dilineates the philosophy behind thought, what drives our actions and what one musts do, if one is to relieve himself from the clutches of a bound life. The Gita is an invitation to freedom.
Understanding the Gita, is an important understaking. The Gita is not a casual document, but represents the epitome, the culmination of all Worldly wisdom. Only a person who has discovered through personal experience that the world is not worth enjoying, shall develop a deep interest in this document. understanding the Path of Action and then the Path of Knowledge are the fundamental knowledge pillars of the Gita.
It is important to understand that the Gita is the mirror which reflects our very nature, the Truth of all that is. Without Gita, the living entities of Kaliyuga shall long wallow in the dirt-mire of consumerism and materialistic living. The Gita is the voice of conscience. It is the bugle that can wake up the giant within us. It is high time that we rise and listen to the song of the soul, the Gita.
The Gita is a scripture that every follower of Sanatana Dharma swears by. It is the summum bonum of creation and divine edict. It is the originator of all philosophies of the world. Life itself is a mere reflection of this great scripture. To seek the Gita, is to become capable of solving the mystery of life.