Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita

iti te jnanam akhyatam guhyad guhyataram maya
vimrsyaitad asesena yathecchasi tatha kuru

Thus I have explained to you knowledge still more confidential. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do.

Bhagavad-gita 18.63

The Bhagavad-gita is a book of choices so Krishna gives Arjuna the opportunity to exercise the use of his free will. Arjuna can choose to do as Krishna has advised or he can keep to his own designs. Arjuna’s reply to Krishna is as follows:

nasto mohah smrtir labdha tvat-prasadan mayacyuta
sthito ‘smi gata-sandehah karisye vacanam tava

Arjuna said: My dear Krsna, O infallible one, my illusion is now gone. I have regained my memory by Your mercy. I am now firm and free from doubt and am prepared to act according to Your instructions.  Bg 18.73

The proper understanding of Bhagavad-gita means that we come to adopt the same position as Arjuna, that we agree to do as Krishna has instructed.

The Bhagavad-gita is not simply a philosophical treatise, but rather
a call to action. Anyone can experience the inner joy of Krishna
Consciousness. However, this is only possible when we practically
implement Krishna’s teachings and spiritualise different aspects of
our lifestyle. By incorporating four timeless spiritual practices into our daily routine we can become peaceful, happy and self-realised.

As the old saying goes: It’s as simple as A.B.C.D.

A – Association

B – Books

C – Chanting

D – Diet