Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 09, Text 02
We may sometimes wonder: “Are the statements in the Bhagavad-gita about God’s existence and benevolence to be accepted on faith alone? Isn’t there any way to confirm them?”
There is indeed; confirmation comes by conformation, asserts Gita wisdom.
The Bhagavad-gita (9.2) states that its message is
pratyakshavagamam, directly perceivable by one’s own experience. Thus the Gita’s approach in presenting its wisdom is bold and beckoning; it invites and challenges us to try out its teachings by expanding our consciousness from matter to spirit and thereby experience the higher realities it talks about.
Gita wisdom asserts that there is more to reality than the material realm that we presently perceive and pursue. To access this higher spiritual realm of reality, we need to awaken our dormant spiritual faculty, our capacity to perceive the spiritual realm. As souls, this spiritual faculty is intrinsic to us, but it has been lulled to sleep by protracted disuse. This atrophy has been caused by our prolonged fascination with material pleasures and our resultant fixation in material reality.