The Gita Dhyana Shlokas or The Meditation Verses on the Gita were composed some centuries ago. They comprise nine verses. Some say the piece was written by Madhusudana Saraswati while others attribute it to Shridhara Swami.

The Gita Dhyana Shlokas form an invocation to the Bhagavad Gita. Every line in each of these verses is flowing with devotion and respect for the Gita, its author Vyasa, and Krsna, the guru in the Gita. Throughout the verses there is an intellectual appeal as well as devotional inspiration. This convergence of the mind (colloquially called heart) and intellect (commonly referred to as head) is necessary for knowledge to transform into wisdom. Mere knowledge is simply a burden on those who do not feel for the subject. Understanding of the scriptures must be accompanied by devout feelings that act as a lubricant while trying to penetrate into subtle, unknown realms.