The Bhagavad Gita is full of wisdom, like many great spiritual books that exist in our time. From the perspective of a Krsna Bhakta, it can suffice as all one needs. Many of us come from a Krsna Conscious background, so it could be assumed that this is the only book and philosophy to answer our curiosity and questions on Faith, God and all things considered spiritual.
I see different religions and spiritual practices, (Krsna Consciousness included) as large straws that we carry with us to view the large bountiful sky above us. As children, our parents hand us our first straw to view the vast sky above. While looking through our viewing straw, we see a part of the sky, perhaps part of a cloud and maybe a piece of the sun. As we get older, go to school, meet new friends, learn of other cultures, we learn of different straws that exist to look at the sky with. We try them out; we find new ones that give perhaps a larger view of the sky, or a better view of the sun. We then learn of elders and authorities who warn us of looking through different straws, that their straws are the only sanctioned bonafide straws to look through, they warn that some are fake straws with discolored lenses on the other end, some are too small and incomplete while others have kaleidoscope glass ends which distort the sky.
One day, you learn to put your viewing straw down without guilt from the promises made that you would look at the sky only through the one true straw. You look at the sky nakedly. You become surprised to learn that all you need to do in order to see the sky is use your own eyes and marvel at the unfolding experience. Every day, the sky gets more luminous and uncovers more of its mysteries. You even learn about when the sun appears and safe ways to look at it without becoming blind. The different straws still exist to look through in order to learn about certain aspects of the sky from the perspective of the cultural straw masters who made it, but you realize that you are no longer bound by any one straw.
If the view from every straw becomes a belief, we can learn to handle them skillfully or even put them down. We can try new straws to view the sky from, while comparing the views that we have seen from different straws versus what we see with the naked eye. In this way, we may not get entangled in our beliefs but will see them for the mental constructs that they are. When we claim our right to question everything, including our beliefs, we can unhook from our dependence on what is familiar and let in the fresh heartfelt quality of faith that is inherently inside each of us unfold. Itís our birthright to choose and change our views of the sky while trying to find out how we can see it more clearly and fully, as it is.