Bhagavad-gītā as it is: with original Sanskrit text, Roman by A. C. (1896-1977) Bhaktivedanta Swami

By A. C. (1896-1977) Bhaktivedanta Swami

The Bhagavad Gita, sometimes called easily the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that's a part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 25 - forty two of the sixth booklet of Mahabharata).

The Gita is decided in a story framework of a discussion among Pandava prince Arjuna and his consultant and charioteer Lord Krishna.
Facing the obligation as a warrior to struggle the Dharma Yudhha or righteous conflict among Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is counselled through Lord Krishna to "fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) responsibility as a warrior and determine Dharma."
Inserted during this attract kshatriya dharma (chivalry) is "a discussion ... among diverging attitudes relating equipment towards the attainment of liberation (moksha)".
The Bhagavad Gita used to be uncovered to the realm via Sanjaya, who senses and cognises the entire occasions of the battlefield. Sanjaya is Dhritarashtra's consultant and likewise his charioteer.

The Bhagavad Gita provides a synthesis of the concept that of Dharma, theistic bhakti, the yogic beliefs of moksha via jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga (spoken of within the sixth bankruptcy) and Samkhya philosophy.

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The wise men, the great sages and pure devotees, are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gitii. In this present day, man is very eager to have one scripture, one God, one religion, and one occupation. So let there be one common scripture for the whole world-Bhagavad-gitii. And let there be one God only for the whole world-Sri Kr��a. And one mantra only-Hare Krwa, Hare Kfwa, Kr�va Kr�va, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. And let there be one work only-the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Of course there is no difference between the mouth and the feet of the Supreme Lord, but in our position we can appreciate that the Bhagavad-gitii is even more important than the Ganges. The Bhagavad-gitii is just like a cow, and Lord Kr��a, who is a cowherd boy, is milking this cow. The milk is the essence of the Vedas, and Arjuna is just like a calf. The wise men, the great sages and pure devotees, are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gitii. In this present day, man is very eager to have one scripture, one God, one religion, and one occupation.

He knew very well that his sons were equally blind in the matter of religion, and he was sure that they could never reach an under­ standing with the Pa�u;lavas, who were all pious since birth. Still he was doubtful about the influence of the place of pilgrimage, and Saiijaya could understand his motive in asking about the situation on the battlefield. He wanted, therefore, to encourage the despondent King, and thus he warned him that his sons were not going to make any sort of compromise under the influence of the holy place.

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