The Bhagavad-Gita

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

The Bhagavad-Gita contains the essence of Indian teaching about the duties of life as well as spiritual obligations.

It emphasizes on the importance of knowledge, charity, penance and worship.

It is referred as the song of the divine one, the Krishna. Commonly called as the Gita, it is mainly the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.

While responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains about the duties and elaborates on number of different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. The Gita is the concise guide of Hindu philosophy.

 

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