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Topic: Bhagavad-gita

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is The Bhagavad-gita is a conversation between Arjuna, a matchless warrior about to go into battle, and Krishna, his charioteer. In the course of giving Arjuna all manner of spiritual and material advice, Krishna explains karma, the self, the Supreme Self, the purpose of yoga, the difference between our self and our material body, how our environment affects our...
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The Bhagavad-gita ("Song of God") is a conversation between the military commander Arjuna and his friend and charioteer Krishna, before the onset of the historic Battle of Kurukshetra. Topics they discuss include the immortality of the self, the ultimate goal of life, the perfection of yoga, and the original relationship between the self and the Supreme Self. The Gita appears as a central...
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When Bhagavad-gita As It Is, with translation and commentary by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, was first published in 1968, a reviewer remarked, “The criticism of the world is harsh.” Since then many persons who have heard lectures or read articles by devotees of the Krishna consciousness movement have had a similar response. People are sometimes set back when they hear...
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is The Bhagavad-gita has been translated many times since Krishna spoke it on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra thousands of years ago. Srila Prabhupada chose "Bhagavad-gita As It Is" as the title for his own translation and commentary, first published in the late 1960s. It has since attracted a worldwide following of spiritual seekers and scholars of Vedic culture. Srila...
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From his Preface to Bhagavad-gita As It Is, here's what Srila Prabhupada himself has to say about his aim in presenting Krishna's teachings in the Gita without personally motivated (impersonal) interpretation: "If personally I have any credit in this matter, it is only that I have tried to present Bhagavad-gita as it is, without any adulteration. Before my presentation of Bhagavad-gita As It Is...
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Bhagavad-gita As It Is "No work in all Indian literature is more quoted, because none is better loved in the West than Bhagavad-gita. Translation of such a work demands not only knowledge of Sanskrit but an inward sympathy with the theme and a verbal artistry. For the poem is a symphony in which God is seen in all things.
 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is, of course,...
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A chapter-by-chapter summary with links for further exploration: Bg 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra As the opposing armies stand poised for battle, Arjuna, the mighty warrior, sees his intimate relatives, teachers and friends in both armies ready to fight and sacrifice their lives. Overcome by grief and pity, Arjuna fails in strength, his mind becomes bewildered, and he...
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Chaturatma Dasa talks about the Bhagavad Gita as a practical guide to spiritual development. Chaturatma is a Vedic priest and bhakti yogi.
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Amrita Keli gives an enthusiastic explanation of the Bhagavad Gita. She is an interfaith chaplain at the University of North Florida and practicing bhakti yogini.