Study the Bhagavad Gita – God’s Script for Life
The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: भगवद्गीता, bhagavadgītā, pronounced [ˈbʱəɡəʋəd̪ ɡiːˈt̪aː] ( listen); lit. “Song of the Lord”), often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna.The epic Mahabharata is traditionally ascribed to the Sage Ved Vyasa; the Bhagavad Gita, being a part of the Mahabharata’s Bhisma Parva, is also ascribed to him.
Why study the Gita?
Where like-minded people collectively join the Bhagavad Gita study group and meet with spiritually inclined people.
A place within traditional Indie religious philosophy, an inspirational and culture-defining book and harmonizes the diverse views of life.
It is knows to have a powerful influence in the West. It is indeed part of a remarkable chain of links connecting East and West. Many nineteenth-century people who are important thinkers and writers in a number of respects find its philosophy inspiring.
The Gita is a poem (the word Gita means “song”). It is a very small part of the greatest and longest epic ever written—the Mahabharata, which is far longer than the Greek Odyssey and Iliad combined. It recounts the story of a great civil war. Epics typically show the values and defining characteristics of a people. The Mahabharata is in that way the quintessential story of India. But it is also the story of all human beings, a universal epic, for it deals with fundamental human motives, frustrations, quandaries, and joys.
• Understand the philosophical
• Understand the spiritual
• Develop the mind
• Understand the symbolism
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