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The Bhagavad Gita (; Sanskrit: भगवद् गीता, IAST: bhagavad-gītā /bʰɐɡɐʋɐd ɡiːtäː/, lit. "The Song of God"), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic Mahabharata (chapters 23–40 of Bhishma Parva). The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna. At the start of the Dharma Yudhha (righteous war) between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is filled with moral dilemma and despair about the violence and death the war will cause in the battle against his own kin. He wonders if he should renounce and seeks Krishna's counsel, whose answers and discourse constitute the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna counsels Arjuna to "fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty to uphold the Dharma" through "selfless action". The Krishna–Arjuna dialogues cover a broad range of spiritual topics, touching upon ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues that go far beyond the war Arjuna faces. Krishna is also said as the first motivational speaker in human history.Numerous commentaries have been written on the Bhagavad Gita with widely differing views on the essentials. According to some, Bhagavad Gita is written by Lord Ganesha which was told to him by Vyasa. Vedanta commentators read varying relations between Self and Brahman in the text: Advaita Vedanta sees the non-dualism of Atman (soul) and Brahman (universal soul) as its essence, whereas Bhedabheda and Vishishtadvaita see Atman and Brahman as both different and non-different, while Dvaita Vedanta sees dualism of Atman (soul) and Brahman as its essence. The setting of the Gita in a battlefield has been interpreted as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life.The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of Hindu ideas about dharma, theistic bhakti, and the yogic ideals of moksha. The text covers jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga (spoken of in the 6th chapter) incorporating ideas from the Samkhya-Yoga philosophy.The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most famous of Hindu texts, with a unique pan-Hindu influence. The Gita's call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the Indian independence movement including Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi; the latter referred to it as his "spiritual dictionary".

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What was that message Dhritarashtra sent to arjuna before the day of war?

While reading Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda I come across the following passage:After their long and strenuous trials, when the Pandavas at last r...

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Why did krishna gave the Gita paath to Only Arjun?

Why did krishna gave the geeta paath to Arjun and not yudhishtir although his affection was the same towards all the pandavas. Why did he choose Arjun...

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What are some similar verses to Gita 2:26

Assuming upanishads can be considered as part of vedas -A similar verse is found in Katha upanishad 2.1.10 second halfmṛtyoḥ sa mṛtyumāpnoti ya i...

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Various names of Arjun in Bhagwat Gita

Bhagwat Gita which is a dialogue between Bhagwan Krishn and Arjun, Krishn called/mention Arjun by 15+ different names.The most used Arjun’s name (38 t...

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Bhagwat Gita and Sudra/Vaish

I did a word search of Bhagwat Gita and also did a Google search and found Sudra & Vaish are mentioned only in following 3 ShlokasBG9.32मां हि पार...

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Is Bhagwan responsible for Jeev’s action?

Bhagwan Krishn say in GitaGita 5:15नादत्ते कस्यचित्पापं न चैव सुकृतं विभु: |अज्ञानेनावृतं ज्ञानं तेन मुह्यन्ति जन्तव:The omnipresent God does not part...

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What is the term “Stithpragya” (Steady wisdom) according to Bhagavad Gita?

As, we know the term "Stithpragya" is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita.But what is actually meaning of the Stithpragya.? 

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ASK HMW: Is Bhagavad Geeta fatalistic? How can one find one's Dharma if one has no desire? (

Is Dharma external then? Something forced onto a person?

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Bhagvadgita on Caste by Rajiv Malhotra (

A detailed explanation on Bhagvadgita on Caste by Rajiv Malhotra

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