Srimad Bahgwad Gita is the most revered epic that lays the foundation of Hinduism’s basic concept: Dharama and Karma. Lord Krishna spoke the Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna at the Battle of Kuruksetra and thus contains the direct message from God.
The word Gita means song and the word Bhagavad means God, often the Bhagavad-Gita is called the Song of God. The word Srimad is a title of great respect. Bhagavad-Gita imparts the knowledge about truths of life, one’s duties and how one should lead a yogic life while living a regular life.
The Bhagwad Gita is found the epic Mahabharata. The Bhagwad Gita was spoken by Krishna (the charioteer), to Arjuna when he was in the battle field of Kurukshetra fighting against his own brothers. When Arjun was in dilemma, Krishna explained that he must fulfill his dharma as a warrior. In his explanation, Krishna discusses various types of yoga, including Jnana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja.
The message of the Bhagavad Gita does not refer only to one battle, but it symbolises the conflicts dark and bright choices one has to make in his life.
Lord Krishna’s dialect helped the Pandavas get rid of the evil and establish dharma or righteous living upon earth. Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu took birth on Earth and participated in the worldly affairs only so that he could restore the Dharma in mankind. He recorded his teachings in the form of Bhagwad Gita for the future to detach them from material pleasures and understand the truth of life and them away from.
Every verse in the Bhagwad Gita holds true even today after more than 5000 years. The scripture is truly an icon of the Sanatana-dharma, an ageless and valuable ancient discourse that has the potential to play a significant role in the alleviation of suffering in all branches of human life, in a world that has been increasingly becoming more complex and unstable.
Historically many very extraordinary people such as Albert Einsten, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Herman Hesse, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Aldous Huxley, Rudolph Steiner and Nikola Tesla to name but a few have read Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and were inspired by its timeless wisdom.