philosophy of the seers of ancient India. It
contains the essence of the
practical philosophy of the Upanashads in language more easily comprehended
than that used in the latter. It is wrong to call it the scriptural text of
the Hindus only. The message of the Gita is
relevant for all times and for all
humanity. Sage Vedavyasa has embedded this treasure in
the heart of Mahabharata, the geat epic poem written by him. It has been appreciated and acclaimed by the
great thinkers and philosophers of the World and translated into the major
world languages. It is strange that this
great sermon was delivered by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the most unusual of
settings, the battlefield of Kurukshetra
where the Pandava and Kaurava armies were facing each other and Arjuna’s
chariot, with Krishna as the charioteer, was stationed right in the middle of
the two armies.
and purpose of his incarnations.
your previous births.
a human-like body by the power of my Maya,
(embracing the pure sattwic aspect of my prakriti.
righteousness) declines and adharma (vice, sin, corruption)raises
its head in this world, I incarnate myself in human form.
the destruction of the wicked and the bad
are divine and are of a transcendental nature, will never again be born after
leaving this body but will become one with me.
them in the same manner. Human beings, whichever their favourite god, finally
end up in Me since those gods are only different aspects of Me, the Supreme
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