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The Bhagavad-Gita is a theological and philosophical classic. If we had to choose a single book to represent the spiritual and cultural traditions of India, we would certainly choose the Gita. In 700 beautiful verses it summarises the philosophical conclusions of the Vedas, the ancient scriptures written approximately 5000 years ago in the Sanskrit language.
The scope of the Bhagavad-Gita is huge. It covers topics ranging from religion to relationships, science to sociology, leadership to lifestyle management. Indeed, the secrets to life, the universe and everything. In every generation, over thousands of years, it has provided unceasing inspiration to thinkers, leaders, and spiritualists alike.
‘Gita Life’ is a humble attempt to summarise the key insights of the Bhagavad-gita. The aim is not to draw out every single philosophical teaching, but rather to assist readers in understanding the flow, context and practical application of this timeless spiritual gem. It may also assist teachers of the Bhagavad-gita in their attempts to share this wisdom with others.
This small guide is based on the Bhagavad-gita As It Is by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; a book which has transformed thousands of lives. His commentary expertly elucidates the profound life lessons that Lord Krishna imparts to Arjuna. Our sincere hope is that ‘Gita Life’ will inspire the reader to study Srila Prabhupada’s full translation, which can answer every question, remove every doubt, and quickly bring one face-to-face with Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.