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  • proper n. An epic poem from Mahabharata where Krishna gives Arjuna a discourse on ethics.


From Sanskrit भगवद्गीता (bhagavadgītā), from भगवत् (bhagavat, "holy") + गीता (gītā, "song"). (Wiktionary)


  • The translation up for trial is called "Bhagavad Gita as It Is," and is central to the global Hare Krishna movement.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • This album involves a sustained engagement with one of Hinduism's sacred writings known as the Bhagavad Gita.

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  • By these standards, if you still call Bhagavad Gita a terrorist scripture, then you have to precede such statements by the Bible and Quran.

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The Bhagavad Gita

  • Similarly, in the Bhagavad Gita, which is India's classic text on yoga and spiritual wisdom, prince Arjuna faces a similar existential crisis as he is called upon to fight a gruesome war against his own kinsmen, led by his wily and unrighteous cousin Duryodhana.

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  • Finally, as the Ultimate Philosopher, He spoke the immortal verses of the Bhagavad Gita, which is the very core of Vedic teaching, and to this day the most concise and explicit statement of the eternal Truth yet received by humans.

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  • After all, the Bhagavad Gita is a part of that epic and has an outlook that borders on the panentheistic.

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  • The quotes regarding women are taken from the Bhagavad Gita, which is thousands of years old, and have been taken out of context.

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  • Hindu authorities who would carry it back to the fifth century B.C., the time which is assigned for the first recension of the Mahabharata, of which the Bhagavad Gita is a very small part.

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  • It is probable that the Bhagavad Gita was the first to introduce this doctrine of faith.

    India, Its Life and Thought

  • Just to give an example with a profound narrative from the epic Mahabharata, namely, the debate between Krishna and Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra that takes the form of the Bhagavad Gita, which is often read as if it is a separate document altogether, but which is actually an integral part of the great epic.


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