Bhagavad Gita

translated by ramanand prasad

Hinduism’s most important, and popular, sacred text is the Bhagawad Gita, or ‘Song of the Lord’ – a poem of about 700 verses. It is just one section of the Mahabharata (‘Great Epic of the Bharata Dynasty’), a work of 100,000 Sanskrit couplets, and is the longest poem ever written. It was composed between 200 BC and 200 AD by a series of venerated scribes, some of which were later deified by some Hindus.

1 – Arjun’s dilemma

2 – Transcendental knowledge

3 – Path of karmic yoga

4 – Path of renunciation with Knowledge

5 – Path of renunciation

6 – Path of meditation

7 – Self-knowledge and self-realisation

8 – Imperishable brahman

9 – Supreme knowledge and the big mystery

10 – Manifestation of the absolute

11 – Vision of the cosmic form

12 – Path of devotion

13 – Creation and creator

14 – Three gunas of nature

15 – Supreme spirit

16 – Divine and demonic qualities

17 – Threefold faith

18 – Nirvana through renunciation

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