Bhagavad-gītā as is itŚrī Śrīmad A. C. Bhaktivedanta Svāmī Prabhupāda
The Bhagavad-Gita occupies an important place in the epic Indian text Mahabharata and presents a conversation between Prince Arjuna and Lord Sri Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead himself, who took the role of Arjuna's charioteer and spiritual teacher in the unforgettable battle of Kurukshetra. At its core, the Gita explores the concept of dharma, the moral and ethical responsibility that individuals have based on their roles and station in life. Torn between his duty as a warrior and the moral implications of engaging in violent conflict against his own kin, Arjuna looks to Krishna for guidance. Through profound dialogue, Krishna imparts timeless wisdom and offers insights that reach far beyond the battlefield and into the depths of human consciousness. The Gita clarifies the eternal nature of the soul and its transcendence over the temporary and ever-changing physical body. It teaches the individual to overcome their ego-driven desires and attachments, to attain a state of inner peace and liberation from the cycle of birth and death. It embodies the essence of the philosophy of the Vedas, combines spirituality and practicality, and provides guidance to anyone seeking fulfillment and meaning in life.