About the Gita
Among the world’s scriptures,The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most popular texts. Its popularity is demonstrated by the fact that, next to the Bible, it is perhaps the most widely translated of scriptural texts. This scripture is suited for the entire man- kind, irrespective of a person’s religious or ethnic background.
The Gita is considered as the Revelation given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna, in the battle field to help him resolve his mental conflict and was put in the present form by sage Vyaasa. In India, ever since the great Shankara wrote his commentary on it, many eminent scholars of the vedanta philosophy have given their interpretations of this exemplary text.
It is not the ancient Indian thinkers alone, but many leaders of modern times had also taken it as a text for expounding their noblest thoughts. Many books such as Tilak’s Gita Rahasya, Aurobindo’s Essays on Gita and Mahatma Gandhi’s Anasakti Yoga show the continued preference and admiration for Gita over centuries.
The tremendous appeal of the Gita is because it deals with practical problems of Life, and contains lessons that we can follow to resolve our day to day conflicts. This could be the reason why there are so many links to the Bhagavad Gita in the internet as well…
About the Authors
The Gitaaonline site has been our favorite obsession over the last 10 years. It is a dedication to our Guruji and Satsang where we were first introduced to this great scripture and it has over years taught us a lot especially in adversity as well as in good times.
The Gitaaonline blogs is an idea that has been with us for a while but we had not been able to find the time neccessary to devote to it. However, what can stop an idea whose time has come..!
Listen to “The Gita Way”
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A clarification on some apparent contradictions in the Bhagavad Gita. For More Audio Clips, visit the Gita Audio page
Sathguru Jaggi Vasudev..
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More Video Clips are at the Gita Video page ;
Thanks to Guruji friends and Satsanghis who have contributed articles and links to this site. Thanks to Shree for all the help and for inspiring me to do the Sloka a day.