By Mahatma Gandhi
The Bhagavad Gita, also known as The music of the Lord, is a 700-line component of a miles longer Sanskrit warfare epic, the Mahabharata, about the mythical clash among branches of an Indian ruling relatives. Framed as a talk among Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a common of 1 of the armies, the Gita is written in robust poetic language intended to be chanted. both valuable as a advisor to motion, a devotional scripture, a philosophical textual content, and inspirational analyzing, it continues to be one of many world’s so much influential, broadly learn religious books.
The Bhagavad Gita in keeping with Gandhi is in keeping with talks given via Gandhi among February and November 1926 on the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. in this time—a interval while Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity—he committed a lot of his time and effort to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his local Gujarati. accordingly, he met along with his fans nearly day-by-day, after morning prayer classes, to debate the Gita’s contents and which means because it spread out sooner than him. This publication is the transcription of these day-by-day classes.
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