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Kurukshetra, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India



BHAGAVAD-GITA: Bhagavad-Gita is also known as Gitopanisad. It is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanisads in Vedic literature. The spirit of Bhagavad-Gita is mentioned in Bhagavad-Gita itself, which is, Bhagavad-Gita should be accepted ‘as it is’ directed by the speaker Himself. The speaker of Bhagavad-Gita is Lord Sri Krishna. He is mentioned on every page of Bhagavad-Gita as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Bhagavan. The word Bhagavan designates that Lord Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, as is confirmed by all great acaryas (spiritual masters) like Sankaracarya, Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Nimbarka, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and many other authorities of Vedic knowledge. The Lord Himself also establishes Himself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Bhagavad-Gita, and He is accepted as such in the Brahma-samhita and all the Puranas, especially the Srimad-Bhagavatam, known as the Bhagavata Purana (Krishnas tu bhagavan svayam). Therefore we must take Bhagavad-Gita as it is directed by the Personality of Godhead Himself.

What is Bhagavad-Gita?
The purpose of Bhagavad-Gita is to deliver mankind from the nescience of material existence. Every man is in difficulty
in so many ways, as Arjuna was in difficulty. Arjuna surrendered unto Sri Krishna, and consequently this Bhagavad-Gita was spoken. Not only Arjuna, but every one of us is full of anxieties because of this material existence. Our very existence is in the atmosphere of nonexistence. Actually we are not meant to be threatened by nonexistence. Our existence is eternal. But somehow or other we are put into asat. Asat refers to that which does not exist.

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