Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1: The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Bhagwan Vishnu to His intimate disciple Arjuna.
The Gita has seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self realization.
No other philosophical or religious work reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme.
It is perfect management book, self help book, science book and spiritual book. One can find answers to any problems in today’s modern life in the book though spoken 5000 years back.
Chapter one introduces the scene, the circumstances and the characters involved determining the reasons for the Bhagavad-Gita’s revelation on kurukshetra.
The circumstances is war. The main characters are the Supreme Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna, witnessed by four million soldiers led by their respective military commanders.
After naming the principal warriors on both sides, Arjuna’s growing dejection is described due to the fear of losing friends and relatives in the course of the impending war and the subsequent sins attached to such actions.
Thus this chapter is entitled: Lamenting the Consequence of War.
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