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The Bhagavadgita also spelled as Bhagavad-Gita and Bhagavad Gita or simply Gita, is considered to be one of the most sacred and popular religious scriptures of Hinduism. Hindus consider the Bhagavad-Gita as a direct message of Vishnu in the avatar of Krishna, revealed to us in the form of a long dialogue between Him and Arjuna in the middle of the battle field of Kurukshetra, where the epic battle of Mahabharata was fought. The Bhagavad-Gita tells us how we should conduct ourselves in our day to day lives, keeping God at the center of our awareness and activities, performing our duties with a sense of detachment and as a way of our sacrificial offering, and accepting God as the doer and facilitator and ourselves as mere instruments engaged in the act of liberation and self-realization. Those who read the Bhagavad-Gita regularly and with sincerity are apt to be benefited in many ways physically, materially, mentally and spiritually. This section deals exclusively with the Bhagavad-Gita, its content, concepts, wisdom and philosophy. The Bhagavad-Gita is relevant even today as it was centuries ago. In many ways perhaps it is more relevant today than it was before as our lives have become more complex and challenging due to pressures of modern life. This section also contains links to important works and translations of the Bhagavad-Gita from external sources. We are hopeful readers will find this section useful.

The Translations

The Bhagavadgita Free Translation by Jayaram V (2001)

The Bhagavadgita Complete Translation by Jayaram V (2011)

The Bhagavadgita Simple Translation by Jayaram V (2011)

Ashtavakra Gita

The Abbreviated Bhagavad-Gita

Prose Translation - Gita Society

The Gita in a Nutshell

The Song Celestial

Download Text - Translation by Ramananda Prasad, Ph.D.

About Bhagavad-Gita

Introduction to the Bhagavad gita

A summary of the Bhagavad gita

Why to Study the Bhagavadgita? Part 1 to 4

Why is there the context of War for the Bhagavadgita?

The Fourfold Caste System in the Bhagavadgita

Karma Yoga, Actions With A Certain Attitude

The Yoga of Knowledge or the Samkhya Yoga, Verses and Commnetary by Jayaram V

Symbolism in the Bhagavadgita

Letting your God live in You - The True Essence of the Hindu Way of Life

The Origin and Significance of the Epic Mahabharata

The Wisdom of Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita concept of detachment

Bhagavad-Gita and the yoga of self-discipline

The Bhagavad-Gita and the concept of equanimity of mind

The spiritual aspect of human body

the Bhagavad-Gita on divine qualities

Aspects, Emanations, Incarnations and Forms of God Vishnu

Bhakti yoga - Yoga of Devotion

What is Bhakti or Devotion?

The Bhagavad-Gita on the demonic qualities

The Bhagavad-Gita and the ideal devotee

The Bhagavad-Gita on ego and egoism

The triple gunas according to the Bhagavad-Gita

The yoga of knowledge from the Bhagavad-Gita

Jnana Karma Sanyasa Yoga

Karma yoga

Karma, the law of action

Principles and practice of karma yoga

Maya-the grand illusion

Purusha and Prakriti, the mother goddess and the father god

The main characters of the Bhagavad-Gita

The Samkhya Yoga of the Bhagavadgita, An Analysis

Bhagavad-Gita concept of the sense organs

Stability of mind in spiritual life

Descriptions of soul in the Bhagavad-Gita

Sorrow and its spiritual significance

The yoga of knowledge summary

Links to the Bhagavad-Gita

Sacred Scriptures

Books on the Bhagavad-Gita

The Concepts of the Bhagavad-Gita

The Wisdom Series

Jnani, Jnana and Jneyam According to the Bhagavadgita

Ethical Behavior and the Bhagavadgita

What Is the Highest Siddhi or Perfection in Yoga?

Devotion in the Age of Kali or Kaliyuga

The Importance of Peace of Mind

Three Types of People and Two Solutions for Liberation

Why The World Cannot Be Free From Violence?

Going Beyond Your Religious Identity And Attachment

How To Practice Karma Yoga Without Conflict

Karma and Akarma - Action and Inaction

From Self-Awareness to Self-Realization

Bhagavatas, The True Servants of God

The Importance of Sorrow in Human Life

The Importance of the 10th Chapter in Bhagavadgita

How Can You Combine the Power of Five Yogas?

Does the Bhagavadgita Teach Violence?

The importance of discretion and how to cultivate it

Is God the only creator or is there only one creator?

The Universe as an information system, and the purpose of consciousness

The decisions makers of your life

What is the secret of peace and happiness?

Why do people turn to God and religion?

The Utmost Secret and Supreme Knowledge

Lord Krishna was a social and religious reformer

A Practical Approach to Renunciation, Sanyasa, on the Job

Was Arjuna a coward?

Why is the Bhagavadgita called a song?

More From the Wisdom Series

The Bhagavadgita Complete Translation - Excerpts

The Bhagavadgita on Bhakti or Devotion

The Bhagavadgita on Who is a True Yogi

The Bhagavadgita on Brahman and Liberation

The Bhagavadgita on the Influence of Gunas

The Bhagavadgita on the Qualities of A Jnana Yogi

The Bhagavadgita on Faith or Sraddha

The Bhagavadgita on Perfection in Duty

The Bhagavadgita on How God Answers Your Prayers

The Bhagavadgita on Truth, Bliss and Stability

The Bhagavadgita on Worshipping gods and ancestors

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