ity aham vasudevasya
parthasya ca mahatmanah
samvadam imam asrausam
This is the dialogue I heard between Krishna, the son of Vasudeva, and Arjuna,
the great-hearted son of Pritha. The wonder of it makes my hair stand on end!
Bhagavad Gita, 18:74
Translation by Eknath Easwaran
When desperate, most people cry out to God. But the wise take God’s Word in.
The Bhagavad Gita, literally “the Song of God,” is a foundational text for Yogis and Hindus, just like The Holy Bible is for Jews and Christians. In the Gita, Krishna is telling his friend, Arjuna, about the many paths that lead to God. Krishna is God (actually, an incarnation of Vishnu, maintainer of the Universe). Krishna is God made flesh. (Like when Christ says, “I and my Father are One.”)
Arjuna and Krishna are standing on a battlefield, and Arjuna is supposed to march…
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