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FEATURES★ Offline App. Large size due to high quality sound.However, once downloaded, it never requires internet nor itconsumes increasing space on your mobile.★ App can be moved to SDCard★ Complete Bhagavad Geeta★ Most authentic★ High quality sound ★Nice thematic images for every chapter★ Good to play everyday whiletravelling★ Easy to play★ Very simple Interface★ No unwantedPop-ups, Spam, Ads and Notifications★ Absolutely Clean app★ Free★You can easily share this app with family and friends thro GooglePlay★ Narration by H.G. Savyasachi Das. Produced by Madhav Das(BVKS) & Kamlesh Patel. Bhagavad-gita, a philosophical poemcomprising seven hundred Sanskrit verses, is one of the mostimportant philosophical and literary works known to man. Morecommentaries have been written upon the Gita than upon any otherphilosophical or religious text in history. As a classic oftimeless wisdom, it is the main literary support for the oldestsurviving spiritual culture in the world-that of India's Vediccivilization. Not only has the Gita directed the religious life ofmany centuries of Hindus, but, owing to the pervasive influence ofreligious concepts in Vedic civilization, the Gita has shapedIndia's social, ethical, cultural and even political life as well.Attesting to India's nearly universal acceptance of the Gita,practically every sectarian cult and school of Hindu thought,representing a vast spectrum of religious and philosophical views,accepts Bhagavad-gita as the summum bonum guide to spiritual truth.The Gita, therefore, more than any other single historical source,provides penetrating insight into the metaphysical andpsychological foundation of India's Vedic culture, both ancient andcontemporary.The influence of Bhagavad-gita, however, is notlimited to India. The Gita has deeply affected the thinking ofgenerations of philosophers, theologians, educators, scientists andauthors in the West as well Henry David Thoreau reveals in hisjournal, "Every morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous andcosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita ... in comparison withwhich our modern civilization and literature seem puny andtrivial."The Gita has long been considered the essence of Vedicliterature, the vast body of ancient scriptural writings that formsthe basis of Vedic philosophy and spirituality. As the essence ofthe 108 Upanisads, it is sometimes referred to asGitopanisad.Bhagavad-gita, the essence of Vedic wisdom, wasinjected into the Mahabharata, an action-packed narrative of animportant era in ancient Indian politics.Bhagavad-gita comes to usin the form of a battlefield dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna andthe warrior Arjuna. The dialogue occurs just before the onset ofthe first military engagement of the Kuruksetra War, a greatfratricidal war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas to determineIndia's political destiny. Arjuna, forgetful of his prescribed dutyas a ksatriya (warrior) whose duty is to fight for a righteouscause in a holy war, decides, for personally motivated reasons, notto fight. Krishna, who has agreed to act as the driver of Arjuna'schariot, sees His friend and devotee in illusion and perplexity andproceeds to enlighten Arjuna regarding his immediate social duty(varna-dharma) as a warrior and, more important, his eternal dutyor nature (sanatana-dharma) as an eternal spiritual entity inrelationship with God. Thus the relevance and universality ofKrishna's teachings transcend the immediate historical setting ofArjuna's battlefield dilemma. Krishna speaks for the benefit of allsouls who have forgotten their eternal nature, the ultimate goal ofexistence, and their eternal relationship withHim.#bhagavad-gita-iskcondesiretree

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    Bhagavad Gita Hindi Audio
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    com.bhagavadgita.hindi
  • Updated
    September 18, 2017
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    1.0
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  • Bhagavad Gita Hindi Audio 1.0 APK File

    Publish Date: 2018 /8/1
    Requires Android: Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich, API: 14)
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    Publish Date: 2016 /3/28
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    File Size: 68.7 MB
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Bhagavad Gita Sloka Gallery 1.0 APK
Slokas from the most widely read Bhagavad Gita As It Is by SrilaPrabhupada, founder of ISKCON. Read it daily for divine experience.Good for memorising the verses. FEATURES ★ Offline App. Oncedownloaded, it never requires internet nor it consumes increasingspace on your mobile. ★ You can seva the images as wallpaper ★ Youcan share the images by email and chat ★ Complete Bhagavad Geeta ★Most authentic ★ One image for every sloka ★ Easy to swipe ★ Nomusic so that you can concerate reading the slokas and can read iteven in office / college ★ Very simple Interface ★ No unwantedPop-ups, Spam, Ads and Notifications ★ Absolutely Clean app ★ Appcan be moved to SD Card ★ Free ★ You can easily share this app withfamily and friends thro Google Play Bhagavad-gita, a philosophicalpoem comprising seven hundred Sanskrit verses, is one of the mostimportant philosophical and literary works known to man. Morecommentaries have been written upon the Gita than upon any otherphilosophical or religious text in history. As a classic oftimeless wisdom, it is the main literary support for the oldestsurviving spiritual culture in the world-that of India's Vediccivilization. Not only has the Gita directed the religious life ofmany centuries of Hindus, but, owing to the pervasive influence ofreligious concepts in Vedic civilization, the Gita has shapedIndia's social, ethical, cultural and even political life as well.Attesting to India's nearly universal acceptance of the Gita,practically every sectarian cult and school of Hindu thought,representing a vast spectrum of religious and philosophical views,accepts Bhagavad-gita as the summum bonum guide to spiritual truth.The Gita, therefore, more than any other single historical source,provides penetrating insight into the metaphysical andpsychological foundation of India's Vedic culture, both ancient andcontemporary. The influence of Bhagavad-gita, however, is notlimited to India. The Gita has deeply affected the thinking ofgenerations of philosophers, theologians, educators, scientists andauthors in the West as well Henry David Thoreau reveals in hisjournal, "Every morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous andcosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita ... in comparison withwhich our modern civilization and literature seem puny andtrivial." The Gita has long been considered the essence of Vedicliterature, the vast body of ancient scriptural writings that formsthe basis of Vedic philosophy and spirituality. As the essence ofthe 108 Upanisads, it is sometimes referred to as Gitopanisad.Bhagavad-gita, the essence of Vedic wisdom, was injected into theMahabharata, an action-packed narrative of an important era inancient Indian politics. Bhagavad-gita comes to us in the form of abattlefield dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna and the warriorArjuna. The dialogue occurs just before the onset of the firstmilitary engagement of the Kuruksetra War, a great fratricidal warbetween the Kauravas and the Pandavas to determine India'spolitical destiny. Arjuna, forgetful of his prescribed duty as aksatriya (warrior) whose duty is to fight for a righteous cause ina holy war, decides, for personally motivated reasons, not tofight. Krishna, who has agreed to act as the driver of Arjuna'schariot, sees His friend and devotee in illusion and perplexity andproceeds to enlighten Arjuna regarding his immediate social duty(varna-dharma) as a warrior and, more important, his eternal dutyor nature (sanatana-dharma) as an eternal spiritual entity inrelationship with God. Thus the relevance and universality ofKrishna's teachings transcend the immediate historical setting ofArjuna's battlefield dilemma. Krishna speaks for the benefit of allsouls who have forgotten their eternal nature, the ultimate goal ofexistence, and their eternal relationship with Him.
Bhagavad Gita 108 Sloka Hindi 1.0 APK
FEATURES★ Each shloka is accompanied with audio so that you canlearn the correct pronunciation. ★ You can play the audio of eachshloka in loop so that it plays repeatedly. This will help you tomemorize the shloka easily..★ Offline App. Once downloaded, doesnot require internet★ Good quality sound ★ Easy to play★ Verysimple Interface★ No unwanted Pop-ups, Spam, Ads and Notifications★Absolutely Clean app★ App can be moved to SD Card★ Free for life★You can easily share this app with family and friends thro GooglePlayBesides filling up our minds with positive vibrations andthoughts, Shlokas also serve to remind us of helpful philosophy atdifficult times. Shlokas connected to Lord Krishna occupy a verydeep place in our heart, awakening the soul to its eternalknowledge. Reciting Bhagavad Gita slokas constantly is the bestoccupation for the mind. However, since our minds look for varietyand our intellect for some mental activity, learning Shlokas helpsto satisfy these needs and keeps our minds in transcendence abovethe material modes.This app contains the most important 108 slokas.Reciting Shlokas of Bhagavad Gita awakens the soul to eternalknowledge.The verses of Bhagavad Gita are transcendental and notmade of mundane sound. Repeating these verses does not causeboredom but increases peace in the mind. The powerful effects ofchanting mantras are glorified not only in the Vedic literature butalso by psychological researchers of the modern period.When we tryto memorize a Shloka, it keeps reverberating in our minds, leavingno room for the devil. First it is a challenge to memorize it andwhen that is done, it becomes a pleasure to just keep repeating it.
Narasimha Prayers & Arati 1.0 APK
Sri Narasimha, the half man and half lion incarnation of LordVishnu is revered as one of the famed incarnations of the Lord.Lord Krishna declares in the Bhagavad-gita that He incarnates toprotect His devotees from the harassment of demons and toreestablish the principles of Dharma. Lord Narsimha appeared tosave His dear devotee Prahlada by slaying his demoniac fatherHiranyakashipu who tortured his son in an attempt to killhim.Devotees pray to Lord Nrsimha to remove all the obstacles ontheir path of devotional service. There are more than a hundredprominent Narasingha temples with historical importance in India.Every year, devotees celebrate Narsingha Jayanti on the Chaturdashiof the bright fortnight in the month of Vaishakha. Lord Nrsingha isknown primarily as the 'Great Protector' who specifically defendsand protects his devotees in times of need. Always worship him.Perform aroti. Pray to Him. He will surely protect us from themiseries of this material world. These prayers are for protectionfrom such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, aswell as increased devotion and a peaceful world. Prayers: Pray tothe Supreme Protector. He will save us from all thecalamities.namas te narasimhayaprahladahlada-dayinehiranyakasiporvakshahsila-tanka-nakhalayeI offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimhawho gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chiselson the stonelike chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu.ito nrisimhahparato nrisimhoyato yato yami tato nrisimhahbahir nrisimho hridayenrisimhonrisimham adim saranam prapadyeLord Nrisimha is here andalso there. Wherever I go Lord Nrisimha is there. He is in theheart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrisimha, theorigin of all things and the supreme refuge.tava kara-kamala-varenakham adbhuta-sringamdalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhringamkesavadhrita-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hareO Kesava! O Lord of theuniverse! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man,half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a waspbetween one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of thewasplike demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderfulpointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.jaya narasimha srinarasimha jaya jaya narasimhadevapraladesa jaya padma mukha padmabhrngaGlories to Lord Nrsimha, Sri Nrsimha, All Glories to LordNrsimhadeva. The Lord of Prahlada, like a honeybee, is alwaysengaged in beholding the lotuslike face of the goddess offortune.jaya narasimha sri narasimha jaya jayanarasimhadevapraladesa jaya padma mukha padma bhrnga
Krishna Bhajan Hindi 1.0 APK
Source of original and most authentic bhajans sund by Guruji who isa great devotee of Krishna Bhakti - His Holiness Nava YogendraSwamiji Maharaj.FEATURES★ Wonderful voice and musical composition★Free for life. ★ No advertisements.★ Songs are optimised so that itconsumes very less bandwidth★ High quality sound ★ Good to playeveryday while travelling or at work in background★ Easy to play★You can shuffle, loop and randomly play for non-stop music 24x7★Very simple Interface★ No unwanted Pop-ups, Spam, Ads andNotifications★ Absolutely Clean app★ App can be moved to SD Card★You can easily share this app with family and friends thro GooglePlayWhen we prayerfully listen to the bhajans, our head becomesillumined with God’s glory and our heart enlivened with God’sbeauty.#Nava-Yogendra-Swami-iskcondesiretree
Bhagavad Gita Hindi Audio 1.0 APK
FEATURES★ Offline App. Large size due to high quality sound.However, once downloaded, it never requires internet nor itconsumes increasing space on your mobile.★ App can be moved to SDCard★ Complete Bhagavad Geeta★ Most authentic★ High quality sound ★Nice thematic images for every chapter★ Good to play everyday whiletravelling★ Easy to play★ Very simple Interface★ No unwantedPop-ups, Spam, Ads and Notifications★ Absolutely Clean app★ Free★You can easily share this app with family and friends thro GooglePlay★ Narration by H.G. Savyasachi Das. Produced by Madhav Das(BVKS) & Kamlesh Patel. Bhagavad-gita, a philosophical poemcomprising seven hundred Sanskrit verses, is one of the mostimportant philosophical and literary works known to man. Morecommentaries have been written upon the Gita than upon any otherphilosophical or religious text in history. As a classic oftimeless wisdom, it is the main literary support for the oldestsurviving spiritual culture in the world-that of India's Vediccivilization. Not only has the Gita directed the religious life ofmany centuries of Hindus, but, owing to the pervasive influence ofreligious concepts in Vedic civilization, the Gita has shapedIndia's social, ethical, cultural and even political life as well.Attesting to India's nearly universal acceptance of the Gita,practically every sectarian cult and school of Hindu thought,representing a vast spectrum of religious and philosophical views,accepts Bhagavad-gita as the summum bonum guide to spiritual truth.The Gita, therefore, more than any other single historical source,provides penetrating insight into the metaphysical andpsychological foundation of India's Vedic culture, both ancient andcontemporary.The influence of Bhagavad-gita, however, is notlimited to India. The Gita has deeply affected the thinking ofgenerations of philosophers, theologians, educators, scientists andauthors in the West as well Henry David Thoreau reveals in hisjournal, "Every morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous andcosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita ... in comparison withwhich our modern civilization and literature seem puny andtrivial."The Gita has long been considered the essence of Vedicliterature, the vast body of ancient scriptural writings that formsthe basis of Vedic philosophy and spirituality. As the essence ofthe 108 Upanisads, it is sometimes referred to asGitopanisad.Bhagavad-gita, the essence of Vedic wisdom, wasinjected into the Mahabharata, an action-packed narrative of animportant era in ancient Indian politics.Bhagavad-gita comes to usin the form of a battlefield dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna andthe warrior Arjuna. The dialogue occurs just before the onset ofthe first military engagement of the Kuruksetra War, a greatfratricidal war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas to determineIndia's political destiny. Arjuna, forgetful of his prescribed dutyas a ksatriya (warrior) whose duty is to fight for a righteouscause in a holy war, decides, for personally motivated reasons, notto fight. Krishna, who has agreed to act as the driver of Arjuna'schariot, sees His friend and devotee in illusion and perplexity andproceeds to enlighten Arjuna regarding his immediate social duty(varna-dharma) as a warrior and, more important, his eternal dutyor nature (sanatana-dharma) as an eternal spiritual entity inrelationship with God. Thus the relevance and universality ofKrishna's teachings transcend the immediate historical setting ofArjuna's battlefield dilemma. Krishna speaks for the benefit of allsouls who have forgotten their eternal nature, the ultimate goal ofexistence, and their eternal relationship withHim.#bhagavad-gita-iskcondesiretree
Gita Daily by Chaitanya Charan 1.2 APK
Is life a doomed journey from a station called birth to a stationcalled death with a bit of pleasure and a lot of pain sprinkledbetween? Though we rarely think of life in such stark terms, isn’tthat its unvarnished reality? No, it isn’t. Life has a higher,richer, sweeter dimension – a spiritual dimension – that wefrequently overlook amidst the horse-race pace of our currentcivilization.The Vedic (Indian) wisdom-tradition has provided someof the loftiest philosophical insights in the world, yet mostcontemporary people – both Indians and non-Indians – find itdifficult to see the relevance of those insights to their dailylives and contexts. This difficulty is caused not by theirrelevance of those insights, but by their inaccessibility: theyare generally written in Sanskrit, often using words that havemultiple meanings embedded in them. Moreover, they frequentlypresume familiarity with the subtle nuances of the thought systemswithin which they developed. Making the totality of Vedic thoughtaccessible to the modern mind requires comprehensive research andexhaustive writing, a massive task upon which many scholarsworldwide are working vigorously. Even if this thought becomesaccessible, not many people have the time – or, more importantly,the interest – to access this giant body of wisdom. Gita-Dailymakes the humble attempt to stimulate interest in Vedic thought bymining and bringing forth small nuggets of wisdom that thecontemporary mind finds accessible, relevant and illuminating.GitaDaily App presents fresh insight from the Bhagavad-gita every daythat can aid intellectuals, spiritual seekers and devotees in:-Gaining a deeper understanding of the Gita’s message- Learning tosee the world with the eyes of the Gita- Empowering themselves withGita insights to conquer their lower impulses- Applying the Gita’steachings for strengthening their devotional practices- UsingKrishna’s words to perceive His presence in their heart and life-Enriching their personal relationship with Krishna.Gita Daily Apppresents timeless wisdom from the Bhagavad-gita every day. Eachpost is just 300 words & hence it can be read in just a fewminutes. Each article is accompanied by and audio and a video classexplaining the article in more detail. Meditate daily on thetimeless wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita and enrich yourself with thesublime wealth of potent, pleasant and penetrating thoughts. GeetaDaily is most relevant to modern age and will bring lasting peaceand happiness in your life.About the author:Chaitanya Charan is amonk and spiritual author. He has done his Electronics &Telecommunications Engineering from the Government College ofEngineering, Pune. He subsequently served as a software engineer ina prominent multinational software corporation. He also secured2350 out of 2400 in GRE, gaining the top rank in Maharashtra.Seeingthe prevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction and overallmisdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality – he feltinspired to dedicate his life to the cause of sharing the spiritualwisdom of the Bhagavad-gita under the aegis of ISKCON(International Society for Krishna consciousness).He is a member ofISKCON’s leading intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council,and is the associate-editor of ISKCON’s global magazine, Back toGodhead.His articles have been published in many nationalnewspapers including Indian Express, Economic Times and Times ofIndia in the Speaking Tree column. His writings in English havebeen translated into several foreign languages including German,Chinese and Romanian and several Indian languages includingKannada, Telgu, Bengali, Hindi and Marathi.He is the author offourteen books. For moredetails:http://www.thespiritualscientist.com/http://www.gitadaily.com/
The Spiritual Scientist by CCD 1.1 APK
We humbly attempt to bridge the deep chasm between the twomountains of human achievement: science and spirituality. Thenecessity of bringing these two towering edifices of humanbrilliance has been underscored by an authority no lesser thanAlbert Einstein, who phrased the union in terms of the human body:“Science without religion is lame, religion without science isblind.” To this end, this site offers the following services: I.Articles: These articles, most of them in the form ofquestion-answers, form the heart of this site. These articles thatgive a glimpse of science and spirituality can be brought togetherfor holistic human growth have been classified into four sectionsdepending on the individual dispositions of various kinds of likelyvisitors to the site: Science and Spirituality: This section isoffered especially for the scientifically inclined, who canexperiment with and experience within the spiritual dimension ofreality, thus expanding the frontiers of science. You can browsethe articles in this section here. Philosophy: This section isoffered especially for the spiritually inclined, who can acquireand utilize the scientific spirit of rational, critical enquiry soas to separate authentic spirituality from dogma, superstition andshallow. You can browse the articles in this section here. Religionand Spirituality: This section helps the discerning to go to thespiritual essence, the common heart of the world’s greatwisdom-traditions in general and the Vedic wisdom-tradition inparticular, while recognizing at the same time the contextualimportance and the practical relevance of their religiousexpressions. You can browse the articles in this section here.Self-help: This section aids us as human beings to benefit from thefruits of both these human enterprises – science and spirituality –so that we can make our lives become easier and happier, and alsobecome equipped and enriched to make a positive difference in theworld. You can browse the articles in this section here. II.Gita-daily meditations: A concise daily meditation on theBhagavad-gita that illumines the daily concerns of aspiringspiritualists living in today’s world with insights from the Gitawisdom-tradition. You can read more about Gita-daily here andbrowse through the various Gita daily articles here. III. AudioContent: 1. Audio Question-Answers (QA): This is probably the mostpopular section of the site, where questions by the spirituallyinquisitive connected with spirituality or its interface withscience or its relevance in current times are answered here inaudio format. You can browse through all the audio QA here 2. AudioLectures: This contains lectures on various devotional themes; youcan browse through all the lectures here.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------About the Author Chaitanya Charan is a monk and spiritual author.He has done his Electronics & Telecommunications Engineeringfrom Pune. He subsequently served as a software engineer in aprominent multinational software corporation. He also secured 2350out of 2400 in GRE, gaining the top rank in Maharashtra. Seeing theprevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction and overallmisdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality – he feltinspired to dedicate his life to the cause of sharing the spiritualwisdom of the Bhagavad-gita under the aegis of ISKCON(International Society for Krishna consciousness). He is the authorof the world’s only Gita-daily feature, wherein he writes daily a300-word inspirational reflection on a verse from the Bhagavad-Gita. He also answers questions by seekers on his sitewww.thespiritualscientist.com. His articles have been published inmany national newspapers including Indian Express, Economic Timesand Times of India in the Speaking Tree column. He is the author offourteen books.
Bhagavad Gita Marathi Audio 1.0 APK
FEATURES★ Narration by vaishnava devotee by His Grace RamsharanDas, India. Produced by Kamlesh Patel★ Offline App. Large size dueto high quality sound. However, once downloaded, it never requiresinternet nor it consumes increasing space on your mobile.★ CompleteBhagavad Geeta★ Most authentic★ High quality sound ★ Nice thematicimages for every chapter★ Good to play everyday while travelling★Easy to play★ Very simple Interface★ No unwanted Pop-ups, Spam, Adsand Notifications★ Absolutely Clean app★ App can be moved to SDCard★ Free★ You can easily share this app with family and friendsthro Google PlayBhagavad-gita, a philosophical poem comprisingseven hundred Sanskrit verses, is one of the most importantphilosophical and literary works known to man. More commentarieshave been written upon the Gita than upon any other philosophicalor religious text in history. As a classic of timeless wisdom, itis the main literary support for the oldest surviving spiritualculture in the world-that of India's Vedic civilization. Not onlyhas the Gita directed the religious life of many centuries ofHindus, but, owing to the pervasive influence of religious conceptsin Vedic civilization, the Gita has shaped India's social, ethical,cultural and even political life as well. Attesting to India'snearly universal acceptance of the Gita, practically everysectarian cult and school of Hindu thought, representing a vastspectrum of religious and philosophical views, acceptsBhagavad-gita as the summum bonum guide to spiritual truth. TheGita, therefore, more than any other single historical source,provides penetrating insight into the metaphysical andpsychological foundation of India's Vedic culture, both ancient andcontemporary.The influence of Bhagavad-gita, however, is notlimited to India. The Gita has deeply affected the thinking ofgenerations of philosophers, theologians, educators, scientists andauthors in the West as well Henry David Thoreau reveals in hisjournal, "Every morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous andcosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita ... in comparison withwhich our modern civilization and literature seem puny andtrivial."The Gita has long been considered the essence of Vedicliterature, the vast body of ancient scriptural writings that formsthe basis of Vedic philosophy and spirituality. As the essence ofthe 108 Upanisads, it is sometimes referred to asGitopanisad.Bhagavad-gita, the essence of Vedic wisdom, wasinjected into the Mahabharata, an action-packed narrative of animportant era in ancient Indian politics.Bhagavad-gita comes to usin the form of a battlefield dialogue between Lord Sri Krishna andthe warrior Arjuna. The dialogue occurs just before the onset ofthe first military engagement of the Kuruksetra War, a greatfratricidal war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas to determineIndia's political destiny. Arjuna, forgetful of his prescribed dutyas a ksatriya (warrior) whose duty is to fight for a righteouscause in a holy war, decides, for personally motivated reasons, notto fight. Krishna, who has agreed to act as the driver of Arjuna'schariot, sees His friend and devotee in illusion and perplexity andproceeds to enlighten Arjuna regarding his immediate social duty(varna-dharma) as a warrior and, more important, his eternal dutyor nature (sanatana-dharma) as an eternal spiritual entity inrelationship with God. Thus the relevance and universality ofKrishna's teachings transcend the immediate historical setting ofArjuna's battlefield dilemma. Krishna speaks for the benefit of allsouls who have forgotten their eternal nature, the ultimate goal ofexistence, and their eternal relationship with Him.
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