Set in the context of the battle between the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita begins with a moving description of Arjuna’s anguish and conflict at the sigh of the people he held dear, arrayed against him on the battlefield. The Gita proceeds to unfold, in the form of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, the nature of oneself to be infinite and timeless, not subject to destruction or sorrow.
The Gita is both a Jnana and Yoga. It represents the knowledge of the Upanishads in an authentic, condensed form. It also delineates the two lifestyles for the committed pursuit of this knowledge: Sannyasa and Karma Yoga. For this reason, the Gita is accorded the salted stature of an Independent Source Book (Pramana Grantha).
An Audio Course (Course Code – AVG3140) on Vedanta Texts- Bhagavad Gita: Bhagavad Gita by Swami Dayananda Saraswati.