Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 4 - Verse 4

arjuna uvaca –
aparam bhavato janma param janma vivasvatah
katham etad vijaniyam tvam adau proktavan iti

Translation: 

Arjuna said: You were born only recently and the sungod appeared long ago. So how am I to understand that in ancient times You had taught him the science of yoga?

Translation: 
Commentary: 
According to the above statement of Shri Krishna, the Bhagavad-gita is a very ancient text. Krishna says that previously He had spoken this knowledge of yoga to Vivasvan, the predominating deity of the sun planet, and in turn Vivasvan passed on this knowledge to other universal leaders and great kings. This flow of knowledge from one to another is called parampara or disciplic succession. But in time the knowledge of yoga was lost and therefore Krishna was again speaking Bhagavad-gita to Arjuna. ...continue reading »

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