Bhagavad Gita - Introduction

The Bhagavad Gita is the oldest and most widely read book of theistic science in the world today. Also known as the Gitopanishad, Srimad Bhagavad Gita has been the principle handbook of yoga for more than 5,000 years.

Krishna – The Supreme Vedantist

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Sannyasins who follow the philosophical path of acarya Sripada Sankara are now generally known as Vedantists. Those who follow the philosophical paths of Vaisnava acaryas such as acarya Sripada Ramanujacarya, Sripada Madhvacarya, Sripada Visnu-svami etc. are known as the Bhagavatas. The so-called Vedantists designate the followers of Vaisnava acaryas as Bhagavatas whereas for themselves they think that Vedanta philosophy is the monopoly subject matter for the studies of the Sankarites only. Following this principle, some other classes of sannyasins who are not recognized either by the Sankarites or by the Vaisnavites also designate themselves as Vedantists.

Who is Bhagavan?

Swami B. G. Narasingha

Bhagavad-gita truly begins from the second chapter. Bhagavad-gita literally means the ‘Song of Bhagavan’ and Bhagavan means the Absolute Truth. Here for the first time in Bhagavad-gita, Shri Krishna is addressed as Bhagavan. According to Vedic scholars such as Parasara Muni, Bhagavan means one who possesses all wealth, strength, fame, beauty, knowledge and renunciation.  

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