Bhagavad Gita, the epochal Indian classic brimming with eternal wisdom, needs no introduction. Set in the narrative framework of a discourse between the Supreme Lord Krishna and his disciple Arjun on the verge of the Mahabharat war, it is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand summary of Vedic philosophy.
Frozen in inaction, Arjun turns to Krishna for succour. Lord Krishna goes beyond his immediate dilemma to give Arjun a profound discourse on the philosophy of life. He encapsulates the essence of spirituality and virtues like courage, honour, death, and love in it.
For any advice to be useful, it must address two aspects—theory and practice. Bhagavad Gita not only provides a deeply philosophical understanding of the world, or Brahma Vidya, but it also describes clear-cut techniques to implement spiritual precepts in everyday life. This is why it is also called Yog Shastra—it deals with methodologies for the application of spiritual knowledge, such as karm yog, jnana yog and bhakti yog. Including original Sanskrit verses, and English transliterations as well as translations, Swami Mukundananda’s commentary on the Gita contains crystal-clear explanations, scriptural references and witty stories. Through the text of the scripture, he brings forth a treasure-chest of life lessons for us to imbibe. With characteristic charm, Swami Mukundananda leads the reader page-by-page on the path to ever-lasting peace and happiness.