|The Gita is a book of universal truth.
Its message is universal, sublime, and non-sectarian although it is
a part of the scriptural trinity of Sanaatana Dharma, commonly
known as Hinduism. The Gita is very easy to understand in any language for a mature mind. A
repeated reading with faith will reveal all the sublime ideas contained in it. A few difficult
verses are interspersed here and there but they have no direct bearing on
practical issues or the central theme of Gita.
The Gita deals with the most sacred metaphysical science. It
imparts the knowledge of the Self and answers two universal questions: who am I and how can I
lead a happy and peaceful life in this world of dualities. It is a book of
yoga—the moral and spiritual growth—for mankind based on the cardinal principles of Hindu
The message of Gita came to humanity due to Arjuna's
unwillingness to do his duty as a warrior, because fighting involved
destruction and killing. Nonviolence or Ahimsaa is one of the most fundamental tenets of Hinduism. All
lives, human or non human, are sacred. This immortal discourse between the Supreme Lord,
Krishna, and His devotee-friend, Arjuna, occurs not in a temple or a
secluded forest or on a mountain top but in a battle field on the eve of
war and is recorded in the great epic, Mahabharata.