The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God), is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Lord Krishna, a manifestation of God Himself. The context of the Gita is a conversation between Lord Krishna and prince Arjuna, taking place in the middle of the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra War with armies on both sides ready to battle. Responding to Arjuna’s confusion and moral dilemma about fighting his own cousins who command a tyranny imposed on a disputed empire, Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince, and explains different ways in which the soul can reach the supreme being.

Wake up! Be thyself!

The glory of the Self is beheld by few.

The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought, beyond all change.

This is true knowledge, to seek the Self as the true end of wisdom always. To seek anything else is ignorance.