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Bhagavad Gita Song of God

Bhagvad Gita is the song of god. Bhagavan ka Geet. One may wonder who can sing a song at the critical moment of death. A fratricidal war is on set (Bhagavd-gita - Setting the Scene) and somebody tries to sing a song! It is difficult to understand when the time of war and emergency arises no government sings a song. Rather they conform in secret political maneuvering, strategic deployment. These are the activities at the moment of war.

Only Krishna can sing, and sing out of love. Not for any other purpose. This love that Lord Krishna exhibits as singing not only dispels the doubt or the illusion created by the material attachment but also it establishes the relationship of the soul to the supersoul (Bhagavd-gita 9.29). This eternal relationship he fosters with a process which is also eternal in nature and that is called Bhakti. At the end of this relationship and performance of the process, love is pouring out. The final result is love. Love alone exists, or rules. Why one has to be convinced about the subject matter of Bhagvad Gita? It is not a belief system. It is not a sort of religion from a particular tract of land. Rather it is the universal principle that mankind faces. This principle has to be exposed because it gives the total relief from all the miseries of material existence. " janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi-duhkha-dosanudarsanam"

Now there is nothing like the American birth, or the Indian death, or an African disease, or Russian old age (Bhagavad-gita 7.13 purport). All these four things that are miserable in nature, they exist everywhere. Actually they are running after us and our aspirations and make them a failure all the time. So, what kind of song is Lord Krishna singing? This song is so marvelous that it is called the cream of all the Upanisads. Therefore Bhagavad Gita is named as Gitopanisad. And Krishna, very intelligently, in a supreme way, He establishes the five tattvas, or subject matters (Bhagavad-gita - Introduction)...

 

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