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