In ancient India, when people wanted to teach spiritual lessons, they did so through symbolic stories. The Bhagavad Gītā is one such story. Gītā refers to poems that are sung and Bhagavad means God. So the Bhagavad Gītā is known as the Song of God.
The Bhagavad Gītā is considered a jewel of the world’s scriptures. Its verses explain the practices and theories of the full range of the ancient Indian spiritual philosophies including teachings on Sāṁkhya Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jñāna Yoga, and Karma Yoga. It is also a treatise on social and political aspects of life.
The Bhagavad Gītā has achieved popularity throughout the ages and cultures of the world primarily because its teachings are universal, practical, and accessible. It makes profound, esoteric teachings relevant to everyday, ordinary life. It is as relevant and helpful today as it was when it was written.
The full e-publication of the Bhagavad Gītā has been divided into six separate e-books containing the three volumes of the original print version: Chapters I-VI on Karma Yoga, Chapters VII-XII on Bhakti Yoga, and Chapters XIII-XVIII on Jñāna Yoga.
Bhagavad Gītā Volume 1A includes Chapters 1-3 of the original print version and the glossary.