By Swami Harshananda, 47 Pages, Paperback.
The greatness and the popularity of the Gita can be attributed to several factors. It is a part of the epic Mahabharata. The teacher of the Gita is Sri Krishna, who is regarded as an incarnation of God Himself. As ideal friend, great statesman, invincible warrior, wise preceptor and yogi par excellence, he harmonizes in his life the various conflicting activities of life. It is precisely this that makes him the fittest person to preach such a spiritual classic. Arjuna, the recipient of the teaching, though himself a great warrior, is a typical representative of humanity, liable to be upset or confused during periods of crisis. The questions, doubts and misgivings he raises and the solutions that Sri Krishna offers are relevant and valid even today.