The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Shri Krishna, spoke the science of
Bhagavad-Gita to His confidential devotee Arjuna in the middle of the
battlefield of Kurukshetra around B.C 3102.The Supreme Personality."
Bhagavad-gétä explains about Éçvara (the Supreme Lord), jéva (the living entity), prakåti (nature), käla (eternal time) and karma (activity). Out of these five, the Lord, the living entities or souls, material nature and time are eternal. Karma is temprorary.
People think that Lord Caitanya is a yogi, swami, a saint like any other
swamis, saints and yogis. But the scriptures say that Lord Caitanya is Krishna,
God. Lord Krishna advented in the spring of 1486 in the form of a devotee, Lord
Caitanya, to propagate the devotional service of Him.
Albert Einstein When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.
Mahatma Gandhi When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.
Sri Aurobindo The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race, a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.
Henry David Thoreau In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.
Prime Minister Nehru The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.
Herman Hesse The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
Rudolph Steiner In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.
Adi Shankara From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.
Aldous Huxley The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.