What is the Bhagavad Gita?
The Bhagavad Gita is the definitive guide to self-realization. A transcendental literature spoken 5000 years ago from the Supreme Personality of Godhead for the benefit of humanity. It is meant to relieve us of unnecessary pain and suffering, resulting in complete deliverance from the cycle of birth, death, disease and old age.
Looking across the battlefield of Kuruksetra at his family and friends, Arjuna is stricken with sorrow and confusion over the battle to come. About to lay down his weapons, Krsna reveals himself as the Supreme Personality of Godhead and in doing so, relieves Arjuna of illusion and doubt.'
Throughout history, there has been a chain of holy scholars, referred to as the Disciplic succession, responsible for passing down the Vedic wisdom that has built the world's oldest religious and philosophical system. Arjuna is one of those disciples and The Bhagavad Gita is the embodiment of Krishna bestowing him with this wisdom.
It is believed that those who understand the knowledge presented in Bhagavad Gita and apply it to life in the material world will be freed from fear and sorrow and find happiness in the true purpose of life; living in service of God with faith and understanding.