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Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita consists of 700 verses in Sanskrit and was written by the sage and saint Vyasa. It is the philosophical essence of the great Indian epic Mahabharata. In its timeless dialogue between the teacher or guru (Krishna) and the student (Arjuna), the Bhagavad Gita instructs man on the art of right living and right acting.
The dialogue deals with the complex question of the true nature of man and his relationship to God. It takes place on a battlefield, which symbolises the ceaseless struggle between man’s lower and higher (true) nature. According to the Gita, there are three paths leading to the Supreme Truth: the path of selfless service (Karma Yoga), the path of love and devotion to the Divine (Bhakti Yoga) and the path of knowledge (Jnana Yoga). Soaring to great philosophical heights, the Bhagavad Gita represents the essence of Vedic wisdom.

Srimad Bhagavatam

This scripture with Lord Krishna as its central figure is a comprehensive encyclopaedia of the ethics, philosophy and spirituality of India. The Srimad Bhagavatam is a significant work on Bhakti (devotion) in harmony with knowledge (Jnana). Here the ambrosia of Bhakti is blended with the elixir of Jnana. This scripture is unique in its beauty, its charm, its language and its philosophy.

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