Namaskaar. Continuing with the wonderful Introduction to Bhagavad Gita by Pujya Swamiji in this our Part 9. This is a brilliant explanation of the Gita, why its considered a Pramana Grantha, its place in the Vedic teachings, its compliance with vedic laws and principles, its usefulness to us, its purpose and the beauty and validity of its teachings for each one of us. Not only are we all fortunate to have the great Gita as our guide but also Pujya Swamiji to explain to us the utility and beauty of this great treatise.
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THE GITA AS A MEANS OF KNOWLEDGE
The Gita, of course, is not as voluminous as the Vedas, which contain all the Upanisads. The Upanisads are the original source book which is understood with the help of books like the Gita, since these books present the same material very cogently in an easily understood form. This is why the Gita is referred to as the gitasastra. Continue reading