is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna, on the battlefield of
Kurukshetra, more than 5000 years ago. Arjuna, a brave warrior was all
set to fight the enemy but lost his courage at the last minute. He was
overcome by grief at the thought of killing the enemy warriors who were
none other but his own cousins, other relations and friends. He was
failing in his right duty. This was his ignorance. Krishna talked to him.
In the conversation that followed, Krishna explained to Arjuna
the cause of his plight. He gave detailed explanation on matters such as
death, rebirth, God and creation, and self realisation. The most
important aspect of this conversation is the truth about God, the human
mind, intellect, ego, the physical body, the Atma and the theory of
Every individual performs some action or the other all the time.
Prompted by desires, mind sets to work and action is taken. When the
mind falls a victim to sense gratification, the course of action goes
wrong and lamentation, unhappiness and misery ensue. This book deals
with each entity like senses, mind etc. in detail, as explained by
Krishna, and explains how the age old principles can be put into
practice in Kaliyuga.
This is not a religious book. It is a book on human behaviour, weaknesses, strength and determined efforts in the right direction. The aim of the book is to enable everyone to see why one fails in any endeavour, what action needs to be taken to avoid failure; why one feels insecure and dissatisfied even when one has nothing to complain, and how to rectify this situation. In the end, the book shows a way to combat one's own difficulties, to be a master and to enjoy life in its full sense. After gaining success in material life, the road leads one on to selfrealiztion and to the House of God where there is nothing but Supreme Joy.