THE BACK COVER

  

Gita 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 Karma (action).

 

          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. 

 

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