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The Bhagavad-Gita

Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

Publisher: Bantam Classics
The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.

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THE FIRST TEACHING



ARJUNA'S DEJECTION



Dhritarashtra



Sanjaya, tell me what my sons

and the sons of Pandu did when they met,

wanting to battle on the field of Kuru,

on the field of sacred duty? 1



Sanjaya



Your son Duryodhana, the...
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