Bhagavad Gita: Krishna and Arjuna on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra AudiobookRegular price $15.00 Sale price $2.00 Save 87%
As the Bhagavad-Gita begins, in Chapter 1, a blind King—called Dhritarashtra—asks Sanjaya, his secretary, to tell him what happens in a battle between his sons (the Kauravas) and their cousins (the Pandavas).
Arjuna, a Pandava Prince, is preparing for the battle at Kurukshetra (in today’s northern India). Krishna (in Hindu belief the Supreme Personality of the Godhead) agrees to be Arjuna’s charioteer. Taking up his bow, and preparing to fight, Arjuna sees Dhritarashtra’s sons who are also preparing to do battle.
Krishna, adhering to Arjuna’s wishes, drives the chariot in between the two fighting forces. When he is between both armies, Arjuna becomes very upset. With his mind reeling, he foresees not just a battle between people who know each other, he also foresees the imminent death of people who are (or have been) close to him: his teachers; his relatives; his friends.
The content of the text is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra just prior to the start of a climactic war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and Prince and elaborates on a number of different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies.
This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life. During the discourse, Krishna reveals his identity as the Supreme Being Himself (Bhagavan), blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring glimpse of His divine absolute form. - Wikipedia
- By: UNKNOWN
- Translated by: Sir Edwin ARNOLD
- Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
- Format: MP3 (zip file)
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