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Story – Why and How Bhagavad Gita was composed by Sage Vyasa?

There are numerous theories and stories why and how Bhagavad Gita became a part of the Mahabharata. This is one such story. Legend has it that when Sage Vyasa first composed the Mahabharat, Bhagavad Gita was not included.

Sage Narada who heard about the Mahabharata showed intense interest in it but the sage was disappointed after reading the epic. He felt that the epic did not effectively bring out the teachings of Sri Krishna. Vishwaroopa Darshan in the Hastinapura Court and the agility and cleverness of Sri Krishna in the Kurukshetra battlefield is not enough felt Sage Narada. If the epic is to be universal, the teachings of Sri Krishna should be included.  Answer to all the problems that Mahabharat raises is only found in the teachings of Sri Krishna, advised Sage Narada.

Sage Vyasa agreed to Narada Rishi. However, did not know how to include the teachings of Sri Krishna in the Mahabharata. He felt adding a new chapter to the already completed work will mar the readability of the…

Bhagavad Gita Quiz – Based on Chapter 1 and 2

This Bhagavad Gita Quiz is based on the first and second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The aim of the quiz is to understand few important teachings in the first two chapters and also to get a general idea of Gita. Certain questions might be very easy and some might be bit tough.

You can also take up the Bhagavad Gita to find answers. As this will help you in understanding Gita more.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Quiz

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8 Teachings

Brahman is imperishable, the Supreme; His essential nature is called Self Knowledge, the creative force that causes beings to spring into manifestation is called work.
Whosoever leaving the body goes forth remembering Me alone, at the time of his death, he attains My being; there is no doubt about this.
Whosoever, at the end, leaves the body, thinking of any being, to that being only he goes, because of his constant thought of that being.
Therefore at all times, remember Me, with mind and intellect fixed in Me; you shall doubtless come to Me alone.
Uttering the one-syllabled ‘OM’  and remembering Me he who departs, leaving the body, attains the Supreme Goal.
That highest Purusha is attainable by unswerving devotion to Him alone within whom all beings dwell and by whom all this is pervaded.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8