A horrific war is about to begin. As Arjuna surveys the battlefield and sees his friends and kinsmen on both sides, he loses the will to fight and collapses. So begins the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most profound conversations in Sanskrit literature and one of the most important works in Hindu thought.
We present the Gita at four levels of difficulty, so that you can choose the level that's right for you. Level 1 is great for beginners, and Level 4 contains the original verses.
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Arjuna is one of the central figures of the Bhagavad Gita. Who are some of his family members?9
Duryodhana is a powerful warrior. Who is Duryodhana, and what does he want? How is he related to Arjuna and Arjuna's brothers?14
Krishna is one of the central figures of the Bhagavad Gita. But who is he, really? How does he relate to everyone else?18
A great battle will take place on the field of Kurukshetra. Who all will fight in the field? How do they feel about each other?23
Chapter 1 of the Bhagavad Gita told at four levels of difficulty. Level 1 is for beginners, and level 4 is the original.269
Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita told at four levels of difficulty. Level 1 is for beginners, and level 4 is the original.133