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A sacred Hindu text that is incorporated into the Mahabharata and takes the form of a philosophical dialogue in which Krishna instructs the prince Arjuna in ethical matters and the nature of God.

[Sanskrit bhagavad-gītā, song of the Blessed One (Krishna) : bhagavat-, fortunate, blessed (from bhagaḥ, good fortune; see bhag- in Indo-European roots) + gītā, song (from gāyati, he sings).]
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(Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) a sacred Hindu text composed about 200 bc and incorporated into the Mahabharata, a Sanskrit epic
[from Sanskrit: song of the Blessed One, from bhaga blessing + gītā a song]
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(ˈbʌg ə vədˈgi tɑ)

a sacred Hindu text forming a part of the Mahabharata.
[< Skt: song of the blessed one]
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A philosophical work on ethics and the nature of God, forming part of Mahabharata.
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Noun1.Bhagavad-Gita - (Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic)Bhagavad-Gita - (Hinduism) the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata (a Sanskrit epic); contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Mahabharata, Mahabharatam, Mahabharatum - (Hinduism) a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
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This global forum will introduce the essence of Bhagavad Gita to all the participants, and will further deepen the understanding of the text to those already familiar.
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Irina Gajjar's (author of The Gita, a contemporary translation of the Bhagavad Gita) On Hinduism is an inviting and concise introduction to a diverse tradition, one claimed by a billion people worldwide while remaining little understood in the Western world.
Meanwhile, Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii has created history by not only becoming the first Hindu ever to be sworn in as a member of the US House of Representatives, but also being the first ever US lawmaker to have taken oath of office on Bhagavad Gita. Tulsi is neither Indian nor of Indian heritage.
The Bhagavad Gita - or, in translation from Sanskrit, the Song of God - is the most important part of the Indian epic poem Mahabharata.
This paper provides an analysis of the Nicomachean Ethics (Aristotle, Rowe, & Broadie, 2002) and The Bhagavad Gita (Gita) (Easwaran, 2007) that have, at times, been discussed in the organizational literature independently (Chow Hoi Hee, 2007; Hartman, 2006, 2008; Kupers & Statler, 2008; Rarick & Nickerson, 2009; Morris, 1998; Solomon, 1992, 1993, 2004; Stroud, 2005; Wijnberg, 2000); however, these perspectives have not been brought together for a more global perspective.