The Message of the Gita by Gandhi PDF Summary
Dear readers, here we are presenting The Message of the Gita by Gandhi PDF for all of you. The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is one of the most important and holy scriptures in Hinduism. There are 700 verses in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. It is said to be one of the best scriptures to grow in your life.
The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is a part of the epic Mahabharata. There are 18 chapters in the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita which is mainly written in the Sanskrit language and later translated into other languages. So that those who are not able to read Sanskrit can also read the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita.
The Message of the Gita by Gandhi PDF
I would like to say to the diligent reader of my writings and to others who are interested in them that I am not at all concerned with appearing to be consistent. In my search after Truth, I have discarded many ideas and learned many new things. Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of the flesh. What I am concerned with is my readiness to obey the call of Truth, my God, from moment to moment, and, therefore, when anybody finds any inconsistency between any two writings of mine, if he has still faith in my sanity, he would do well to choose the latter of the two on the same subject.
Harijan, 29-4-’33, p. 2
M. K. Gandhi
Even in 1888-89, when I first became acquainted with the Gita, I felt that it was not a historical work, but that under the guise of physical warfare, it described the duel that perpetually went on in the hearts of mankind, and that physical warfare was brought in merely to make the description of the internal duel more alluring. This preliminary intuition became more confirmed on a closer study of religion and the Gita. A study of the Mahabharata gave it added confirmation. I do not regard the Mahabharata as historical work in the accepted sense. The Adiparva contains powerful evidence in support of my opinion. By ascribing to the chief actors superhuman or subhuman origins, the great Vyasa made short work of the history of kings and their peoples. The persons therein described may be historical but the author of the Mahabharata has used them merely to drive home his religious theme.
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