The Story of the Bhagavad-Gita

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Bhagavad Gita: Lord Krishna and Arjuna
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Mark and Pedro and Kenni and Be are talking about the Bhagavad-Gita after dinner.

Mark: Hello everybody. I am just sitting here with Pedro. We have just had dinner and we are having a glass of red wine. Pedro, you are from Chile.
Pedro: Yes. From Chile.
Mark: That is in South America.
Pedro: Yes, in south of South America.
Mark: …you come from Santiago. Santiago is the capital, isn’t it?
Pedro: Yes. Santiago is the capital of Chile. It is in the middle of the country and now it is a polluted city…too much smoke and it is not good to live in Santiago.
Mark: But you have been living in India for the last year?
Pedro: Yes, yes. We live in India. Traveling and living…
Mark: Uh-huh.
Kenni: and learning!
Pedro: and learning…
Mark: Before you were telling me about the Bhagavad-Gita. We were talking about the Vedas…and I wanted to ask you…have you heard the…the Vedas being chanted in India?
Pedro: Yes, I think…It is not easy to say if it is the Vedas or not because I do not speak Sanskrit
Mark: uh-huh
Pedro: and they sing in an old old language…
Mark: uh-huh
Pedro: and some people who sing…they don’t understand…
Mark: uh-huh
Pedro: other people understand more Sanskrit…yes maybe I listened a lot of times…to this kind of…Vedas.
Mark: uh-huh
Pedro: I don’t know where is the moment or when (if)…(it) is all the Vedas, no? Because sometimes they sing but sometimes they sing all night long…all night long…but sometimes they sing not all night long…you know…it is not easy to know if it is this big book or not. I don’t know.
Mark: Many books, no?
Pedro: Many books, yes.
Mark: Before you were talking about Arjuna and Krishna
Pedro: Yeah.
Mark: Before, you were talking about Arjuna. Arjuna and Krishna. Can you tell us that story?
Pedro: Krishna? The history (story) about Bhagavad-gita? Krishna was a god or maybe some reincarnation or maybe some son of god, no?
Mark: uh-huh
Pedro: you know, for this kind of cult…and he returned to the land…to India…
Mark: uh-huh.
Pedro: to help Arjuna. Arjuna was a prince…like Prince Life, no? And aah…Bhagavad Gita speaks about this…about…he thinks…aah…now I have a problem…my country has a problem and I need to go to war…to fight…
Mark: uh-huh
Pedro: but I do not like to go to fight…how I need to…to make…
Mark: What should I do?
Pedro: What should I do?
Everybody: What should I do?
Pedro: What should I do in this situation?
Mark: Uh-huh.
Pedro
: And aah Krishna comes to help…make good consejoconsejo? (Spanish)
Be and Kenni
: Advice!
Mark: Advice. To give advice.
Pedro: Advice. Como advertencia (Spanish).
Kenni: No no no. ‘advice’ is consejo (Spanish).
Mark: How do you say that in Spanish? “Krishna gave him advice.”
Kenni: Krishna le vio un consejo.
Mark and Kenni: Krishna le vio un consejo.
Mark: Krishna gave him advice.
Be: Exactly.
Pedro: Krishna le vio un consejo
Mark: Uh-huh.
Pedro: yes…but a lot of advice…not just the one piece, no?
Kenni and Everybody: Hahaha
Mark: It’s long. It’s the biggest book. It’s the great book. The Bhagavad-Gita.