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.

 

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15 Responses to “The Story of the Bhagavad-Gita”

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  1. Vasanth says:

    I was just looking for a map of Africa on Google Images and I came across your site. Just as an FYI the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedas are two distinct entities. The Vedas are quite a bit older than the Gita. So when you linked to someone chanting the Vedas, they’re not chanting the Vedas they are chanting the Bhagavad

  2. Uncle Irv says:

    Thanks Vasanth.
    What part of India are you from?
    Mark

  3. apc33 says:

    Thanks Vasanth. I will change the link soon. All the best…

  4. enrique says:

    Gracias I do not have a computer so I use computer of amigo. I have 21 years I like to listena a nice conversation on the Internet. I think it is nice so I would like to get some copy. Iwuold like to sign up. Please send me fotos anothe convesation by internet can I see more in the future.

  5. enrique says:

    Gracias

  6. Priyanka says:

    Hey people…

    Just wanted to let ya know something…

    The Vedas are ancient Indian scriptures. They have been coming down from generation to generation. And this has been happening from many millions of years. They unveil the greatest truths regarding the history of all the different universes, the cosmic manifestation, the secrets of what happens after death, and ayurvedic therapies to get rid of almost any kind of ailment which the modern scientists have failed to discover. They deal with the topics not only related to our universe,but also the other universes.But unfortunately,they have been adulterated to the maximum extent and are bing treated as old fashioned pieces of junk. But till date,watever inventions and discoveries are being made by modern day stalwarts are the fundamentals of the science stated in the Vedas.
    Indian scriptures consists of 4 Vedas, 108 Upanishads, Puranas and Itihasas.It is practically impossible for a human being to complete reading them in their lifetime.

    Regarding the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna is one of the incarnation of the Supreme Lord,who comes to protect His devotees who surrender unto Him. Arjuna and his four brothers were cheated by his step brothers by occupying their Kingdom,trying to strip their wife naked in front of other assembly members,and many other great offenses.All this is stated in the Great Indian Epic,the MAHABHARATA,a combination of betrayal, science, politics and philosophy. It is a treasure house of knowledge which describes how Lord Krishna descends to the Earth for His devotees to save them from the evil committed against them. Bhagavad Gita is a part of Mahabharata in which Arjuna had to kill his evil brothers, all his relatives and friends according to the will of the Lord.

    In Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna reveals the ultimate truths of life, relationship between a man and God, incidents that take place in the after life,etc. It also reminds us the fact that we are just part and parcels of Him and until and unless we get rid of false ego,pride,etc, we can never attain peace.

    C Ya…

  7. Priyanka says:

    Hey forgot to tell ya ppl abt the Hindu prayers.
    The ancient Indian language,Sanskrit,is not just any other language. The alphabets are so composed that pronouncing each word makes a lot of difference in our bodily as well as spiritual energies. The word OM is globally accepted as the most powerful mantra which regulates the mental energies with us and brings about a lot of difference in our lives. OM is a mantra has more than over 100 meanings. But it is chanted though we don’t know what among the 100 meanings is applicable to it. It is the same with the other mantras. They are so powerful that even when chanting them without knowing the meaning,they bring a remarkable change in our lives.Some mantras yield the same results when pronounced accurately or wrongly,but some produce disastrous results when pronounced improperly.
    I conclude from all this that Indian prayers(vedic mantras rather), do a great deal of good when read with full concentration or absent mindedly, pronunced perfectly or improperly or by knowing the meaning or without.

    Srila Prabhupada was a great author who has composed many books on Sri Krishna. They are authentic works and can be referred to for knowing more about Krishna.
    And http://www.sacred-texts.org is a website that has the contents of all the vedas,puranas,upanishads,etc.

  8. uncle irv says:

    Hey pPiyanka
    Many thanks for taking the trouble to add all this information. I am going to check out the website “sacred texts” now
    cheers
    Mark

  9. Namasthe:

    Beauty of the Bhagavad-Gita is that it is a discussion between PARAMATHMAN [Absolute soul] and JEEVATHMAN [individual soul -Atman].

    That is the reason why Gita is universal and does not have much to do with Mahabharata war.

    The war as well as the warring armies Pandavas [GOOD] & Kauravas [BAD] are symbolic representation like YIN & YANG.

    Pandavas and Kauravas are the two sides of the same coin.

    Gita starts with Samkhya philosophy and ends with Samkhya philosophy.

  10. ranu says:

    your story was marvellous.i really enjoyed.specially i liked spanish words what you used.

  11. butik says:

    This is good storie,

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