The Geeta is an intimate dialogue between God and man. The God-incarnate is Lord Krishna and man is represented by the Mahabharata hero Arjuna. It is intimate because the esoteric wisdom imparted therein, says the Lords, is "is more secret than secrecy itself" (XVII. 63).
A great battle is to ensue between the two royal clans of Kauravas and Pandavas. Arjuna requests
Krishna, who is acting as his charioteer, to take him between the two standing armies so that he
may have a look at those who have gathered to fight with him. There Arjuna is overcome with grief and refuses to raise his bow against his respected gurus and elders, and other kith and kin. At this critical juncture Lord Krishna explains to him what is right and what is wrong, and how by adhering to dharma a person can earn the highest virtue.
Every human heart is like a battlefield of good and evil forces. At times a person is not able to
decide the right course of action. He is deluded and confused. When confronted with such a
situation, he can turn to the Geeta, it will not fail him. The book therefore is of universal appeal which offers satisfactory solution to basic human problems. Whatever page you turn, and whichever verse you read, it is bound to elevate and inspire. It is not the book of a particular race or religion but the common heritage of the entire mankind.
The general theme of the dialogue is the realization of the Supreme-Self through the constant practice of Yogic entity. Sri Krishna declares that those who strive, endowed with the spirit of selfless action, Yajna and Yoga, perceive the Lord dwelling in the self. Sri Krishna gives a
definite promise of His grace in the words, "Resigning all the Dharmas, seek refuge in Me
alone. I shall liberate you from all sins Grieve not."
The explanations of verse are elaborate and elegant ... . Laced with inspiring anecdotes, it is a remarkable commentary which will enlighten the learned as well as the laymen, in India and also in foreign lands. - BALDEO SAHAI Fellow, Indian National Science Academy
Mrs. Prabha Duneja has presented the universal and timeless message of The Bhagawad Geeta in a scholarly yet practical way. - Swami Prabuddhananda, Vedanta Society of Northern California, USA
The Legacy of Yoga in Bhagawad Geeta is a unique scholarly achievement and one, which will greatly benefit all who encounter it. I heartily recommend it. - Prof. Norris W. Palmer, Ph.D. Saint Mary's College of California, USA
From the moment, I picked up Prabha Duneja's translation of The Bhagawad Geeta, I knew this was an inspired work. Not only is her rendition an academic contribution in clear English but it retains the power of the original Sanskrit. - Prof. Sujan Burgeson Ph.D., Yuba College, California, USA
About the Author(s)
Founder and president of the Geeta Society, is also an active member of the Women's Federation for world peace and the United Nations Association, USA. She is also the chairwoman of the Women's Interfaith Circle of Service/CC-URI and a recipient of the Global Citizen award, given by UNA-the Commonwealth Club San Francisco, the Parliament of World's Religions, schools, universities, churches, mosques, and interfaith conferences.
Mrs. Duneja, a graduate from the Sanskrit University of Kurukshetra, is a well-known Vedic scholar and a devotee of Lord Krishna. She is the author of the Legacy of Yoga in Bhagawad Geeta, Mantra and the Modern Man, Bhagawad Geeta: The Gospel of Timeless Wisdom, and has also recorded several series of lectures on the science of yoga and meditation, the secret powers of mantra, and the Bhagawad Geeta. For more information visit her website: holygeeta.org and contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org