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"Bhagavad Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of

devotion to God, which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge. The
Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna's primary purpose for descending and incarnating
is to relieve the world of any negative, and undesirable influence that are
opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable
intention to be perpetually within the reach of humanity" – Sri Ramanujar.

The primary purpose of Bhagavad Gita is to illuminate
the realization of the true nature of divinity; for the
highest spiritual conception and the greatest material
perfection to attain the love of God. It is considered as
one of the greatest spiritual books the world has ever
known. In a very clear and concise way the Supreme
Lord, Sri Krishna, describes the science of self-
realization and the process by which human beings can
establish their eternal relationship with God. In terms
of pure spiritual knowledge, Bhagavad Gita is
incomparable. Its intrinsic beauty is that its knowledge
applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian ideology or
secular view. It is approachable from the sanctified realms of all religions
and is glorified as the epitome of all spiritual teachings. This is because the
proficiency in Bhavad Gita reveals the eternal principles, which are
fundamental and essential for spiritual life from all perspectives and allows
one to perfectly understand the esoteric truths hidden within all religious
scriptures. Many great thinkers have all contemplated and deliberated upon
its timeless message.

Sri Krishna shows His cosmic form to Arjuna in the battle field of
Kurukshetra; and expounds the Bhagavad Gita (the essence of Upanishads)
to him.

The Gita starts with the psychological upheaval in the
mind of Arjuna, at the battlefield in Kurushetra, with
Sri Krishna as his charioteer. Arjuna is disturbed at the
thought of the destruction of his own kith and kin, as
well confused about the pathway of righteousness.

Sri Krishna, the teacher of Gita addresses himself to
the metaphysical question. Sri Krishna, in the Gita
teaches that life itself is a battle. All the people in the

harmonized all paths of yoga and made religion easy and brought it to the common man. . and when all our powers are used for the good of the society then all prosperity. do your duty for duty’s sake and love for love’s sake. knowledge. Sri Krishna declares himself as the Creator. Sri Krishnar says "I am the goal and the way" In Bhagavad Gita. when we become Lords of yoga and Masters of selfless and detached action. and placed before us the highest ideals of love. yoga and work. Sustainer and Destroyer of the entire Universe. This Maha mantra taught to Arjuna by Lord Sri Krishna and enshrined in Bhagavad Gita says "Leaving every other method taught for salvation. Aham tva Sarva papebyo Moksha Isyaami maa Sucha". Work is a spirit of detachment. Sri Krishna shows the entire Universe is but a fraction of His unbounded splendour and that everything emanates from Him and merges in His cosmic form. He made us to feel the presence of God in our midst and showed us how to live in the world with compassion and equanimity.66). Even those who have risen above the necessity of work would do well to work without desire to set an example to others."Sarva Dharmaan Parityajya Maam Ekam Saranam Vraja. Sri Nammazwar has enshrined this very same principle in Tiruvaimozhi. material and spiritual benefits will follow as a matter of course. . The Charama sloka of Srimad Bhagavad Gita was voluntarity taught to Sri Ramanuja. it is as good as renunciation. you surrender to me and only to me. The Gita is one of the clearest and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy. to transform work into spiritual Sadhana. Give up all selfish desires.world are to work. When our mind is fixed on the supreme reality. This is the sum of all teachings and is called "Charmasloka" in the Srivaishnava sampradayam. I will cleanse you from all sins and give you salvation". work for work’s sake. Sri Krishna was a great spiritual teacher who gave the character of religious liberty to all. In particular in Chapter X and XI. Sri Krishna declares unequivocally that He is the goal of existence and advises Souls to surrender to Him (Chapter XVIII.

He distinguishes instrumental Bhakthi from intrinsic Bhakthi. According to Sri Ramanuja the fundamental teachings of the Gita in regard to the pathway to man’s perfection is Bhakthi. It is a steady flow of loving meditation directed to the Supreme Being. Sri Ramanuja preached the Bhakti Marga. . Article written by Sriman Tamatapu Sampath Kumaran . The stress was on "Prapatti" or complete surrender to Sriman Narayana in total abandonment of ego as exhorted in Bhagavad Gita.