Bhagavad Gita

CHAPTER 5 Introduction Like the Sermon on the Mount, it has an immediacy that sweeps away time, place, and circumstance. Addressed to everyone, of whatever background or status, the Gita distills the loftiest truths of Indian's ancient wisdom into simple, memorable poetry that haunts the mind and informs the affairs of everyday life. Historians surmise that like the Iliad, the Mahabharata might well be based on actual events, culminating in a war that took place somewhat around 1,000 B.C. - close to the very dawn to recorded Indian history. This guess has been supported by excavations as the ancient city of Dvaraka, which, according to the Mahabharata, was destroyed and submerged in the se