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The Bhagavad Gita Introduction

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce The Bhagavad Gita.

Objective

Understand The Bhagavad Gita’s prominent role in yoga philosophy, and establish a foundation for exploring its teachings.

Description

Become familiar with The Bhagavad Gita, a foundational yoga text that features a dialogue between the incarnate god Krishna and the warrior-prince Arjuna. Tell how the Gita is structured. Provide an overview of its contents. Summarize Arjuna’s “impossible task” and consider some of the concepts that are central to the Gita, including detachment and renunciation. Review how the Gita describes yoga.

Vocabulary

Arjuna, The Bhagavad Gita, detachment, Gita, renunciation


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