|The Gita is
described thus:the Upanishads are the cow; Arjuna is the calf, Krishna is the milkman and
the Gita is the milk drawn by Krishna from the Upanishads cow and wise men drink that
milk. It means that the Gita is the essence of the Upanishads.
Learned men down the ages from Adi Sankaracharya, have commented on all these
three basic texts.
In modern times Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi and Sri
Aurobindo have interpreted the Gita for us.
Sri Aurobindo called the Gita the worlds greatest
scripture. Gandhiji called It "the Mother."
The Gita is famous because it has a mess -age for every one
of us and its teachings are valid for all times and countries. The Gita occurs in the
following context in the Mahabharata.
On the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Krishna was
Arjunas charioteer. Asked by Arjuna, Krishna brought him to the battlefield on the