The message of the holy dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhishma Parvan episode of Mahabharata has been held in deep reverence by the sages, philosophers and learned scholars all over the world. The teachings of Geeta are universal and meant for the welfare of the entire creation. There are hundreds of commentaries on Bhagawad Geeta both in Indian and in many foreign languages. In the words of Dr Radhakrishnan, 'for centuries people have found comfort in this great book which sets forth in precise and penetrating words the essential principles of a spiritual religion which are not contingent on ill-founded facts, unscientific dogmas or arbitrary fancies.'
The present translation is only a humble addition to the work which has been accomplished earlier by the Geeta scholars. This translation with Romanized Sanskrit verses has been brought forward in order to encourage the modern generation into the study of this ancient scripture. This work is also meant to help the Indians living in foreign countries and to arouse the interest of foreigners in the recitation of Sanskrit verses and understand the meaning of Geeta in a simple flexible and comprehensible language.
- "The Bhagawad Geeta is a first-hand guide to the ancient roots of Vedic religion." - Dr R.C. Zeahner
- "When doubts haunt me when disappointments stare me in the face, and I don't see any ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to The Bhagawad Geeta and find a verse to comfort me." - Mahatma Gandhi
- "The Bhagawad Geeta is perhaps the most systematic spiritual statement of the Perennial Philosophy."-Aldous Huxley
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 of 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