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How many types of Gita spoken by Lord Krishna(Vishnu) himself?

The type of Gita spoken by Lord Krishna are: 1) Bhagvad Gita- It is a 700 verse scripture from the Mahabharata adhyaaya 25 to 42(18 chapters) of Bhishmaparva between the Pandava Prince Arjuna and ...
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What is Sri Ganesh Gita?

It is from the Ganesha Purana. It was told to a king called Varenya by Lord Ganesha himself. You can read it from this page. Varenya said, ‘In the world of birth and death many difficulties ...
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Where exactly is Shiva Gita found?

I don't know which version or edition of Padma Purana has this composition of Shiva Gita. It also looks like none of the acharyas before 15th century have written any commentary on this text. The ...
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Is Shiva gita same as Ishvara Gita?

No those texts are not the same. Shiva Gita is from the Padma Purana whereas the Ishwara Gita is found in the Kurma Purana. Here is Shiva Gita: The Siva-Gita is a text of Vedantic Saivism that ...
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"Sarva Dharman Parityejya Mamekam Sharanam Vraja..." in Shiva Gita?

Yes, in the 14th chapter of Shiva Gita, the Gita message goes as: श्रीराम उवाच ॥ भगवञ्छ्रवणे नैव प्रवर्तन्ते जनाः कथम् । वेदशास्त्रार्थसम्पन्ना यज्वानः सत्यवादिनः ॥ ३५॥ शृण्वन्तोऽपि तथात्मा...
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How many Gitas are there?

Although 'the Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā' of the Bhīṣma Parva in the Mahābhārata remains by far the most popular, nonetheless, there are umpteen Gītās - some of which are well-known, and other's might be ...
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How Bhagavad Gita benefits us?

No need for any commentators. The answer is in the Gita itself. Krishna says in Chapter 18 (Swami Nikhilananda translator): He who, with supreme devotion to Me, teaches this deeply profound ...
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What are the eight fold paths in the Gita?

"Eight fold paths" are not explicitly mentioned in this verse of Gita. The term which is mentioned is "Yoga Yajna" द्रव्ययज्ञास्तपोयज्ञा योगयज्ञास्तथापरे। स्वाध्यायज्ञानयज्ञाश्च ...
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How many Gitas are there?

There are many Gitas apart from the most famous Srimad Bhagavad Gita (from Mahabharata). You can read few of them from here: Ashtavakra Gita Avadhuta Gita Kapila Gita Sriram Gita Sruti Gita Uddhava ...
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Did Adi Shankara say anything about the Ishvara Gita?

Yes, Aadi Guru Shankracharya ji Quoted Srimad Ishvara Gita in his Brahm sutra bhashya 2:3:45.: “īśvaragītāsvapi ca īśvarāṃśatvaṃ jīvasya smaryate” (Shankara’s Brahmasutra Bhashya 2:3:45). “In the '...
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Where exactly is Shiva Gita found?

Even though the Shiva Gita is not to be found in the various extant editions of the Padma Purana, this chapter of the Narada Puranam summarizes the content of the Padma Puranam and says the Shiva Gita ...
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What is the origin of Nishkama Karma (selfless action)?

Well, I'm aware of at least two instances in Vedas which have the ideas of carrying on doing what you're doing without selfish desire for specific results. In other words, selfless action or Karma ...
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Is gita 2:45 asking us to reject the Vedas?

Absolutely not. But for understanding this verse's clear meaning we have to also know the other two verses before it. Here they are: Chapter 2 यामिमां पुष्पितां वाचं प्रवदन्त्यविपश्चितः । वेदवादपराः ...
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Is it "Bhagavad (भगवद्)" -- "GitA/Gitā (गीता)" or "Gita (गीत)"?

It is भगवद्गीता, since it is a sacred song. There are other forms (गीत​/गीतम् etc) which mean song / singer and so on but the word गीता in particular means a sacred song. The Apte dictionary says: गी...
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Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans?

Professor Kashi Nath Upadhyaya in his "Early Buddhism and Bhagavadgita" page 16-19 says Evidences for the existence of the MB after the 1st century A.D. are too numerous and too well known ...
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What was Krishna's opinion on inter-caste marriage?

Sri Krishna did not address inter-caste marriage in the Bhagavad Gita; that is not the purport of the Bhagavad Gita. Sri Krishna does address marriage in the Uddhava Gita Chapter XII (Swami ...
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Is there any merit to the claim the Gita was written as a repsonse to Buddhism?

No, it is without any merit as will be shown in this point by point rebuttal. Is Buddhism egalitarian? Let me give an excerpt from Ambattha Sutta, Digha Nikaya: 'So even if a Khattiya has suffered ...
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Which Geeta shlok says thus?

No Bhagvad Gita verse says so. These are just homemade verses disguised as Gita. Similar: Which verse of the Bhagavad Gita says "If you don't fight for what you want, don't cry for ...
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Shiva Gita in English with commentaries from eminent Philosophers

The Tirunelveli District Central Library in Tamil Nadu has the original book in sanskrit with Englsih translation by Sri P.K. Sundaram published by the Centenarian Trust in 1997. The Trust itself does ...
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Where exactly is Ashtavakra Gita found?

According to The Cultural Heritage of India, Vol. II, the Aṣṭāvakra Gītā a.k.a Aṣṭāvakra Saṃhitā is an independent work. It doesn't belong to any known epic or Purāṇa. IMITATIONS OF THE BHAGAVAD-...
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Did Adi Shankara say anything about the Ishvara Gita?

No, Adi Shankaracharya hasn't written anything on Ishvara Gita. There are the list of his works including his commentaries, stotras in Kanchi Kamakoti peetham official website. We won't find ...
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Is the concept of Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik food found in the Vedas?

No, there is no concept of such foods in the Vedas. The reason is that the very idea of Sattva, Rajasa and Tamasa Gunas is not there in the vedas. These are concepts of Samkhya Darsana. The concept ...
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What are some similar verses to Gita 2:26

Katha Upanishad 1:1:6 has a similar meaning. अनुपश्य यथा पूर्वे प्रतिपश्य तथापरे । सस्यमिव मर्त्य: पच्यते सस्यमिवाजायते पुन: ॥६॥ 1-I-6. Think how your ancestors behaved; behold how others now behave....
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What are some similar verses to Gita 2:26

Mandukya Karika has a similar verse - Ātman, in regard to its birth, death, going and coming (i.e., transmigration) and its existing in different bodies, is not dissimilar to the Ākāśa (Mandukya ...
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Why does Krishna say that "I am the light of the sun and the moon..." when the moon has no light of its own?

Well, I asked only because if someone else asks me this, I should have an answer. Here is how I justify it - Krishna did not use plural or separate the two lights as different from each other. He did ...
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