The Bhagavad Gita (“Song of the Lord”) is among the most celebrated spiritual classics of all time. It has inspired writers, poets, scientists, theologians, and philosophers – among others – for centuries and is often the introductory text to Hinduism for a Western audience.
The Gita is a dialogue between the warrior-prince Arjuna and the god Krishna who is serving as his charioteer at the Battle of Kurukshetra fought between Arjuna’s family and allies. Arjuna begins the story in despair. He does not want to fight his family, and instead goes on a quest to discover the meaning of life, his true source of power, and his destiny.
Each of us, in our own way, is Arjuna. In moments of weakness or conflict or despair, we forget our higher calling. Forget the remarkable people we are capable of becoming.
These Wellgorithms were compiled, after long and patient study, from the dialogues between Krishna and Arjuna.