The Bhagavadgita portrays many core beliefs and practices of Hinduism in the form of a sacred dialogue between Lord Krishna, the Supreme Self and Arjuna, the individual Self. It reflects the ideal vision of God as the center and circumference of all life and creation. Revealed directly by God Himself, it is a compendium of ancient yoga philosophies on liberation, with universal appeal and ageless wisdom. It inspires those who want to live dutifully and attain freedom from the limitations of life. Composed originally in Sanskrit, it delivers a unique message, which is still relevant, exhorting the devotees of God to live virtuously and perform their duties selflessly as an offering to Him, with detachment and dispassion. It presents the spirit-centered life of pure beings, whose sole aim is to attain liberation in this life, contrasting it with the ego-centered life of the worldly people, whose sole purpose is to pursue their desires and raw passions for their enjoyment and self-preservation. Declared as the secret of the secrets, it reveals itself to the extent one probes into its depths and contemplates upon its verses. With each reading, your knowledge grows and you develop newer insights. This book is one of the most comprehensive works on the Bhagavadgita in recent times, with word-to-word translation and a detailed commentary, which adheres to the traditional interpretation of the slokas without aligning itself to any particular school or tradition. In translating the scripture, the author tried to bring out the original intent of each verse and the most plausible meaning of each word in the context of the times in which they were composed. He also provided a unique perspective on the teachings, drawing close parallels between them and those of the Yogasutras of Patanjali and the Upanishads Jayaram V has published several books, including Essays on the Bhagavadgita. He has written extensively on Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. The abridged version of his translation is also available without commentary.