Is gItA an Upanishad?

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Jun 26 23:20:00 CDT 2000

On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Vivek Anand Ganesan wrote:

>  ).  Why is it that ShrI BhagavatpAda chose only the
> Bhagavad gItA to comment on?

There is also supposedly a commentary on the Anugita by
Shankaracharya.  This is also a part of the Mahabharata.

The importance of the Gita in my opinion is that Arjunas predicament
brings so many important issues together at once.

1.  What is ones responsibility to ones self? To ones family?  To society?

2.  What is the role of karma versus jnana?

3.  When is action called for and when renunciation of action?

4.  What is the nature of the Supreme?  How does one properly worship Him?

All these are important Vedantic topics so its no wonder that thinkers of
so many different views were attracted to it.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

bhava shankara deshikame sharaNam

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