[Advaita-l] Bhagawat Gita an obscure text?

Sanjay Srivastava sksrivastava68 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 22:23:18 CST 2012

 Vivekananda says, "some infer that Shankaracharya was the author of the
> Gita, and
> that it was he who foisted it into the body of the Mahabharata." And
> he goes on to mention that, "In ancient times there was very little
> tendency in our country to find out truths by historical research."

I have not heard from anywhere else if Swami Vivekananda indeed held such

Anyway, had Gita been written by Sri Shankaracharya, he could have given it
unequivocal advaita flavour to rule out any possibility of dvaita or
vishistadvaita interpretation. The fact that later commentators were able
to give valid and plausible dvaita and vishistadvaita interpretation to
Gita should set at rest any speculation about its origin.


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