The Song of God (Bhagavan) 

Copyright © Bhagavad-Gita Trust 1998 U.S.A.

The Bhagavad-Gita is considered by eastern and western scholars alike to be among the greatest spiritual books the world has ever known. Many great thinkers such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Ghandi, Aldous Huxley, Henry Thoureau and Aurobindo have contemplated its timeless message. The Bhagavad-Gita is the divine revelation spoken by Lord Krishna and is by far the most popular and well known of all sacred scriptures from ancient India.In a very sublime and wonderful way Lord Krishna describes the science of self-realization and the exact process by which every human being may definitely be able to consciously establish an eternal relationship with God.

The intrinsic beauty of the Bhagavad-Gita is that its knowledge applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian idealogy or secular view.

The primary purpose of the Bhagavad-Gita is to illuminate for all of humanity the ultimate nature of divinity, for the highest spiritual good for everyone in the world.

There are 18 chapters in the Bhagavad-Gita. Each chapter is called a yoga. Yoga is the science of attaining communion with God. So each chapter is a yoga showing how to attain communion with God.

Karma Yoga Section

Chapter One:
Visada Yoga, Lamenting the Consequence of War

Chapter Two:

Sankhya Yoga, The Eternal Reality of the Souls Immortality

Chapter Three:

Karma Yoga, The Eternal Duties of a Human Being

Chapter Four:

Jnana Yoga, Approaching the Ultimate Truth

Chapter Five:

Karma Vairagya Yoga, Action and Renunciation

Chapter Six:

Abhyasa Yoga, The Science of Self Realization

Bhakti Yoga Section

Chapter Seven:
Paramahamsa Vijnana Yoga, Knowledge of the Ultimate Truth

Chapter Eight:

Aksara-Parabrahman Yoga, Attainment of Salvation

Chapter Nine:

Raja-Vidya-Guhya Yoga, Confidential Knowledge of the Ultimate Truth

Chapter Ten:

Vibhuti-Vistara Yoga, The Infinite Glories of the Ultimate Truth

Chapter Eleven:

Visvarupa-Darsana Yoga, The Vision of the Universal Form

Chapter Twelve:

Bhakti Yoga, The Path of Devotion

Jnana Yoga Section

Chapter Thirteen:
Ksetra-Ksetrajna Vibhaga Yoga, The Individual and Ultimate Consciousness

Chapter Fourteen:

Gunatraya-Vibhaga Yoga, The Three Qualities of Material Nature

Chapter Fifteen:

Purusottama Yoga, Realization of the Ultimate Truth

Chapter Sixteen:

Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga Yoga, The Divine and Demoniac Natures Defined

Chapter Seventeen:

 Yoga, The Three Divisions of Material Existence Sraddhatraya-Vibhaga

Chapter Eighteen:

Moksa-Opadesa Yoga, Final Revelations of the Ultimate Truth