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Who wrote the Bhagavad Gita
Who wrote the Bhagavad Gita? Who is the author When was it created?
Sukadev on the Bhagavad Gita
My name is Sukadev from Yoga Vidya.
I am a yoga teacher, yoga teacher trainer at Yoga Vidya and I have also written a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita.
Now I would like to address the question of who wrote the Bhagavad Gita? First of all, the Bhagavad Gita is part of the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is the greatest epic in ancient world literature.
Mahabharata has many different books as they are called. These books are divided into different chapters. And part of the Mahabharata is the Bhagavad Gita. And so the Bhagavad Gita was written by the same person who wrote the Mahabharata.
According to mythology, the Mahabharata was dictated by Viasa, also known as Vedaviasa, and then written down by Ganesha.
There is such a fun backstory. Viasa wanted to write the Mahabharata epic. But he knew that it would be too much to write it all down himself so he was looking for someone who would write it and Ganesha, the god Ganesha, had agreed. But he said that if he would write that then Viasa would have to dictate without interruption.
And so it is said that Viasa dictated without interruption. But he also said to the Ganesha: Ok, I'll dictate it without interruption if you understand everything I'm saying.
And Ganesha said: Ok, if I don't understand something then I'll pause for a moment.
And so it is said that the Mahabharata epic consists of two different types of themes. Part of it is easy to understand. Ganesha was able to write there uninterruptedly. And whenever Viasa had to think about it, he would dictate passages that were difficult to understand to Ganesha.
And so the Ganesha had to think a little, so Viasa could think about what comes next. And so it is said that the Bhagavad Gita belongs to those parts of the Mahabharata epic that are a little more difficult and a little more complex and have very profound meanings that Ganesha had to think a little longer to understand.
And so every sentence of the Bhagavad Gita is of great profundity. And every sentence of the Bhagavad Gita is something that touches deep in the heart to this day.
Viasa, a self-realized master, and Ganesha, a god himself. And so there is this divine power behind it in the Bhagavad Gita.
Of course, that's a myth now. And we do not know who really wrote the Bhagavad Gita.
Viasa literally means collector and some Indologists say that Viasa wasn't really a person but that it was a number of people who wrote down old myths. But it is also conceivable, because in modern times there are people like Swami Sivananda, for example, who wrote 500 different books. Why shouldn't a person have been able to do that in the old days?
People in the past were no less creative than they are today.
The Bhagavad Gita was ultimately written by divine inspiration, by a self-realized Master, and written down by a manifestation of God himself.
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