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How many verses are there in the Bhagavad-gītā?
There are 700 verses in the Bhagavad-gītā. It is the most concise summary of the conclusions of the teachings of the Upaniṣads, the essence of the Vedas.
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When was the Bhagavad-gītā spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna?
It was re-spoken by Lord Krishna to Arjuna in 3137 B.C. 35 years before the start of Kali-yuga (3102 B.C.). Previously, the Lord had revealed the Bhagavad-gītā to the sun-god Vivasvān millions of years before.
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Where did Lord Krishna speak the Bhagavad-gītā to Arjuna?
The Lord revealed this divine knowledge on the battlefield in Kurukṣetra.
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What is meant by the term 'yoga'?
The root word of yoga is yug, which mean union. The purpose of yoga (of any form) is to connect with God and realise Him.
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How many Pāṇḍava brothers were there?
There were 5 Pāṇḍavas, or sons of King Pāṇḍu. The Kauravas comprised of 100 brothers and one sister.
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Who was the eldest of the Pāṇḍavas?
Yudhiṣṭhira was the eldest, followed by Bhīma and then Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. Duryodhana was the eldest of the Kauravas.
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What was the first instruction in the Bhagavad-gītā?
The first instruction by the Lord was that we, the living beings, are eternal spirit souls and not the temporary material body. This forms the foundational understanding in spiritual science.
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According to the Bhagavad-gītā, which of the following is NOT eternal?
Of the five main themes in the Bhagavad-gītā, God, the spirit soul, time and material nature are eternal, but karma is not eternal as it can be stopped when we attain liberation by surrendering to the Lord. Material nature is an energy of the Lord, as is therefore eternal.
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What is the purpose of performing yoga?
The primary aim of the yoga practice is to discipline the mind so that it is not focused on material objects but on God.
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Which of the following statements is true?
A living being experiences death when the soul leaves the body. Consciousness is the symptom of the soul, and so a dead body is devoid of consciousness. The soul then gets another suitable body, either material or spiritual. Even in this life, the body keeps changing from birth to childhood to youth and to old age, but the soul remains the same throughout.
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