A sacred Hindu text that is incorporated into the Mahabharata and takes the form of a philosophical dialogue in which Krishna instructs the prince Arjuna in ethical matters and the nature of God.
[Sanskrit bhagavad-gītā, song of the Blessed One (Krishna) : bhagavat-, fortunate, blessed (from bhagaḥ, good fortune; see bhag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + gītā, song (from gāyati, he sings).]
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