The setting of the Mahabharata is highly symbolic.
Finding practical, real solutions to real situations of the life is Yoga.
The Bhagawad Gita is a part of the epic, Mahabharata, which is a story of princely clans running over many generations. And the eighteen chapters of the Bhagawad Gita are all named as different Yogas. These are the eighteen chapters of dialogue between Krishna and Arjun.
Only if we understand the setting of the Bhagawad Gita, would we know the meaning of Yoga. Why is Yoga needed in the first place? Krishna delivers eighteen chapters, one after the other to Arjun. Starting from ‘Vishada Yoga’, to ‘Saankhya Yoga’, to ‘Karma Yoga’, to ‘Karm Sanyasa’, ‘Gyana Yoga’.
What is the need for Yoga?
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