How important is the Bhagavad Gita when compared to other Hindu texts?
Swamiji, is there some basic text, for example, the Bible in Christianity, that defines the Hindu religion?
In Hinduism, we have a galaxy of saints, prophets and incarnations of God. We have also inherited a large collection of books. And thus if I have to name a book which represents the essence of Hinduism, it becomes a daunting task. Despite this difficulty, if I am pressed to point out one and only one book, then I would have to say that the book of the Bhagavad Gita represents the essence of Hinduism.
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