How important is the Bhagavad Gita when compared to other Hindu texts?
Swami Tattvavidananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam writes:
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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