Global Studies Name Bhagavad Gita The Song of the Lord Introduction The Bhagavad Gita is perhaps the single most important text in Hinduism. It is one chapter from the epic the Mahabharata. The frame story of the Mahabharata is a battle between cousins over who has the right to rule. Both sides claim legitimacy, and when they cannot settle the issue peacefully, they prepare for war. On the eve of great Mahabharata battle, Prince Arjuna asked Krishna, his charioteer, to drive their chariot out to the front line so he could look over the opposition he must face the next day. As he looked at his foes, he recognized his favorite teacher, Drona, and his beloved grand uncle, Bhishma, and many other relatives and friends. Horrified to realize that he must kill the very people he loved, he threw down his bow and arrow and told Krishna he would not fight. Answer the following questions based on the introduction? 1. Who is Arjuna? 2. Who is Krishna? 3. What is Arjuna’s dilemma? 4. What advice do you think Krishna will give Arjuna? Why? Complete the following after reading the excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita. Use your textbook notes to define the terms. Concept Definition Quote that Illustrates Concept Atman Brahman Caste Dharma Karma Reincarnation Moksha What advice did Krishna give Arjuna? How did Krishna justify this advice?