THE GITA EXPLAINED IN 8 STORIES
When J. Robert Oppenheimer, who headed the project that developed the first nuclear weapon during the Second World War, witnessed the first atom bomb being detonated, he thought of a line from the Gita:
‘If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendour of the mighty one.’
The Bhagavad Gita is a small book – 700 two-line verses divided into eighteen chapters – but, what it imparts as a life lesson is huge.
This book examines eight Kathas that capture the essence of the conversation that took place between Lord Krishna and Arjuna during the Kurukshetra War. The message of each of these Kathas is simplified and conveyed through stories that children can relate to and understand. Each story will help children comprehend the attitude of the people characters they meet in their everyday life, their own responses to them and to life in general. The stories are interspersed with activities to reinforce the message of the Gita.