The Bhagavadgita, popularly known as the ""Gita"", is one of the great religious classics of the world. Written twenty-five centuries ago, it brings together the teachings of the Vedas in such a way as to become the holy scriptures of Hinduism. Great souls like Gandhi have fed their spiritual life from its philosophy, while the Hindus generally have immersed their lives in its teachings. For it is at once a profound book and a popular folk poem. This new edition should be welcomed by students of eastern religious and by other seekrs for the truth. It includes the Sanskrit text, the English translation and copious notes and a long introductory essay which seeks to interpret the meaning of this great classic.