The Bhagavad Gita, translated as The Song of the Lord or The Song of God, is a small portion of the Mahabharata. It is composed of 700 lines of poetry. It is considered an Indian literary treasure that deserves to be read by many.
A War Epic
The Gita is about the conflict between two branches of Indian ruling clans. Both leaders of the two families are related to one another. However, they cannot settle their dispute in a diplomatic matter. Hence, they resort to the battlefield to give an end to the conflict.
Conversation Between Krishna and Arjuna
The epic poem is a conversation between Arjuna, the leader one the families, and Lord Krishna. The text is considered a divine scripture and a source of philosophical wisdom.
If you are looking for inspirational reading, the Gita is a good choice. It teaches that you can achieve spirituality without resorting to asceticism.