The universal teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, or the divine message of Sri Krishna, form the part of the Bhishmaparva of the Mahabharata. The divine teachings of the Gita have been depicted in the dialogue between Sri Krishna and the warrior Arjuna. Krishna stands for the voice of God, delivering his message in thrilling notes, warning Arjuna against dejection of spirit. As the dialogue proceeds, the dramatic element disappears. The echoes of the battle-field die away, and we have only an interview between God and man.
The author, Swami Abhedananda was one of the sixteen monastic disciples of Sri Ramakrishna. He has selected and explained the main and important slokas of every chapter of the Gita and has given their religion, ethics and philosophy. The swami has also given the psychology of the Bhagavad Gita and has compared it with the psychological movements of the mind of every man and has given their solution.