For a doubt on the Gita, who should one turn to?
As the Bhagvad Gita between Lord Krishna and Arjuna was unfolding on the Kurukshetra battlefield, Sanjaya, King Dhritrashtra’s charioteer, saw it with the help of his divine vision — a long 100 miles away at Hastinapur.
In Sanjaya's words, King Dhritrashtra heard the Lord's Song.
Later, sage Ved Vyas put down the reported conversation between King Dhritrashtra and his charioteer in words for succeeding generations to savour.
Each scholar worth his salt — down the ages — has written his commentary on the awe-inspiring 700-verse masterpiece.
But when Ved Vyas himself needs a clarification on the Song Celestial, to whom can he go?
Lord Krishna and Arjuna have long since passed away and so have Dhritrashtra and Sanjaya. Even the worthy scholars, who wrote commentaries on the Gita, have shed their mortal coils.
So, Ved Vyas retraces his steps to the holy site to meet the only one who heard it from up close…the one who is famed as buddhimatam varishtam (astute among the wise)…