Bhagavad Gita poema divino e filosofia esoterica dell'India
Among the enormous mass of Sanskrit works of various eras and of various dimensions of which India's literature is rich, this small volume of the Bhagavad Gita, or divine poem, occupies a unique position. It is regarded as one of the five gems of Sanskrit literature, and there is no other work that for about two thousand years has had such a powerful influence on India in the philosophical mind of cultured Hindus. It can be said that the Bhagavad Gita contains all the best in Indian philosophy, and it is precisely this eclecticism that raised her to the rank of one of the great Hindu scriptures and earned her the name of "Hindu Bible" or "Gospel of Krishna" as sometimes is named.
The author of the Bhagavad Gita, choosing what was best in the philosophical systems of his time, decided to start a new eclectic philosophy, and the success of his intent is demonstrated by the fact that the Bhagavad Gita it is held in great veneration by all Hindus without distinction, whatever the sect or creed they belong to.