The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita (c. 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE)

“Oh! we are set
upon doing
a great harm,
we are eager to kill
our own people,
all for the sake
of pleasure
and a kingdom.”

  • This quote is from discourse/chapter 1, verse 45 of the Bhagavad Gita (a Hindu scripture included in book 6 of the epic poem, the Mahabharata). The translation used here is by Laurie L. Patton (Penguin Classic, 2014).

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