South Africans learn from Bhagavad Gita

Johannesburg. From busting stress to learning how to prosper South Africans are learning from the Bhagavad Gita, seen as the "handbook of life" by Hindus.

A series of workshops held at the Lenasia School of Music (LSM) was the second phase of a two-part programme held annually.

The first phase a fortnight earlier comprised recitals of the Bhagavad Gita - the battlefield homilies delivered by Krishna to Arjuna in the Mahabharata epic - in Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, Tamil and English.

"It's no use studying the Gita when we are old but should do so now when we can study it and apply aspects of the Gita in our daily lives."

Said Kunwar: "It's the scripture that gives you freedom from all ills if you live the life that Krishna expounded to Arjuna in the Gita."