The Bhagavad Gita addresses the concept of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth, which is central to the Vedic philosophy and is known as "Samsara". This cycle is based on the idea that the soul (Atman) is eternal but becomes entangled in a cycle of reincarnation, moving from one body to another after death. Throughout the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna imparts spiritual wisdom and guidance to break painful circle of repeated births and deaths and to attain spiritual enlightenment and liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Lord Krishna explains the significance of various paths to spiritual enlightenment and suggests that the path of devotion (Bhakti Yoga) is the most accessible and effective for many individuals. The four paths mentioned in Bhagavadgita are: 1. Path of Knowledge (Jnana Yoga) 2. Path of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga) 3. Path of Action (Karma Yoga) 4. Path of Meditation (Dhyana Yoga) Lord Krishna’s teaching in the Bhagavad Gita acknowledges the diversity of human temperament and provides different paths for seekers to choose from based on their inclinations and capabilities.

Dr. Archana Srivastava