The Bhagavad Gita is a profound religious text, and Gandhi's commentary on the Gita is regarded as among the most important of the twentieth century. Gandhi addresses the issues he felt most directly affected the spiritual lives of common people. In his own words his interpretation (of the Gita) is designed for the common man, 'one who has little or no literary equipment, who has neither the time nor the desire to read the Gita in the original, and yet who stands in need of its support'. This book is based on talks given by the Mahatma at the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad, over a nine month period. During this period Gandhi devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into Gujarati.