The Bhagavad Gita is a unique literary creation but deciphering its meaning and philosophy is not easy or straightforward. This careful study of the Bhagavad Gita approaches the ancient text with a modern mind and offers a unifying structure of universal relevance. Combining the philosophical-theoretical with the ethical-practical, Ithamar Theodor locates his study within comparative theology and identifies the various layers of meaning. The Bhagavad Gita's full text is presented in a new translation, divided into sections, and accompanied by an in-depth commentary. This book makes the Bhagavad Gita accessible to a wide variety of readers, helping to make sense of this tremendous spiritual classic, which is one of the most important texts of religious Hinduism.