Bhagvad Gita - Lesson 33 - Suggested Answers

Q1) Whom did Lord Krishna speak the Bhagavad Gita before Arjuna. How long ago was that?

Before Arjuna, Lord Krishna made SunGod, Vivasvan his first disciple to understand Bhagavad Gita and that was 12,04,00,000 years back

Q2) What does Apauruseya mean. Please explain?

Bhagavad-gītā is as good as the Vedas, being spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, this knowledge is apauruṣeya, superhuman. Since the Vedic instructions are accepted as they are, without human interpretation, the Gītā must therefore be accepted without mundane interpretation. The mundane wranglers may speculate on the Gītā in their own ways, but that is not Bhagavad-gītā as it is. Therefore, Bhagavad-gītā has to be accepted as it is, from the disciplic succession, and it is described herein that the Lord spoke to the sun-god, the sun-god spoke to his son Manu, and Manu spoke to his son Ikṣvāku.

Q3) Why did Lord Krishna gave the knowledge of Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna when He had already given it to the Sun God?

That very ancient science of the relationship with the Supreme is told by the Lord to Arjuna because Arjuna are Lord's devotee as well as friend and can therefore understand the transcendental mystery of this science. Arjuna accepts Śrī Kṛṣṇa as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and any commentary on the Gītā following in the footsteps of Arjuna is real devotional service to the cause of this great science. One should try to follow the disciplic succession from Arjuna, and thus be benefited by this great science of Śrīmad Bhagavad-gītā

Q4) There are many editions of Bhagavad Gita available in the market. Whose Bhagavad Gita should we read?

Since there is a great need of an edition of the Gītā in English, as it is received by the paramparā (disciplic succession) system, an attempt is made herewith to fulfill this great want. Bhagavad-gītā – accepted as it is – is a great boon to humanity; but if it is accepted as a treatise of philosophical speculations, it is simply a waste of time.