Why ask such a question?
We read the discussions between Draupadi and Dharmaraja in the Mahabharatam, it does not occur to us for a minute that they talked to each other in poetry. We think they spoke in prose and Vyasa rendered it into poetry so that we would never forget the event!
However when it comes to the Bhagavad Gita, we believe that it is Sri Krishnena kathitam and Vyasena grathitam., ie Sri Krishna spoke the Gita in those exact words and metre and that Vyasa merely recorded it for posterity.
Some gurus say that Gita was a spiritual transmission and that no one waited for such a long time to start fighting. There are those (spawn of Macaulay ), who say that it was all a later addition. And those who say that some chapters of the Gita that were added later.
What do I think?
Certainly Arjuna had his doubts about fighting and certainly Sri Krishna advised him to fight summarising various philosophies and why Karma Yoga was the way to go. Anyone who thinks no one waited for the conversation to end before the war., has not waited on Indian roads for two passing bus/lorry drivers to finish their on-duty conversation before the rest of us can go to work etc.
On a more serious note a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna that might avert the war would be something that both sides would be willing to wait for..
But does the Gita contain Sri Krishna’s very words or His ideas only and Vyasa’s words?
I think here we get into areas of faith. For me the Bhagavad Gita is the song of God, of Sri Krishna, these are His very words. Sri Krishna was perfectly capable of poetry if he chose to, on the spur of the moment and giving Arjuna also poetical abilities. And it all happened on the first Gita Jayanti day, on the day the Mahabharata war started.
I believe Sri Krishnena kathitam and Vyasena grathitam. But you don’t have to unless you want to.
- Bhagavad Gita (Complete) – Satya Bhashyam
- Veda Vyasa
- Geeta Jayanthi: The day the Bhagavad Gita was revealed to Arjuna. (Gadhimai, Bakrid, Thanksgiving, Margasira))
- Draupadi द्रौपदी अग्निपुत्री
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