Thus far, the Bhagavad-gītā has been predominantly constituted of bhagavān Śrī Krishna’s discourses on yoga, prompted by the pertinent questions of his dear friend, Arjuna. And in these discourses, it becomes increasingly obvious that comprehending the identity of Krishna himself is crucial to the successful practice of yoga. Indeed, in the present chapter, he will be referred to explicitly as the master, or lord, of yoga (yogeśvara).
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