The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Prasthanatrayi, which also includes the Upanishads and Brahma sutras. These are the key texts for the Vedanta, which interprets these texts to give a unified meaning. Advaita Vedanta sees the non-dualism of Atman and Brahman as its essence. Although early Vedanta gives an interpretation of the sruti texts of the Upanishads, and its main commentary the Brahma Sutras, the popularity of the Bhagavad Gita was such that it could not be neglected.
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