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Bhagavad Gita inspired these 4 celebs

The ideologies and the learning of this Hindu text have influenced many & quite a few Western personalities have also found the teachings in this Hindu text to be the guiding force of their lives

The father of the atomic bomb–J. Robert Oppenheimer

As a student of Hindu philosophy, J. Robert Oppenheimer read the Bhagavad Gita in its original form after learning Sanskrit in 1933

During the first ever nuclear bomb explosion as a part of the “trinity test” in 1945, in New Mexico, Oppenheimer remarked: “Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds.”

Former US President
Barack Obama

During his maiden visit to the US,
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi gifted a copy of the Gita to Obama during a dinner hosted by The White House in 2014

Will Smith

During his promotional tour in India for his movie Bright, the actor said that he has been immensely influenced by Arjuna from the Bhagavad Gita.

"I love the history. I am 90 percent through the Bhagavad Gita. To be reading that and to be here... my inner Arjuna is being channelled,” he said in an interview

The Beatles member
George Harrison

The lead guitarist of The Beatles was a devout Hindu and visited India for the first time in 1966 to learn sitar from Pandit Ravishankar

After coming back to India multiple times after that, Harrison turned to Hinduism and cited the Bhagavad Gita and its teaching to influence his life and his works

Even his album artwork for Living In The Material World was a reproduction of a painting from a Prabhupada-published edition of the Bhagavad Gita

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