World-renowned author Paulo Coelho on Twitter said that Bhagavad Gita is “A book that everybody should read”, while sharing the lines “Do not yield to this degrading impotence, Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise”.
Seeing his tweet regarding Gita, one user asked, “Have you read it ? It opens up so many possibilities because it makes you realise that “you do not know” and hence can expand and connect to the infinite.” For which Paulo Coelho replied, “Not only I read, but in 1974 I wrote the lyrics for a song (#Gita)based on the moment when Arjuna asks Khrisna: “who are you?” It was an overwhelming success – Brazilians here can confirm. Conclusion: the Bhagavad Gita is universal.”
Earlier also, Paulo Coelho had expressed his fondness of Bhagawad Gita. In 2013, he had tweeted, “#readagain the “Bhagavad Gita”. A treasure about the importance of accepting our challenges. Strongly recommended.”