The Bhagavad Gita, often being described as a concise guide to Hindu theology, also serves as a practical, self-contained guide to life. Sometimes called the Gītopaniṣad, implying its having the status of an Upanishad, the Gita is classified as a Smṛiti text. However, those branches of Hinduism that give it the status of an Upanishad also consider it a śruti or "revealed".

As it is taken to represent a summary of the Upanishadic teachings, it is also called "the Upanishad of the Upanishads". Another title is mokṣaśāstra as it shows the way to Nirvana or Moksa.

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