Taken from the movie adaptation of Peter Brook's stage rendition of the Vedic epic Mahabharata. This dialogue is the basis for the Vedic philosophical/metaphysical book the Bhagavad Gita.
The Mahabharata is a 1989 film version of the Hindu epic Mahabharata directed by Peter Brook. Brook's original 1985 stage play was 9 hours long, and toured around the world for four years. In 1989, it was reduced to under 6 hours for television (TV mini series). Later it was also reduced to about 3 hours for theatrical and DVD release. The screenplay was the result of eight years' work by Peter Brook, Jean-Claude Carrière and Marie-Hélène Estienne.