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Jai Sri Krishna! This is a

Jai Sri Krishna!

This is a highly debated issue. The Gita is not taken so literally in Advaita Vedanta or by many Shiviites. The personalism of sects like ISKCON have taken these texts quite literally, but most Hindus do not feel as strongly about it in a literal context.

Most of their texts, including the Ramayana and even a lot of interpretations of the Upanishads and other Vedic scriptures have been manipulated by different power structures over the centuries in India. The most popular versions of these texts are probably not all that reliable.