In the Bhagavad Gita (India’s “Song of God”), the recipient of the world’s holiest and most enduring motivational speech — and also a treatise on yoga, among other things — was not just an archer on the eve of war; he was a sort of “knight” by our own modern understanding. He had a chivalric code as a kshatriya (hereditary ruling, military class) prince. As a chariot-warrior, was by definition a sort of chevalier.

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