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Arjuna said, "My Lord! The mind is turbulent ... extremely difficult as the wind to control." Lord Krishna replied, "Doubtless, O Mighty One! The mind is fickle and exceedingly difficult to restrain, but with practice and renunciation it can be done." – The Bhagavad Gita

Hinduism is generally considered to be the world’s oldest extant religion. The Hindu Vedic teachings from the Indo-Aryan peoples are roughly distinguished between oral and written texts, a Sanskrit embodiment of a diverse, intricate monotheistic religion, perhaps the first experiment of a school in developing a religious form. The Vedic works are a vast proof of a religious discipline: prayers, meditations, rituals and moral teachings from a flourishing of Hindu kingdoms in the period 900-600 BC. The later Hindu school or tradition used the story form as a transmission of esoteric principles, producing the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita, an insertion into the existing folk epic of the Mahabharata.