The significance of the Bhagavad Gītā largely stems from how it draws together the earlier wisdom of the Upaniṣads and the devotional expressions of Indian religion that increasingly come to the fore in later centuries. In this talk, we will move focus from the Gītā as a Yoga text to the insights into the divine identity that Kṛṣṇa reveals and emphasises as the Gītā progresses. We will see how the Gītā presents revelations about the nature of God and reveals bhakti-yoga as the path to liberation, thereby expanding on Patañjali’s phrase in the Yoga Sūtras (1.23): īśvara-praṇidhānād vā (it may be achieved by devoting oneself to the Lord).