One of the great ideas of Hindu traditions is the cyclical nature of the world. The Bhagavad Gītā too speaks of the ocean of saṃsāra. In worldly existence this teaching implies there is nothing new under the sun, just old ideas reframed in new contexts. In this session we challenge the Gītā to address three pressing issues of our day: Identity, conflict, and the environment. What can Kṛṣṇa’s teachings to Arjuna contribute to discourses on Black Lives Matter or #MeToo? What of the complex issues of gender politics and the urgency of environmental concerns? Can the Gita speak to these dilemmas and remain relevant to modern battle grounds.