The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Richard H. Davis
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400851973


The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

The life and times of India's most famous spiritual and literary masterpiece The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he must. In the dialogue that follows, Arjuna comes to realize that the true battle is for his own soul. Davis highlights the place of this l...

The Bhagavad Gita
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The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Eknath Easwaran
  • Publisher : Nilgiri Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781586380199


The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings....

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Yogi Ramacharaka
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616403300


The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

Here, in one compact volume, is the episode of the great Hindu epic the Mahabharata known as The Message of the Master or the Song of God, in which Krishna reveals himself to be a god and expounds on the duties of the warrior, the prince, and all those who wish to follow in the path of the divine. This 1907 volume is a compilation of the best English translations available at the turn of the 20th century edited by one of the most influential thinkers of the early New Age movement known as New Thought, which was intensely interested in all manner of spirituality and serves as a succinct introduction to Hindu philosophy. A beloved guide to living a fulfilling life, this is essential reading for those interested in global religion and comparative mythol...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Georg Feuerstein
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590308936


The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms....

Bhagavad gita As It Is
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Bhagavad gita As It Is


  • Author : His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
  • Publisher : The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789171495341


Bhagavad gita As It Is Book Description :

The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better. Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India's spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries. In translating the Gita, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has remained loyal to the intended meaning of Krishna's words, and thus he has unlocked all ...

The Bhagavadgita

The Bhagavadgita


  • Author : P. Lal
  • Publisher : Orient Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 8122201016


The Bhagavadgita Book Description :

The Bhagavadgita is an epochal classic of Indian spirituality and universally acknowledged as one of the great books of world literature. Written as a part of the great epic Mahabharata, this intensely spiritual work is also a masterpiece of Sanskrit poetry. The theme of the Gita is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage, to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling and worthwhile. It has been translated into every major language of the world — French, Italian, Greek, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian — and into English by several formidable scholars. Of all the English renderings of The Bhagavadgita, P. Lal’s version fully preserves the dignity and grace of the original; it performs the exceptional fea...

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Penguin Books
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release Date : 2005-12
  • Genre: Hindu hymns, Sanskrit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0144000687


The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

This is a masterful translation of the Bhagavad Gita, along with the Sanskrit original. A faithful rendition of the 2000-year-old 'Song Celestial', Bibek Debroy's translation resonates with the spirit of the original, while using modern idiom and language. He captures, verse by verse, the essence of this ancient philosophical poem, which debates eternal questions of right and wrong, action and consequence, and the conflicting nature of duty and love. The text stands by itself, complete and without interpolation, juxtaposed with the Sanskrit for easy reference; interpretation and explanation are tucked away as notes at the end....

Bhagavad Gita
Score: 3
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Bhagavad Gita


  • Author : Eknath Easwaran
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590301906


Bhagavad Gita Book Description :

The Bhagavad Gita ("Song of the Lord") is considered the most influential of all the Hindu scriptures and is one of the greatest spiritual classics of the world. Comprised of eighteen chapters taken from the great Sanskrit epic Mahabharata, the Gita presents a conversation that takes place on a battlefield just as two groups of relatives are about to wage war against one another. Facing the forces of greed, anger, and hatred, the warrior-prince Arjuna loses heart and refuses to fight his own kin. His friend and charioteer, Lord Krishna, who represents the Divine within, tells him: "Your very nature will drive you to fight." In the ensuing dialogue, Krishna teaches Arjuna, and all of us, how we can face bravely the unavoidable challenges and conflicts...

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi
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The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi


  • Author : Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1556438001


The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi Book Description :

The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful poetic language meant to be chanted. Equally treasured as a guide to action, a devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading, it remains one of the world’s most influential, widely read spiritual books. The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi is based on talks given by Gandhi between February and November 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this time—a period ...

The Bhagavad Gita  A Thread through the Eighteen Gems

The Bhagavad Gita A Thread through the Eighteen Gems


  • Author : Dr. A.V. Srinivasan
  • Publisher : Periplus Line
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684199334


The Bhagavad Gita A Thread through the Eighteen Gems Book Description :

A re-reading of the Hindu classic, the Bhagavad Gita, a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Lord Krishna. This episode which occurs in the Sanskrit epic, The Mahabharata, is often read for its own sake and given the status of a holy scripture by Hindus. Reviews: "This is a brilliant book that I recommend wholeheartedly. It picks a central thought from each of the Bhagavad Gita's 18 chapters and uses that to communicate deep insights about life and meaning. People who wish to understand the Gita or other Vedic texts will love it, and it will also be useful to those who are experts." Professor Subhash Kak, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK "... Srinivasan's commentary is itself a gem. It combines an accessible, easy style of writi...