Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations. Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social problems.
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Our translation of the Bhagavad Gita uses the beauty of verse to express the highest truths of Vedanta. Includes an introduction to the Gita, and a study of non-violence versus the need to fight a just war. The critics have singled out this translation:"The book is self-contained. A complete stranger to the Hindu gospel can pick it up and in one or two evenings follow the poem from its terrific beginnings to its sublime end. When I read the twelfth chapter, I felt that the meaning had not been brought out; I saw deeper meaning in it.
So I started to translate, and then Chris helped me. When Peggy Kiskadden came, she read what we had done and could not understand it. Then we went to Aldous. Chris read aloud, and Aldous listened. Aldous said, 'No, that is not right yet. Forget that Krishna is speaking to the Hindus in Sanskrit. Forget that this is a translation.
Think that Krishna is speaking to an American audience in English. He produced the book in a week He was inspired. Let him who would climb In meditation To heights of the highest Union with Brahman Take for his path The yoga of action. Then when he nears that path of oneness, His acts will fall from him, His path will be tranquil. When goodness grows weak When evil increases I make myself a body. In every age I come back To deliver the holy, To destroy the sin of the sinner, To establish righteousness.
Whatever wish men bring me in worship That wish I grant them. Whatever path men travel It is my path: No matter where they walk It leads to me. It is my path:. For the complete set of all the Vedanta Spiritual Classics in hardback, please click here.
BUT not rejoicing in the fruits of even those actions, as they belong to the Lord Himself and He is the judge of how He rewards them. Recommend highly this concise version of Bhagavad Gita. Everyone should have this book - helps one in the journey of life. Select paperback edition hardback edition Indian Pocket Edition. It is my path: For the complete set of all the Vedanta Spiritual Classics in hardback, please click here.
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Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God
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Jun 15, 1 comment. Many American college and university students first encountered this translation as a required text assigned for comparative religion and philosophy courses. This usage can arguably be attributed to the very purpose of this translation: to bring the message of the Gita to those in the West who may know little or nothing about Vedanta philosophy, while still communicating the full spiritual scope and teachings of the scripture in a form written for English speakers by a collaboration between a master of Vedanta and one of the great English language authors of the 20th century. For many spiritual seekers in the s, 60s and 70s including me , this book was a major influence that changed the direction of our lives. I first ran across it when I was 19 and living in Berkeley in
Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God (Prabhavananda)
Swami Prabhavananda December 26, — July 4, was an Indian philosopher , monk of the Ramakrishna Order , and religious teacher. He moved to America in , founded the Vedanta Society of Southern California in , and spent the rest of his life there. Born in India , he joined the Ramakrishna Order after graduating from Calcutta university in In , he was sent to the United States of America. Initially he worked as an assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of San Francisco.