The Bhagavadgita

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Author: P. Lal

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 9788122201017

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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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 feat of keeping the Gita fully alive in a western language. Shorn of scholarly verbosity and sophisticated interpretations, this is a devoted work of literary beauty with moral and spiritual worth which readers will find deeply moving.

Bhagavad Gita

Annotated & Explained

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Author: Kendra Crossen Burroughs

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1893361284

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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With facing-page commentary that illuminates and explains the text, this section of the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata recounts the conversation between the warrior-prince Arjuna and God-in-human form Krishna, on right action, knowledge, and love. Original.

Bhagavad Gita: The Elixir Of Life

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Author: T.N. Dhar

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788170999218

Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 154

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The Volume Culled Out Material On Various Themes Dealt In Bhagavad Gita And Presents And Analyses The Same In Respective Headings Such As Meditation, Knowledge, Sin, Yoga And Renunciations. Aimed At The Youth To Inspire Them To Raise Them To Divinity.

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

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Author: Mahatma Gandhi

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781556438004

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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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 when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity—he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gita’s contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bhagavad-gita As It Is

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Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

ISBN: 9171495347

Category: Religion

Page: 998

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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 secrets of the ancient knowledge of the Gita and placed them before us as an exciting opportunity for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment. The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. At the last moment before entering a battle between brothers and friends, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder: Why should he fight? What is the meaning of his life? Where is he going after death? In response, Krishna brings His friend from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment, and each one of us is invited to walk the same path.

Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita

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Author: Robert Neil Minor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887062971

Category: Religion

Page: 273

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This is a collection of careful, objective, historically sensitive studies of modern commentators on the Bhagavadgita, one of the basic scriptures of Hinduism, and one which has been widely read in the modern West. Experts on modern Indian religious thought show how Ghandi, Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, Bhaktivedanta, Aurobindo, Tilak, Bhave, Sivananda, the Theosophists, and Bhankim read, used and interpreted the Gita. Collectively, the essays display the different backgrounds and orientations of the major Indian thinkers of our time. An Introduction and a Conclusion provide a perspective on the thinkers and identify common themes which are part of modern emphases.

Essence of Bhagavad Gita

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Author: V. Ravi

Publisher: MANBLUNDER

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 374

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Bhagavad Gita is the condensed form of all the 108 Upanishads put together. Bhagavad means the Brahman and Gita means song. If one needs a literal translation of Bhagavad Gita, then it is ?the song of the Brahman?. Bhagavad Gita consists of 700 verses, mostly addressed by the Brahman, wherein He imparts the supreme knowledge to one of His creations. Brahman in this context is Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu or Narayana and the disciple is Arjuna, one amongst the five Pandavas. Since they were fathered by the king Pandu, they are called Pandavas. Pandavas are five brothers, each of them representing the five basic elements of the universe. It must be remembered that these five elements rule the five chakras, muladhara to vishudi. The verses of the Gita are in the form of questions and answers. Arjuna, the warrior clears his doubts from Krishna in the midst of a battle field. Krishna represents the Brahman, Arjuna represents soul and battle field represents the sensory organs of the gross body. The teachings of Krishna in Bhagavad Gita are practical and easy to follow. The concept of life is explained in these 700 comprehensive verses in 18 chapters. If one decides to follow the teachings of Krishna, he is not reborn. Even during this birth, if the sermons of Krishna are followed, one will not feel the miseries and sorrows. The cause and source of sufferings and the ways and means of getting rid of them are expounded. After all, it is the teaching of the Brahman Himself.

Krishna's Song

A New Look at the Bhagavad Gita

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Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313345531

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Rosen offers Westerners an easy-to-read introduction to a sacred text, demystifying its considerable philosophy in a user-friendly way. This is not yet another translation, merely reiterating what the Gita itself has to say. It is rather an attempt to culturally translate the text, making use of concepts and categories to which Western readers are accustomed. By engaging familiar motifs--such as issues of modernity, pop-culture icons, and well-known philosophers in the West--the author brings the Gita into focus for non-specialists and scholars alike. Through a series of contemporary news references and insightful summaries, readers will finally understand the facts and personalities that make up the Bhagavad Gita. Using his many years of Gita-centered research, Rosen unlocks the mysteries of the text's spiritual underpinnings. He provides an overview of the Gita's narrative and teachings alongside documentation of its traditional application and more modern ways in which the text can be understood. Students and scholars alike will rejoice in how well this book lays bare the culture and the context of the Gita, resulting in a reader's deep familiarity with this most sacred of all the world's wisdom texts.

BhagavadGītā Demystified

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Author: Paramahamsa Nithyananda

Publisher: eNPublishers

ISBN: 1606071580

Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 1495

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Bhagavad Gita

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Author: A. Parthasarathy

Publisher: A. Parthasarathy

ISBN: 9381094136

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1080

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The Gita brings to light the negative and positive tendencies that lie within. They represent your higher aspiration and lower desire. Lord Krishna directs you to conquer desire and regain the supreme Self. The state of Godhood. The book comprises the text, transliteration, word-meaning, translation and commentary. A unique contribution is the topic-wise division of each chapter. It helps capture the thought-flow and message in the text.