The Bhagavad-Gita

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Author: Georg Feuerstein,Brenda Feuerstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 159030893X

Category: Religion

Page: 509

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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.

The Bhagavad Gita

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Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409005852

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Bhagavad Gita, or 'Song of the Spirit', is the best known book of India's national epic The Mahabharata. Based on a dialogue between Bhagavan Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the eve of a great battle, it is held to be the essence of Hindu spirituality, sacred literature and yoga, as well as exploring the great universal themes of courage, honour, death, love, virtue and fulfilment. Of interest to the large number of contemporary spiritual seekers - of any faith and none - who want to read the world's most important sacred texts, and to learn from their wisdom. Also useful for scholars of Vedic literature and students.

The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation with Commentary

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Author: Ranchor Prime

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764122231

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence.

Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

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Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307419894

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right. Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make every other rendering obsolete."

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

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Author: George Thompson

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466835311

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita, a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata, is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated into English many times since 1785, and has had a profound influence in America, beginning with the transcendentalists and continuing today. It is taught in introductory world literature, religion, and Eastern religion courses, and is often prescribed in yoga teacher training courses because it explains the core principles of Vedic philosophy, which are central to yoga practice. Some of the currently available translations are in verse and, while well crafted, often do not accurately reflect the forms, sounds, and rhythms of the original. Older scholarly translations convey little feel for language. George Thompson's intention is to be as accurate and engaging as possible, and to create a translation that has scholarly bona fides, literary sensibility, and greater accuracy than previous translations. He emphasizes the social, historical, literary, and philosophical contexts surrounding the text. His introduction explains the development of Hindu thought and where the philosophy of the "Gita" fits historically, along with a history of the text and its place in Indian literature and philosophy and history..

The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

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Author: Gavin Flood,Charles Martin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345130

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Bhagavad Gita, the Song of the Lord, is an ancient Hindu scripture about virtue, presented as a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of God, and the warrior Arjuna on the eve of a great battle over succession to the throne. This new verse translation of the classic Sanskrit text combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of award-winning poet and translator Charles Martin. The result is a living, vivid work that avoids dull pedantry and remains true to the extraordinarily influential original. A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, The Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. Its universal themes—life and death, war and peace, sacrifice—resonate in a West increasingly interested in Eastern religious experiences and the Hindu diaspora.

The Bhagavad Gita

a new verse translation

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Author: Ann Stanford

Publisher: Seabury Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 145

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The Bhagavad Gita

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Author: Gavin Flood

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393912920

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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“A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”–Daniel Gold, Cornell University“Here's a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.”–Library Journal

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation and Study Guide

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Author: Nicholas Sutton

Publisher: Mandala Publishing

ISBN: 9781683837336

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and contemporary significance of the teachings found within the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita, which was spoken perhaps five thousand years ago and whose written form has been extant for over two thousand years, has continued to inspire new generations of seekers in the East and West for centuries. Gandhi in the East and Thoreau, Emerson, Einstein, and others in the West found within its pages deep wisdom, comfort, and contemporary applications to their lives and times. The Gita ranks with the Bible, Dhammapada, Dao De Jing, Qu’ran, and other significant sacred books as a universal source teaching that transcends sectarian religions. In addition, the Bhagavad Gita—along with the Yogasutras—is one of the two primary foundational books on the yoga path, aspects of which have become wildly popular in the West in recent decades. The Gita has been translated and commented on by great Eastern teachers, such as Shankara (eighth century) and Ramanuja (eleventh century), but also by an ever-increasing group of Western seekers and teachers up to the present day. This new translation and commentary on the Gita is the first in a series of books produced by the Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies (OCHS), a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. The OCHS Gita is simultaneously authoritative, academically sound, and accessible for inquiring students and seekers. Each chapter has an English translation of the verses, explores main themes, and explains how the knowledge is relevant and applicable to our twenty-first-century world. To see available courses from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, visit ochsonline.org.

The Bhagavad Gita In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

BookCaps Study Guide

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Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610429990

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest known works of Hindu literature. It has inspired thousands of artist and leaders alike. And if you look at most translations, you will be confused! If you have struggled in the past reading The Bhagavad-Gita, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of the text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.