The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

Paperback - 2007
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Easwaran's best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita is reliable, readable, and profound.

Easwaran's 55-page introduction places the Bhagavad Gita in its historical context, presents key concepts, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. This edition includes chapter introductions, notes and a Sanskrit glossary.

Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, learned Sanskrit from a young age, and became a professor of English literature before coming to the West. He is a gifted teacher and an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism.

The Bhagavad Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Yet the Gita is not what it seems - it's not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. "The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita's subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious."
Uniform Title: Bhagavadgītā. English.
Publisher: [Tomales, Calif.] : Nilgiri Press, 2007.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9781586380199
1586380192
Branch Call Number: 294.5924
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Easwaran, Eknath

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