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BHAGAVAD GITA

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Bhagavad Gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Sri Krishna, to His intimate devotee Arjuna, the Gita’s 700 concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self-realisation, mankind's essential nature, our environment and, ultimately, our relationship with the absolute truth.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was himself a teacher in the disciplic line from Krsna ( the speaker of the Gita ) and was an exemplar in bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotional mysticism. His translation and commentary are guided by a lifetime of scholarship and enriched by the realisations of a mature practitioner.

 

“When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon. I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”

—Mohandas K. Gandhi

 

Special Features:

SE Bullet Original Sanskrit text
SE Bullet English word-for-word translations
SE Bullet Elaborate commentary
SE Bullet Opening chapter summaries
SE Bullet Colour illustrations

Hardbound; 795 pages; 16 x 11. (centimeters); 6.5 x 4.5 (inches)

Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust; First issue: 1983; Reissue: 2002

Appreciations:

“It is a deeply felt, powerfully conceived and beautifully explained work. I don’t know whether to praise more this translation of the Bhagavad Gita, its daring method of explanation, or the endless fertility of its ideas. I have never seen any other work on the Gita with such an important voice and style.…It will occupy a significant place in the intellectual and ethical life of modern man for a long time to come.”                                                                                                                         —Dr. Shaligram Shula. Professor of Linguistics, Georgetown University

“I can say that in the Bhagavad Gita As It Is I have found explanations and answers to questions I had always posed regarding the interpretations of this sacred work, whose spiritual discipline I greatly admire. If the asceticism and ideal of the apostles which form the message of the Bhagavad Gita As It Is were more widespread and more respected, the world in which we live would be transformed into a better, more fraternal place.”
—Dr. Paul Lesourd. Author, Professeur Honoraire, Catholic University of Paris

“The Bhagavad Gita, one of the great spiritual texts, is not as yet a common part of our cultural milieu. This is probably less because it is alien per se than because we have lacked just the kind of close interpretative commentary upon it that Swami Bhaktivedanta has here provided, a commentary written from not only a scholar's but a practitioner's, a dedicated lifelong devotee's point of view.”
—Denise Levertov. Poet



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