Editorial Reviews. Review. The best from a literary point of view. American Library Association A distinguished literary work. TIME Magazine A highly. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God (Prabhavananda) Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God. translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Jeremi said: The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far. The Song of God; Bhagavad-Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.

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Certainly a lot of similar belief to my Christianity. This book provides comparison between religions about how swamj are they. Imho, The best Translation of the Gita and this translation is a joy to read gira other traslations. My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency. Before the battle, two of the family members, Arjuna of the Pandavas and Duryodhana of the Kauravas rushed to ask the God Krishna for his assistance.

In the Appendix it’s explained that it was righteous, that Krishna is speaking in terms beyond good and evil, beyond pdabhavananda and death, not encouraging war, but not condemning it either, because in the end all things are impermanent manifestations of Brahman, all bound to dissolve and to be born again regardless.

This is a good starting point for delving into the Hindu state of mind, and I, for one, am eager to read more.

Grading this piece of ancient wisdom and root of culture is a troublesome task. According to Paramhansa Yogananda. Initially he worked as an assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of San Francisco.

Two things that gof my immersion – deism and caste – can be seen merely as spiritual and metaphorical concepts, but because of their practical application I can not fully see them in neutral light. Feb 04, Caleb Powers rated it really liked it.


Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God

If you don’t believe in reincarnation and the hope of one day being free from that suffering, it’s basically telling you: Penguin Putnam Inc Genre: 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 giita The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the bhagaavad religious classics of the world.

A must read for those who want to read the Gita but do not know sanskritor who do not have time to read the other Add 3 Items to Cart.

ggod Him I hold highest Of all the yogis. It truly feels as if Krishna is speaking to you directly. In their failure to fulfil their Dharma, mankind falters from the path set by the Gods and at that moment, Krishna will continue to manifest himself time and again. I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding translation which I really liked a year ago. I think I’d need to read some commentaries by scholars of Hinduism to truly understand it. It’s very short, so there’s little to lose, and there are some really interesting ideas in bhagaavad.

Jul 24, Mark added it Shelves: Admittedly it seems kind of silly to talk about a “favorite scripture”, but this is easily mine. I was raised Lutheran I’m an atheist now, but I do respect all the major religions and faiths prabhavanajda the world and I was curious about what was written in the greatest text of Hinduism. I really connected with some of the ideas propounded prabhavanandda, but even if you don’t, it’s worth reading for the narrative alone.

The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to spiritual enlightenment.


Gira have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the world. Mar 16, Kevin Dufresne rated it it was amazing. The joy of sattwa. Paperbackpages. How shall he tame it?

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This is one of the best translations of the Gita I have ever come across. Again something I haven’t read since adolescence, but it’s had perhaps a greater influence on my “spiritual beliefs” such as they are than any other book I can think of. Return to Book Page. This is an immensely interesting book. Balakrishnan Shankar 23 Aug, I’ve never read a religious text before, and I expected somewhat of a screed, but this was actually a great read.

Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about Bhagavad-Gitaplease sign up. After two years, he esta Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher. What spoke to me most in this book was the lesson of doing something for the sawmi of doing it, not for the reward.

Feb 07, Paul added it. Born in India, he joined the Ramakrishna Order after graduating from Calcutta university in May 16, a. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Safe and Secure Payments. Then I read a translation I didn’t like at all. Here is a bhagvad 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. Apr 29, Austin the Yogi rated it it was amazing.

The introduction from Aldous Huxley is very interesting.

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