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The Bhagavad-Gita : Krishna's Counsel in Time of War

by Barbara Miller

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This is a wonderful version of the Gita! The introductions, the prefaces, the actual verses when translated, all make clear and understood exactly what Krishna is attempting to communicate to Arjuna. I recommend this version to anyone who is looking into reading the Gita; it makes clear so many concepts (though I assume it simplifies them immensely, as there really are no English equivalencies for the majority of them) of Hinduism that are essential to understand in order to grasp even a basic understanding of the Gita. ( )
  J9Plourde | Jun 13, 2017 |
I have tried reading a couple of other translations of the Bhagavadgita and found them less clear than this one. Poetic, without being overly flowery, clear without being simplistic, this translation opens the text for Westerners, showing them the wisdom and beauty of this ancient (probably 5th century B.C. ) book, which is so beloved in the Indian sub-continent.
  dreamseeker | May 16, 2011 |
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The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.

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