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The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality) (edition 2007)

by Eknath Easwaran (Translator)

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Title:The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)
Authors:Eknath Easwaran (Translator)
Info:Nilgiri Press (2007), Edition: 2nd, 296 pages
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  Drfreddy94 | Jul 17, 2018 |
Beautiful, spacious verse interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita; best in complement to a more granular translation (Easwaran). ( )
  leahlionheart | Jun 22, 2018 |
Couldn't get into this. I know, I feel like shit about it. But do you know how many of the words in this were "wotteth"?? Like 30. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Dec 31, 2017 |
Beautiful volume, oversized as Arjuna tries to work up his courage. ( )
  kcshankd | May 3, 2017 |
1885 translation of the Bhagavad Gita by a Victorian poet and journalist, who fashioned the Gita in the language of the King James Bible. One of the earlier English translations, and of value for that reason. Also reported to be the translation that Mohandas Gandhi first read as a law student in London with the Theososphical Society. ( )
  bodhisattva | Jan 16, 2017 |
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Arnold, EdwinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Besant, Annie W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bhushan, AnnaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chaudhuri, AmitIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edgerton, FranklinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Johnson, W. J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To the memory of Swami Turiyananda who was regarded by his master Sri Ramakrishna as a perfect embodiment of the renunciation which is taught in the Bhagavad-Gita
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Nowadays, it is becoming fashionable to translate the world's great books into some form of Basic English, or everyday speech. (Translators' Preface)
O Sanjaya, tell me what happened at Kurukshetra, the field of dharma, where my family and the Pandavas gathered to fight.
PREFACE to the Nabar/Tumkur edition: Several translations and commentaries on the Bhagavadgītā exit, many of them comprehensive and thorough.
INTRODUCTION to the Nabar/Tumkur edition:

The Bhagavadgītā in Indian Life:

The first thing about the Bhagavadgītā that any non-Hindu or non-Indian needs to understand is that it incorporates what my broadly be termed the Hindu view of life more than any other extant Hindu text.
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Chapter I

Yoga of the Hesitation and Dejection of Arjuna

Dhṛtarāṣṭra said:

O Sañjaya, what did my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu do when, desiring war, they gathered together on the sacred field of Kurukṣetra?
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Please do not combine The Bhagavad-Gita with The Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, which has extensive commentary.
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De Bhagavad Gita ('s Heren Lied) is een van de oudste en mooiste boeken uit de wereldliteratuur. Het is de bij bel voor de oosterling. De oorsprong van dit boek gaat terug tot voorboeddhistische tijden. De Gita en de belangrijkste Mahayana-geschriften hebben elkaar wederzijds beïnvloed, maar de ons bekende op schrift gestelde Gita-teksten dateren uit de tweede eeuw na Christus. De Bhagavad Gita is een deel van het beroemde Indische epos, Mahabharata. Het geeft het gesprek weer tussen Arjuna, de boogschutter, en zijn wagenmenner Krishna, de Heer. Arjuna staat vlak voor de grote veldslag tegen zijn bloedverwanten, leraren en vrienden. Bij het aanschouwen van de vijandelijke legerscharen, waaronder zich zo vele vrienden bevinden, raakt hij vertwijfeld. Hij wil de oorlog niet meer. Dan ontwikkelt zich het gesprek met Krishna. Arjuna ontvangt nu lering over het wezen van leven en dood. Door het inzicht wordt de strijder getransformeerd tot de wetende, de kenner, geheel toegewijd aan de Allerhoogste.
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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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Recounts the tale of Arjuna, a warrior-prince who is forced to confront a life-or-death moral dilemma as he tries to determine the purpose of war.

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