The Bhagavad Gita
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The Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.

Juan Mascaró's translation of The Bhagavad Gita captures the extraordinary aural qualities of the original Sanskrit. This edition features a new introduction by Simon Brodbeck, which discusses concepts such as dehin, prakriti and karma.

Title:The Bhagavad Gita
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0140449183
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:160 pages

    The Bhagavad Gita Reviews

  • Francisco
    Nov 22, 2012

    Goodreads should have a shelf for "continually reading". I think I have about six different translations of the Bhagavad Gita but I often end up with Eknath Easwaran's for its simplicity. This is the ...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Feb 05, 2015

    On the battlefield of GoodReads, the mighty reviewer Arjuna picked up his trusty pen, Gandeeva, and addressed his charioteer (who was none other than Lord Krishna):- O Kesava! Take me to the middle of...

  • Michael
    Oct 12, 2009

    Hey, how pretentious am I? I just gave a four-star review to a fucking holy text. And now I'm going to review it. And I will swear in my review. I'm just asking for it, aren't I?When comparing this on...

  • Warwick
    Dec 07, 2014

    I read the Bhagavad Gita with the same mixture of moral unease and as it were anthropological delight that all great religious books excite in me. I find it so fascinating to gain these direct insight...

  • Karla Becker
    Apr 02, 2012

    Einstein said, "When I read the Bhagavad Gita and reflect about how God created this universe, everything else seems so superfluous." I can read this book over and over and still gain so much from it....

  • Holly
    Jan 26, 2013

    Has a book ever literally called to you by falling off the shelf and into your hands? When the Bhagavad Gita came through the book drop while I was working at the library, I recognized the title insta...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Jan 15, 2015

    How to Read The Ancient TextsTo know how we should approach the great Classical works of antiquity, we can look to Ben Jonson’s formulation in "Discoveries": "I know nothing can conduce more to lett...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 24, 2016

    سرود خدایان هندو Bhagvad - gita, عنوان: بهاگاواد- گيتا - كتاب مقدس هندوان همراه با مقدمه ای در باره مبانی فلسفه م مذاه...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 04, 2011

    Some glory in their birth, some in their skill, Some in their wealth, some in their body’s force, Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill, Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;...

  • Alex
    Sep 21, 2016

    The Bhagavad Gita is the most famous part of The Mahabharata, India's national epic. It's a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and the god Krishna. They're standing between two armies; Arjuna has fri...