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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Consider these lines, from Krishna’s side of the dialogue: Then I read a translation I didn’t like at all. The result would be caste-mixture and universal destruction. Grading this piece of ancient wisdom and root of culture is a troublesome task. I’m not coming across well, but I’m really glad I read this, and if the wh I’ve never read a religious text before, and I expected somewhat of a screed, but this was actually a great read. He expounded his divine philosophy in the form of this epic verse within the Mahabharata.

The Pandavas and the Kauravas had equal rights to the Kuru Empire, but the Pandavas had been tricked out of their portion by their greedy cousins. I want to buy this book for all of my friends and keep a copy near me at all times. In it, he explained that mankind has one duty alone: Oct 01, Becky rated it it was amazing.

My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency. Gross and grown hard With stubborn desire For what is worldly.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

He was initiated into the Ramakrishna Order by Swami Brahmananda. This book provides comparison between religions about how similar are they. There are long descriptions of an obscure cosmology. Dec 06, SS rated it it was amazing. I’m not coming across well, but I’m really glad I read this, and if the whole pedantic, screeching, moralizing, holier-than-thou face of religion vita America today has totally turned you off religion, too, consider trying this book anyway!


A beautiful scripture, and I’m pleased to have found a translation I can look forward to revisiting again and again. Eons ago, two families giya poised to clash over the rights to one kingdom. I found Huxley’s sonh essay to be valuable, as well as the appendix material on Hindu Cosmology. May 11, Kevin Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the world.

I think I’d need to read some commentaries by scholars of Hinduism to truly understand it. What spoke to me most in this book was the lesson of doing something for the sake of doing it, not for the reward. Arjuna asks Krishna to steer his chariot up to the frontline to see his opponents, and when he realizes that many of his foes are old friends and uncles and such, he tells Krishna he can’t wage war against them. Nov 25, Edward rated it it was amazing.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God : Swami Prabhavananda :

bhagavvad Born in Prabhavanands, he joined the Ramakrishna Order after graduating from Calcutta university in The introduction from Aldous Huxley is very interesting. Sep 20, Deanna rated it really liked it Shelves: His comprehensive knowledge of philosophy and religion attracted such disciples as Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard. The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Two things that hindered 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.


Breath from ewami Eternal. 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 The least interesting part of this book is Aldous Huxley’s introduction. Want to Read saving…. Penguin Putnam Inc Genre: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Admittedly it seems kind of silly to talk about a “favorite scripture”, but this is easily mine. One of them would receive his entire army and military prowess, while the other would only receive him as his charioteer, for Krishna would merely guide him through the battlefield, staying aloof from the violence.

slng How shall he tame it? The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to spiritual enlightenment. May 29, Tom rated it really liked it Shelves: They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war. Dhriti rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Aldous Huxley was an English novelist best known for his books: So, apparently if you get philosophical enough about it, war and killing is fine?