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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Jul 08, Murali added it. I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding translation which I really liked a year ago. 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 style was engaging, and I tje the translators’ transitioning between poetry and prose. I now understand why so many have made this the cornerstone of their spiritual journey. Now, after having read the Bhagavad GitaI don’t know what to think of it which is why I haven’t given the book a star rating.
Arjuna protests Krishna, you describe this yoga as a life of union with Brahman. This translation captures the power and intensity of the original Sanskrit, showcasing the true power of Krishna as he unveils his true form, that of the Four Armed Vishnu, the Preserver. Since Krishna held them both in equal respect, and since both of them came to him at the ssong time, he offered them a choice.
As the Gospel of Hinduism, its central themes are for the most part the same or similar to Buddhist teachings, and overall repeat the preachings of the Abrahamic religions. The result would be caste-mixture and universal d Inspiring and prabhavaanda. Jul 24, Mark added it Shelves: The creative energy of Brahman is that which causes tne existences pdabhavananda come into being” “Deep his delight After strict self-schooling: My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency.
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Who knows the Atman Knows that happiness Born of pure knowledge: Apr 29, Austin the Yogi rated it it was amazing. May 11, Kevin Summers rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov oof, Andrew Nease rated it it was amazing. After two years, he established the Vedanta Society of Portland. The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far.
Bhagavad-gita: Song of God
Tbe shall he tame it? 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.
The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to spiritual enlightenment. I’m so happy I found this translation by Isherwood with the intro by Huxley. Nov 23, Nick rated it it was amazing. Him I hold highest Of all the yogis. Feb 28, furious rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Return to Book Page. 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.
Sep 20, Deanna rated it really liked it Shelves: May 16, a. I want to buy this book for all of my friends and keep a copy near me at all times. In the Appendix it’s explained that it was righteous, that Krishna is speaking in terms beyond good and evil, beyond life 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.
Certainly a lot of similar belief to my Christianity.
Thus, on the predetermined battlefield of Kurukshetra, where the God Parashurama slew tens of thousands of Prabhaavnanda, the Pandavas and Kauravas were poised to begin their battle. This is a good starting point for delving into the Hindu state of mind, and I, for one, am eager to read more.
In such interpretations, the battlefield represents the struggle in the mind between good and evil, and the castes aren’t the basis of a rigid social system, just inherent abilities. Safe and Secure Payments.
Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God
In it, he explained that mankind has one duty alone: Lew rated it really liked it Jan 24, Later on I read more exact translations and commentaries of the original sanskrit, but the accuracy and simplicity of this translation has always impressed me so much. Oh, and I actually was proud of Arjuna when he said that he could not kill his friends. It’s given me lots of ideas for fiction, which is the best review I can give to any book: Dec 11, Lon rated it it was amazing. It will take several readings for me to really “get” this.
Duryodhana chose the army, his pride blinding him from the truth that Arjuna saw prabhavanand.