Bhagavad Gita

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Eknath Easwaran
Shambhala Publications, 2004 - Self-Help - 276 pages
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The Bhagavad Gita ("Song of the Lord") is considered the most influential of all the Hindu scriptures and is one of the greatest spiritual classics of the world. Comprised of eighteen chapters taken from the great Sanskrit epic Mahabharata, the Gita presents a conversation that takes place on a battlefield just as two groups of relatives are about to wage war against one another. Facing the forces of greed, anger, and hatred, the warrior-prince Arjuna loses heart and refuses to fight his own kin. His friend and charioteer, Lord Krishna, who represents the Divine within, tells him: "Your very nature will drive you to fight." In the ensuing dialogue, Krishna teaches Arjuna, and all of us, how we can face bravely the unavoidable challenges and conflicts of life—and win the greatest of all battles, against the tumultuous emotions within our own hearts.

Eknath Easwaran's eloquent translation and Diana Morrison's chapter introductions, which summarize major religious concepts, make this edition especially accessible for modern readers of any religion.
  

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User Review  - Bruce Hayes - Goodreads

Excellent applicable spiritual teachings in a really easy to read translation. Absolutely loved it. Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Szeles - Goodreads

compiled in a manner anyone will be able to comprehend. this comes off as both practical and profound. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
The War Within
65
The Illumined
77
Selfless Service
93
Wisdom in Action
109
Renounce and Rejoice
115
6
124
Wisdom from Realization
137
Divine Splendor
169
The Cosmic Vision
180
The Way of Love
193
The Field and the Knower
200
The Forces of Evolution
210
The Supreme Self
217
Two Paths
223
The Power of Faith
230

8
147
The Royal Path
160

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About the author (2004)

Easwaran is the founder of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation in Tomales, CA. He was born in India and came to the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a teacher and lecturer for over 20 years.

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