The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita : a Commentary for Modern Readers

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Integral Yoga Publications, 1988 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 326 pages
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The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of how Arjuna, the great warrior, is seated in his chariot about to engage in battle, when he sees his own kinsmen and his revered teacher arrayed in battle against him, and feels that he cannot fight. It is then that Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, comes to counsel him. Arjuna represents the human soul seated in the chariot of the body and Krishna is the inner Spirit, the God within, who is there to consel him. Today we see humanity divided against itself and threatened with nuclear war and mutual destruction. No political means are adequate to deal with this problem, and many are driven to despair. It is then that the message of the Gita comes to teach us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need.

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Review: The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers

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I had been meaning to read the Bhagavad Gita for a while, and chose this particular version because it was required for my yoga teacher training. I'm glad I started with this one, because the ... Read full review

Review: The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers

User Review  - Emmanuel - Goodreads

is it sacrilegious to give this only three stars? i'm sorry, krishna, but you need an editor. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER EIGHT
116
Epilogue
304
Index of Stories
324
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About the author (1988)

His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda is one of the most revered Yoga Masters of our time. A much-loved teacher, well known for his combination of practical wisdom and spiritual insight, he gave his life to the service of humanity, demonstrating by his own example the means of finding abiding peace. His message of peace, both individual and universal, has been heard worldwide. Each year, he received hundreds of invitations to speak at conferences, colleges, medical groups, and houses of worship around the globe.

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