The Bhagavad Gītā

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1994 - Bhagavadgītā - 180 pages
To most Visnuites, and to most Hindus, the Bhagavad Gita is what the New Testament is to Christians. It is their chief devotional book, and has been for centuries the principal source of religious inspiration for many millions of Indians. In this two-volume edition (bound in one), Volume I contains on facing pages a transliteration of the original Sanskrit and the author`s close translation. Volume II is Edgerton`s interpretation in which he makes clear the historical setting of the poem and analyzes its influence on later literature and its place in Indian philosophy.
 

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Contents

Notes to thk Translation
180
Introduction 3
3
Thk Origins of Hindu Speculation 9
9
Thk Upanisads and thk Fundamental Doctrines of Later
18
Prehistory of thk God of thk Bhagavad GTta 30
30
Soul and Body 37
37
Thk Nature of God 44
44
Action and Rebirth 55
55
The Way of Knowledge and the Way of Disciplined Activity 62
62
Thk Way of Devotion to God 70
70
Attitude Towards Hindu Orthodoxy and Other Religious
77
Summary 87
87
THE SONG CELESTIAL
95
Index of Words and Subjects 173
173
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