The Bhagavad Gita

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 29, 2010 - Religion - 276 pages
The Bhagavad Gita: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series ''On this path, effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort towards spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.'' - Bhagavad Gita (2:40) The Bhagavad Gita, the ''song of the Lord,'' is India's best-known scripture. For Easwaran, it was a personal guidebook, as it was for Mahatma Gandhi. The Bhagavad Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield. Prince Arjuna is on the brink of an apocalyptic war that he doesn't want to fight - and he turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Arjuna's struggle is profoundly modern. Easwaran's genius is to show us that ''the battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita's subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage.'' And Sri Krishna's sublime instruction, on living and dying, working and loving, on the nature of the soul, is as relevant to readers today as it was at the dawn of Indian history.
 

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Contents

THE BHAGAVAD GITA
lxiii
SelfRealization
12
Selfless Service
25
Wisdom in Action
40
The Practice of Meditation
53
Wisdom from Realization 65 CHAPTER SEVEN Wisdom from Realization
70
The Royal Path
86
The Cosmic Vision
103
The Way of Love
118
The Field the Knower
121
The Supreme Self
135
The Power of Faith
150
Notes
167
Front Cover Flap
192
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