The Bhagavad Gita

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Juan Mascarˇ
Penguin, 1962 - Religion - 85 pages
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'The Bhagavad Gita' is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.

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User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

This was a fantastic read! It's short and quick. I read a translation by Eknath Easwaran that was very approachable. But for the relative ease, this work has a lot of fascinating insights. I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Himanshu Chawale - Goodreads

We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal. Read full review

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About the author (1962)

Juan Mascarˇ taught at Oxford University, Parameshvara College at Jaffna, the University of Barcelona, and Cambridge University. He also translated The Dhammapada and The Upanishads for Penguin Classics. He died in 1987.

Simon Brodbeckástudied at the Universities of Cambridge and London and completed a Ph.D. thesis on The Bhagavad Gita at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

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