Bhagavad-gita As It Is

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The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust - 998 pages
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The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better.

Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India's spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries.

In translating the Gita, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has remained loyal to the intended meaning of Krishna's words, and thus he has unlocked all the secrets of the ancient knowledge of the Gita and placed them before us as an exciting opportunity for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment.

The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. At the last moment before entering a battle between brothers and friends, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder: Why should he fight? What is the meaning of his life? Where is he going after death?

In response, Krishna brings His friend from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment, and each one of us is invited to walk the same path.

 

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User Review  - Kshitij - Goodreads

EDIT: The five stars are for only for Gita (I'd recommend reading any normal translation) and not for this translation by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of ISKCON who has mixed the nonsensical spices ... Read full review

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User Review  - K. Hari Kumar - Goodreads

Took a long time to actually have the patience to sit through this self proclaimed 'authoritative scripture', primarily because the skeptic in me could not really accept everything written by the ... Read full review

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