Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God

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Signet Clasic, Jul 1, 2002 - Religion - 143 pages
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The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations.

Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social problems.

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Inspiring and disturbing. There are passages of beauty and insight. There are long descriptions of an obscure cosmology. And there are passages whose purpose seems to be social control: the ... Read full review

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I'm so happy I found this translation by Isherwood with the intro by Huxley. This translation is so poetic, so accessible and so gripping. It truly feels as if Krishna is speaking to you directly ... Read full review

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Swami Prabhavananda (1893-1976), nacio en India. Ingreso a la Orden Ramakrisha en Kolkata, donde recibio sus votos monasticos finales. En 1923 fue enviado a America, como Swami asistente en el centro de San Fransisco. Luego de dos anos de su estadia en Los Estados Unidos, establecio el centro Vedanta de Portland. En diciembre de 1929 se mudo a Los Angeles donde fundo, en 1930, el centro Vedanta mas grade fuera de India: La Sociedad Vedanta de Hollywood con distintos subcentros, 2 conventos y 2 monasterios. El Swami es autor y traductor de varios titulos sobre cultura y religion india. Autores de la talla de Christopher Isherwood, Frederik Manchester y Aldous Huxley colaboraron con sus obras literarias en diversas maneras. Como un ultimo tributo a haber dado su vida para el resurgimiento espiritual de sus hermanos y hermanas americanos, el Swami dejo su cuerpo el dia de la Independencia Americana, el 4 de Julio de 1976. ----------------------------------------- Swami Prabhavananda (1893-1976), born in India. Joined the Ramakrishna Order in Kolkata, where he received his final vows. In 1923 he was sent as assistant Swami to the Vedanta Society of San Fransisco in the United States of America. After two years he established the Vedanta Society of Portland. In 1929 he moved to Los Angeles where he founded, in 1930, The Vedanta Society of Southern California, which is even today the largest Society outside India, with subcenters, two monasteries and two convents. The Swami authored and translated various titles on religion and Hindu culture. Christopher Isherwood, Frederick Manchester and Aldous Huxley coauthored books with the Swami and cooperated in his literary work in many ways. As a tribute to his adopted land, Swami Prabhavananda passed away on the bicentennial of America's Independence, July 4, 1976.

Christopher Isherwood, born in Cheshire, England, in 1904, wrote both novels and nonfiction. He was a lifelong friend of W.H. Auden and wrote several plays with him, including Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F6. He lived in Germany from 1928 until 1933 and his writings during this period described the political and social climate of pre-Hitler Germany. Isherwood immigrated to the United States in 1939 and became a U.S. citizen in 1946. He lived in California, working on film scripts and adapting plays for television. The musical Cabaret is based on several of Isherwood's stories and on his play, I Am a Camera. His other works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains, about life in Germany in the early 1930s; Down There on a Visit, an autobiographical novel; and Where Joy Resides, published after his death in 1986.

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