The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409005852

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6936

The Bhagavad Gita, or 'Song of the Spirit', is the best known book of India's national epic The Mahabharata. Based on a dialogue between Bhagavan Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the eve of a great battle, it is held to be the essence of Hindu spirituality, sacred literature and yoga, as well as exploring the great universal themes of courage, honour, death, love, virtue and fulfilment. Of interest to the large number of contemporary spiritual seekers - of any faith and none - who want to read the world's most important sacred texts, and to learn from their wisdom. Also useful for scholars of Vedic literature and students.

The Bhagavad-Gita

Author: Georg Feuerstein,Brenda Feuerstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 159030893X

Category: Religion

Page: 509

View: 4531

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms.

The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation with Commentary

Author: Ranchor Prime

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764122231

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9360

Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence.

Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307419894

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5997

Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right. Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make every other rendering obsolete." From the Hardcover edition.

The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

Author: Gavin Flood,Charles Martin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345130

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 6807

The Bhagavad Gita, the Song of the Lord, is an ancient Hindu scripture about virtue, presented as a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of God, and the warrior Arjuna on the eve of a great battle over succession to the throne. This new verse translation of the classic Sanskrit text combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of award-winning poet and translator Charles Martin. The result is a living, vivid work that avoids dull pedantry and remains true to the extraordinarily influential original. A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, The Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. Its universal themes—life and death, war and peace, sacrifice—resonate in a West increasingly interested in Eastern religious experiences and the Hindu diaspora.

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Author: George Thompson

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466835311

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 505

A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita, a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata, is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated into English many times since 1785, and has had a profound influence in America, beginning with the transcendentalists and continuing today. It is taught in introductory world literature, religion, and Eastern religion courses, and is often prescribed in yoga teacher training courses because it explains the core principles of Vedic philosophy, which are central to yoga practice. Some of the currently available translations are in verse and, while well crafted, often do not accurately reflect the forms, sounds, and rhythms of the original. Older scholarly translations convey little feel for language. George Thompson's intention is to be as accurate and engaging as possible, and to create a translation that has scholarly bona fides, literary sensibility, and greater accuracy than previous translations. He emphasizes the social, historical, literary, and philosophical contexts surrounding the text. His introduction explains the development of Hindu thought and where the philosophy of the "Gita" fits historically, along with a history of the text and its place in Indian literature and philosophy and history..


Der Gesang Gottes - Eine zeitgemäße Version für westliche Leser

Author: Jack Hawley

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641135222

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 6146

Die »Bibel des Ostens« in einer leicht zugänglichen Prosaversion. Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystisch-spirituelle Werk der Inder. Entstanden vor Tausenden von Jahren, diskutiert und kommentiert die Gita grundlegende Seinsfragen wie Liebe, Freundschaft, Tod, Sinn und Ziel des Lebens und den Zyklus der Wiedergeburten. Jack Hawley ist es gelungen, das grandiose Poem in eine wunderschöne, für den modernen westlichen Leser adäquate Prosafassung zu übertragen.

The Bhagavad Gita In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610429990

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 711

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest known works of Hindu literature. It has inspired thousands of artist and leaders alike. And if you look at most translations, you will be confused! If you have struggled in the past reading The Bhagavad-Gita, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of the text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

The Bhagavadgītā

A New Translation

Author: Kees W. Bolle,Bhagavadgita Mahabharata

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520037410

Category: Religion

Page: 318

View: 9423

A Sanskrit concordance and Professor Bolle's thoughts on translating the Bhagavadgita accompany a presentation of India's classic religious poem in Sanskrit and an English translation that captures the essence of the original text

Die Bhagavad Gita

Die Quelle der indischen Spiritualität. Eingeleitet und übersetzt von Eknath Easwaran

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641089077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 7616

Die bedeutendste Quelle indischer Spiritualität Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystischspirituelle Werk der Inder. Entstanden vor Tausenden von Jahren, diskutiert und kommentiert die Gita grundlegende Seinsfragen wie Liebe, Freundschaft, Tod, Sinn und Ziel des Lebens und den Zyklus der Wiedergeburten. Easwaran schafft den Zugang zu diesem Werk von seiner historischen Bedingtheit her, aber er erschließt auch die universelle Gültigkeit und Zeitlosigkeit seiner Lehren.

Eintausend Namen für Freude

Leben in Harmonie mit dem Tao

Author: Byron Katie,Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364110632X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

View: 1843

Zusammen mit dem Taoismus-Experten Stephen Mitchell erläutert Byron Katie das Tao Te King des chinesischen Weisen Lao Tse. Die oft als schwierig und verrätselt empfundenen Worte werden so erfrischend, lebendig und anekdotenreich behandelt, dass die klassische Weisheit ganz aktuell und anschaulich wird. Die geistige Verwandtschaft mit Prinzipien der genialen Fragetechnik „the Work“ wird hier ganz offenbar: Lao Tses Prinzip des „Wu Wei“ (Nicht-tun, Geschehen-lassen) stimmt in verblüffender Weise mit Byron Katies Aufforderung zu „Lieben was ist“ überein.

The Bhagavad Gita

a new verse translation

Author: Ann Stanford

Publisher: Seabury Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 145

View: 1289

Die Bhagavad Gita

Author: Yogānanda

Publisher: Self Realization Fellowship Pub

ISBN: 9780876120323

Category: Religion

Page: 707

View: 2554

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation and Study Guide

Author: Nicholas Sutton

Publisher: Mandala Publishing

ISBN: 9781683837336

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 3489

This short course sets out a detailed study of the text, philosophy, and contemporary significance of the teachings found within the Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita, which was spoken perhaps five thousand years ago and whose written form has been extant for over two thousand years, has continued to inspire new generations of seekers in the East and West for centuries. Gandhi in the East and Thoreau, Emerson, Einstein, and others in the West found within its pages deep wisdom, comfort, and contemporary applications to their lives and times. The Gita ranks with the Bible, Dhammapada, Dao De Jing, Qu’ran, and other significant sacred books as a universal source teaching that transcends sectarian religions. In addition, the Bhagavad Gita—along with the Yogasutras—is one of the two primary foundational books on the yoga path, aspects of which have become wildly popular in the West in recent decades. The Gita has been translated and commented on by great Eastern teachers, such as Shankara (eighth century) and Ramanuja (eleventh century), but also by an ever-increasing group of Western seekers and teachers up to the present day. This new translation and commentary on the Gita is the first in a series of books produced by the Oxford Centre of Hindu Studies (OCHS), a Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford. The OCHS Gita is simultaneously authoritative, academically sound, and accessible for inquiring students and seekers. Each chapter has an English translation of the verses, explores main themes, and explains how the knowledge is relevant and applicable to our twenty-first-century world. To see available courses from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, visit

The Illustrated Bhagavad Gítá

A New Translation with Commentary

Author: Ranchor Prime

Publisher: Godsfield Press

ISBN: 9781841811680

Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 144

View: 3248

In the history of India, the Bhagavard Gita occupies a unique place as the one scripture common to all Hindus. It is short, simple and to the point, and draws the diverse tenets of Inidan philosophy into a unified whole.

The Gita

A New Translation of Hindu Sacred Scripture

Author: Irina N. Gajjar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975366288

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 9324

Capturing the spirit of the ancient Indian Hindu epic without sacrificing clarity, a translation in English blank verse of the Bhagavad Gita is the story of Arjuna, who is reluctant to go into battle because the other armies are led by family members, and his charioteer, Krishna, who provides spiritual and moral guidance. Reprint.

The "Bhagavad Gita"

A Biography

Author: Richard H. Davis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851971

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 6765

The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he must. In the dialogue that follows, Arjuna comes to realize that the true battle is for his own soul. Davis highlights the place of this legendary dialogue in classical Indian culture, and then examines how it has lived on in diverse settings and contexts. He looks at the medieval devotional traditions surrounding the divine character of Krishna and traces how the Gita traveled from India to the West, where it found admirers in such figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Davis explores how Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda used the Gita in their fight against colonial rule, and how contemporary interpreters reanimate and perform this classical work for audiences today. An essential biography of a timeless masterpiece, this book is an ideal introduction to the Gita and its insights into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage.

Journey Through The Bhagavad Gita - A Modern Commentary With Word-To-Word Sanskrit-English Translation

Author: GK Marballi


ISBN: 1304558487

Category: Religion

Page: 472

View: 4968

The Bhagavad Gita contains the essence and analysis of the Vedas and the Upanishads - ancient Indian spiritual texts that are at the heart of Indian spiritual tradition. It presents us with a solution for completely eradicating sorrow from our lives. This book is a straightforward, modern, and simple explanation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita. Each shloka (verse) is explained in detail. A summary of each chapter is also included. No prior background in Indian scriptures or Vedanta is required. Serious students of the Gita will also appreciate the word-to-word Sanskrit-to-English translation of each verse. About The Author GK Marballi works in the technology industry and is presently based in New York City. He received his bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Exploring the Bhagavad Gita

Philosophy, Structure and Meaning

Author: Theodor Ithamar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317137205

Category: Religion

Page: 172

View: 1853

The Bhagavad Gita is a unique literary creation but deciphering its meaning and philosophy is not easy or simple. This careful study of the Bhagavad Gita approaches the ancient text with a modern mind and offers a unifying structure which is of a universal relevance. Combining the philosophical-theoretical with the ethical-practical, Ithamar Theodor locates his study within comparative theology and identifies the various layers of meaning. The full text of the Bhagavad Gita is presented in new translation, divided into sections, and accompanied by in-depth commentary. This book makes the Bhagavad Gita accessible to a wide variety of readers, helping to make sense of this great spiritual classic which is one of the most important texts of religious Hinduism.