Bhagavad-gita As It Is

Bhagavad gita As It Is Bhagavad G t As It is is a version of the holy Hindu text Bhagavad Gita that contains a translation and commentary by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada founder of the International Society for Kri
  • Title: Bhagavad-gita As It Is
  • Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
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  • Bhagavad-gita As It Is
    Bhagavad G t As It is is a version of the holy Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, that contains a translation and commentary by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCON , commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement.The Bhagavad gita is the main source book on yoga and a concise summary of India s Vedic wisdom YBhagavad G t As It is is a version of the holy Hindu text, Bhagavad Gita, that contains a translation and commentary by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCON , commonly known as the Hare Krishna movement.The Bhagavad gita is the main source book on yoga and a concise summary of India s Vedic wisdom Yet remarkably, the setting for this best known classic of spiritual literature is an ancient Indian battlefield.At the last moment before entering battle, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder about the real meaning of his life Why should he fight against his friends and relatives Why does he exist Where is he going after death In the Bhagavad gita, Lord Krsna, Arjuna s friend and spiritual master, brings His disciple from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment In the course of doing so, Krsna concisely but definitively explains transcendental knowledge karma yoga, jnana yoga, dhyana yoga, and bhakti yoga knowledge of the Absolute devotional service the three modes of material nature the divine and demoniac natures and much .Bhagavad gita As It Is is the largest selling, most widely used edition of the Gita in the world.
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  • A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

    His Divine Grace Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was born as Abhay Charan De on 1 September 1896 in Calcutta, India He first met his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami, in Calcutta in 1922 Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent devotional scholar and the founder of sixty four branches of Gaudiya Mathas Vedic institutes , liked this educated young man and convinced him to dedicate his life to teaching Vedic knowledge in the Western world Srila Prabhupada became his student, and eleven years later 1933 at Allahabad, he became his formally initiated disciple.At their first meeting, in 1922, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura requested Srila Prabhupada to broadcast Vedic knowledge through the English language In the years that followed, Srila Prabhupada wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad gita and in 1944, without assistance, started an English fortnightly magazine.In the last ten years of his life, in spite of his advanced age, Srila Prabhupada circled the globe twelve times on lecture tours that have took him to six continents In spite of such a vigorous schedule, Srila Prabhupada continued to write prolifically His writings constitute a veritable library of Vedic philosophy, religion, literature and culture.

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  • should have a shelf for continually reading I think I have about six different translations of the Bhagavad Gita but I often end up with Eknath Easwaran s for its simplicity This is the book I re read when I am writing a novel It keeps everything in perspective by reminding me to offer my effort to God, to see my work as a service to others, and to not worry about what happens after that.


  • On the battlefield of GoodReads, the mighty reviewer Arjuna picked up his trusty pen, Gandeeva, and addressed his charioteer who was none other than Lord Krishna O Kesava Take me to the middle of the battlefield, between the opposing armies of Authors and Reviewers, so that I may see who I am fighting against.And Krishna did so.But Arjuna, seeing all his favourite authors arrayed against him, was suddenly loath to fight O Krishna he said How will I use my cruel pen to tear into these dear ones H [...]


  • Hey, how pretentious am I I just gave a four star review to a fucking holy text And now I m going to review it And I will swear in my review I m just asking for it, aren t I When comparing this one to the other holy books I ve read and or skimmed, I found this one quite insightful As a professed athiest, this one probably speaks to me the most The Bhagavad Gita is actually a section of the Mahabharata, which is, to simplify because that s all I have researched enough to do , the story of a war D [...]


  • I read the Bhagavad Gita with the same mixture of moral unease and as it were anthropological delight that all great religious books excite in me I find it so fascinating to gain these direct insights into how our species has, for millennia, grappled with the same questions of existential purpose and ethic responsibility but the answers put forward by most pre modern societies were, though beautiful, astounding and imaginative, also often cruel and inflexible and governed by values that now seem [...]


  • Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit he knew it by heart , and that had some kind of celestial experience inside me It was a very big book which needed patience to finish I read from cover to cover Since I didn t know Sanskrit I had to depend on a translated version The translation is said to be as it is , however, I found [...]


  • I can read this book over and over and still gain so much from it It contains such timeless truths, especially in light of today, such as, They alone see truly who see the Lord the same in every creature, who see the deathless in the hearts of all that die Seeing the same Lord everywhere, they do not harm themselves or others Thus they attain the supreme goal.


  • Religion is a contentious topic Many people are strongly opposed to it This is especially so with young people in the modern world Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries I m, of course, generalising very heavily here There are still parts of the world that are devoutly religious, but the prominence of this is unmistakably reducing and will continue to reduce as time goes on People raised by religious parents often grow up to become non believers Society is [...]



  • Has a book ever literally called to you by falling off the shelf and into your hands When the Bhagavad Gita came through the book drop while I was working at the library, I recognized the title instantly without remembering why it was familiar, at least initially All I knew was that I was going to take it home and read it immediately What I learned from the introduction is that Bhagavad Gita is Sanskrit for Song of the Lord and is India s best known scripture If none of that rings a bell, then t [...]



  • How to Read The Ancient TextsTo know how we should approach the great Classical works of antiquity, we can look to Ben Jonson s formulation in Discoveries I know nothing can conduce to letters, than to examine the writings of the ancients, and not to rest in their sole authority, or take all upon trust from them provided the plagues of judging, and pronouncing against them, be away such as are envy, bitterness, precipitation, impudence, and scurrile scoffing For to all the observations of the a [...]


  • I love the Bhagavad Gita It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous spritual persuasion might be However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book.This is Prabhupada s translation He is best known as the Founder and or person who brought the Hare Krishna form of Vasinavism to the United States The only issue I take with it is that at times he can be rather controversial in his interpretive purports of the verses n [...]


  • Some glory in their birth, some in their skill, Some in their wealth, some in their body s force, Some in their garments, though new fangled ill, Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse And every humor hath his adjunct pleasure, Wherein it finds a joy above the rest But these particulars are not my measure All these I better in one general best Thy love is better than high birth to me, Richer than wealth, prouder than garments cost, Of delight than hawks or horses be And having thee [...]


  • The Bhagavad Gita is the most famous part of The Mahabharata, India s national epic It s a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and the god Krishna They re standing between two armies Arjuna has friends and relatives on both sides, and he asks Krishna whether he should fight Their conversation immediately veers wildly off course, resulting in them talking philosophy for what must be hours right in the middle of a battlefield while all the other soldiers are probably like wtf dude, is this serious [...]


  • It s our expectations that make us unhappy As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions It s the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray It s enough to act according to your yoga Simply act, without having expectations of what our action will get us.We have two yogas we can practice the yoga of action or the yoga of contemplation Once you understand what your yoga is, then you can act accordingly within your nature [...]


  • The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the original sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports What the book gains from is an immense popularity due it s publishers fervent marketing of the book, free copies, etc.


  • Friends, why do you love this book This book is awful It s very smart, yes, and of course a great classic But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn t want to kill all the Germans because, well, they re his relatives, and it seems a bit silly And Jesus counters this by saying I AM FREAKING GOD DO WHAT THE F I TELL YOU YOU HAVE NO OPTION ANYWAY LOOK I HAVE STARS IN MY BELLY and follows it up by saying that he, Jesus, determines everything [...]


  • I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sittingter having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside A powerful read lesson I ve tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell s really resonated with me The undisciplined have no wisdom, no one pointed concentration with no concentration, no peace with no peace, where can joy be When the mind constantly runsafter the wandering senses,it drives away wisdom, like [...]


  • The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversation between the Pandava general, Arjuna, and his charioteer Krishna, who is in actuality the Supreme Being Himself, immediately before a monumental battle, a battle that Arjuna is hesitant to wage because it involves [...]


  • This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita Sanskrit or Song of the Lord The work is often referred to simply as the Gita Prashant Gupta begins, Here is the Song Divine or Bhagwad Gita for our young readers who resemble Arjuna in so many respects It will serve them as a permanent and trustworthy companion in performing their various vocations and duties in life It will lift them up in moments of depression The Bhagavad Gita is a commentary on the Upanishads There are about 108 of these Upa [...]


  • This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through Even after listening to it twice I know, I tend to do that to myself , I m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual religious ins and outs And this is coming from a yoga and meditation devotee who s read the Bible, the Quran, and the Torah I seldom read poetry but when I do I always try to go for the cr me de la cr me, and even if the Bhagavad Gita is certainly that, I [...]


  • What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I m familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur an, was two fold Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a sophisticated audience as the intricacy of the ontological explanations demonstrates.That is to say, where as the Old and New Testaments could be said to have been written fora semi literate nomadic tribe, and the lowest rung on the ladder of Roman society respectively, and the Qur an, a [...]



  • Just do it and don t hope Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself all religious booksareby definition over rated, that is in their nature but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one The book gained popularity only during British rule.The book in its narrative smashes together glorifying accounts of Krishna and a wide array of Indian philosophies With so much of subjects covered, the philosophy of this book is [...]





  • As arrogant as it seems to review an ancient text, I gave this book 2 stars because I m being honest about how much I did or did not enjoy reading it If I were a religious person and believed in a Man God, I may have enjoyed it but I think my main issue was my awareness that so much of the poetry that must have been there in the original language is lost in translation and my Western brain is wired to be tone deaf to the ideas that can, at best, only be guessed at or mimicked by modern Western m [...]


  • youreadireview THE BACKGROUND There is no specific story of The Gita the different teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna have been assembled into a separate book from the Hindu epic Mahabharata Krishna, who was considered as the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, acted as the charioteer of his best friend and cousin Arjuna who has been addressed as Partha While biggest armies ever stood ready to fight each other, Arjuna was haunted by the guilt of killing his own relatives, teacher and friends He dro [...]


  • Let me explain, I hate writing in books I think it sullies the text, I think it mires the next reader s experience and I think it aesthetically just doesn t look good But never have I written in a book then in this one Written notes, underline, bracketed, I went off the rails on this one and why Because I had to just to keep up Partially but than that I think it was because I wanted to grow along with Arjuna in the book as Krishna dropped his wisdom on the both of us and to distinguish myself [...]


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