Religion

Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harmony Books

ISBN: 9780609810347

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 6614

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, in a new translation of this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Poetry

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Author: George Thompson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0865477442

Category: Poetry

Page: 106

View: 5369

A prose translation of the classic Indian poem, prepared for the specific needs of students, teachers, and yoga instructors, introduces the core principles of Vedic philosophy while endeavoring to accurately reflect the forms, sounds, and rhythms of the original text. Original.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

Author: Gavin Flood,Charles Martin

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393345130

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 5437

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.
Religion

The Bhagavad-Gita

Author: Georg Feuerstein,Brenda Feuerstein

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 159030893X

Category: Religion

Page: 509

View: 9366

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.
Religion

The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation with Commentary

Author: Ranchor Prime

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764122231

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 8155

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.
Religion

Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307419894

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 6041

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.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Eknath Easwaran

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458778436

Category: Religion

Page: 310

View: 7872

The Bhagavad Gita: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran's Classics of Indian Spirituality series ''On this path, effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort towards spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.'' - Bhagavad Gita (2:40) The Bhagavad Gita, the ''Song of the Lord, '' is India's best-known scripture. For Easwaran, it was a personal guidebook, as it was for Mahatma Gandhi. The Bhagavad Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield. Prince Arjuna is on the brink of an apocalyptic war that he doesn't want to fight - and he turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Arjuna's struggle is profoundly modern. Easwaran's genius is to show us that ''the battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita's subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage.'' And Sri Krishna's sublime instruction, on living and dying, working and loving, on the nature of the soul, is as relevant to readers today as it was at the dawn of Indian history.
Philosophy

Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita

A Contemporary Introduction

Author: Keya Maitra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350040177

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 5642

Philosophy of The Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction presents a complete philosophical guide and new translation of the most celebrated text of Hinduism. While usually treated as mystical and religious poetry, this new translation focuses on the philosophy underpinning the story of a battle between two sets of cousins of the Aryan clan. Designed for use in the classroom, this lively and readable translation: - Situates the text in its philosophical and cultural contexts - Features summaries and chapter analyses and questions at the opening and end of each of the eighteen chapters encouraging further study - Highlights points of comparison and overlap between Indian and Western philosophical concepts and themes such as just war, care ethics, integrity and authenticity - Includes a glossary allowing the reader to determine the meaning of central concepts Written with clarity and without presupposing any prior knowledge of Hinduism, Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction reveals the importance and value of reading the Gita philosophically.
Poetry

Godsong

A Verse Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, with Commentary

Author: Amit Majmudar

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524733482

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 1360

A fresh, strikingly immediate and elegant verse translation of the classic, with an introduction and helpful guides to each section, by the rising American poet. Born in the United States into a secularized Hindu family, Amit Majmudar puzzled over the many religious traditions on offer, and found that the Bhagavad Gita had much to teach him with its "song of multiplicities." Chief among them is that "its own assertions aren't as important as the relationships between its characters . . . The Gita imagined a relationship in which the soul and God are equals"; it is, he believes, "the greatest poem of friendship . . . in any language." His verse translation captures the many tones and strategies Krishna uses with Arjuna--strict and berating, detached and philosophical, tender and personable. "Listening guides" to each section follow the main text, and expand in accessible terms on the text and what is happening between the lines. Godsong is an instant classic in the field, from a poet of skill, fine intellect, and--perhaps most important--devotion.

The Bhagavad Gita in Plain and Simple English

(a Modern Translation and the Original Version)

Author: Anonymous,BookCaps

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781503184848

Category:

Page: 126

View: 3757

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. Visit BookCaps.com to find out more.
Bhagavadgītā

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Author: Stephen Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780712604383

Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 223

View: 2043

Major new translation of one of the world's most widely read sacred texts. 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, and useful for scholars of Verdic literature and students.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita

A Verse Translation

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1851689885

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 5562

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most widely read Hindu scriptures in the Western world. Taking the form of a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and the divine Krishna on the eve of battle, it is concerned with the most profound aspects of social and religious duty, and the relationship of human beings to God. In its eighteen short chapters it explores the spiritual struggle of the human soul and the search for both the true self and eternal life, culminating in an unparalleled vision of God the omnipotent.
Body, Mind & Spirit

The Living Gita

The Complete Bhagavad Gita : a Commentary for Modern Readers

Author: Swami Satchidananda

Publisher: Integral Yoga Dist

ISBN: N.A

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 326

View: 6108

Today we see humanity divided and threatened with nuclear war and mutual destruction, but The Gita teaches us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need. Original.
Religion

A Comprehensive Guide to Bhagavad-Gita with Literal Translation

Author: H. D. Goswami

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692761717

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 2638

With its systematic analysis of major themes, this Comprehensive Gita Guide represents a one-of-a-kind companion for beginners, advanced students and experienced scholars. With encyclopedic knowledge and an insider's understanding of the text, the author guides us in simple accessible prose to the very heart of the Gita's sublime conclusions.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Ravi Ravindra

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9386867435

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 5951

A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life “O Dhananjaya, do your work established in yoga and abandon attachment. Be impartial to success or failure, for yoga is equanimity.” —The Bhagavad Gita Myths offer truths that speak about the human condition and have withstood the test of time. The Mahabharata is one such magnificent saga and the Bhagavad Gita is the nectar of its distilled wisdom. The great Indian gurus and philosophers have looked at the battle of Kurukshetra as a euphemism for the struggle within – between a person’s asuric (demonic) and daivic (divine) inclinations. Eons later, the Gita is still relevant and popular. Is it because we are still fascinated about an ancient war and a philosophical discourse that happened in the middle of a battlefield a long time ago, or because we are concerned about understanding the constant tussle between good and bad in our lives and in our own consciousness? Ravi Ravindra’s fresh prose translation of the great epic stands out from the many other versions with its assertion that the Gita is, at its heart, an indispensable universal guide to help you cross the battlefield of life. Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he served for many years as a professor in comparative religion, philosophy and physics. He is the author of numerous books including Science and the Sacred, The Wisdom of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and The Pilgrim Soul.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita

Twenty-fifth–Anniversary Edition

Author: Christopher Key Chapple

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438428405

Category: Religion

Page: 771

View: 4918

An interlinear edition of the spiritual classic that provides devanagari, transliterated Sanskrit, and English versions of the Gītā.
Religion

The Bhagavad Gita

A Walkthrough for Westerners

Author: Jack Hawley

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680576

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 7681

The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives. The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be “inspirited,” to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.
Religion

The Gita

A New Translation of Hindu Sacred Scripture

Author: Irina N. Gajjar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975366288

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 3507

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.