The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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Penguin Putnam
The eighteen chapters of The Bhagavad Gita (c. 500 b.c.), the glory of Sanskrit literature, encompass the whole spiritual struggle of a human soul. Its three central themes—love, light, and life—arise from the symphonic vision of God in all things and of all things in God.

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Blackwell North Amer
The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior, Arjuna, who realized that the true battle is for his own soul.
Juan Mascaro's translation of The Bhagavad Gita captures the extraordinary aural qualities of the original Sanskrit. This edition features a new introduction by Simon Brodbeck, which discussed concepts such as dehin, prakriti and karma.

Publisher: London : Penguin, 2003
Copyright Date: ©1962
ISBN: 9780140449181
Branch Call Number: 294.5924 BHAGA
Characteristics: lxiii, 85 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Mascaró, Juan
Notes: The translation originally published: Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1962.- "Reprinted with new chronology, introduction and further reading"--Title page verso


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