The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter.
"Content and narration reduced me to tears"
Prince Arjuna faces a dilemma that troubles many people sooner or later - whether to take action that is necessary but morally ambiguous. The difference is that Arjuna’s action is to wage war against his own family. With the armies arrayed, Arjuna loses his nerve. Krishna, his charioteer and incarnation of divine consciousness, begins to teach him about the nature of God and of himself. Arjuna learns that he can attain liberation through union with God, and that there are several possible paths to this goal.
"Stephen Mitchell makes a difference!"
The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. In this audio version of his classic book The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners, Jack Hawley makes its wisdom clear to Western seekers.
"A Walkingthrough, not enough Thinkingthrough..."
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 75 languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight.
"Excellent, wide-ranging intro to the Gita"
This simple introduction to both the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is a gentle way to ease into these ancient texts. Crafted for use in Hatha Yoga studios, teacher training programs and experiential classroom venues, students will find the language of the book friendly and engaging while teachers will find a rich offering of dialogue-encouraging questions and activities to enrich the learning experience.
"Great discussion, poor pronunciation."
Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people's lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda.
"Excelent Read, Very Informative"
Written in the ancient language of Sanskrit, the Bhagavad-Gita is a compelling epic poem that holds within it all of the answers to the questions that have baffled humankind since the beginning of time, and will continue to do so well into the future. Through powerful interpretation, storytelling, and the personal insights that he has experienced throughout his own life, Steven sheds great light on the many layers of teachings that are presented in this short yet sometimes perplexing text.
"A Great Introduction to Gita"
The Glorious Bhagavad Gita renders in English all 18 chapters of this holy spiritual text from 3,500 years ago, filled with esoteric and practical wisdom about a wide variety of life questions and experiences, recited to a meter and tune based on the Sanskrit version as sung by Anandamayi Ma.
The search for higher truth must be conducted in the midst of the forces of life, with all its demands and seductions. So teaches The Bhagavad Gita, an ancient text that has been called the quintessence of the spirituality of India. In it, the great warrior Arjuna contemplates the meaning of life, just moments before entering the battlefield. "Why do I exist? Why should I fight against my loved ones? And where shall I go after I die?" he asks himself in search for knowledge of the Absolute.
"Oh, the humanity!"
The Bhagavad Gita is a gem so precious in India's spiritual treasury that many regard it not as a volume of sacred verse, but as a living manifestation of the Divine. In the summer of 1974, inside a balmy Boulder, Colorado, warehouse that served as a main hall of a fledgling Naropa Institute, some say a minor miracle occured: The reawakening of the Gita's living presence, as it unfolded in a series of wisdom teachings led by Ram Dass.
"Absolutely the Ultimate"
The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture written in Sanskrit language. It was written as part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata by the sage Ved Vyas, whose full name was Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa. The scripture contains 700 verses that talk about various spiritual issues that you may come across in your life and that help in achieving liberation.
"Bhagavad Gita for Beginners"
In a clear and wonderful way, Lord Krishna describes the science of self-realization and the exact process by which a human being can establish their eternal relationship with God. In terms of pure, spiritual knowledge the Bhagavad Gita is incomparable. Its intrinsic beauty is that its knowledge applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian ideology. It is approachable from the sanctified realms of all religions and is glorified as the epitome of all spiritual teachings.
In this illuminating audio experience, Deepak Chopra invites listeners to experience the therapeutic power of sound through language and music. In Volume I, Deepak explains how language forms our material reality and shapes our beliefs and behavior. Listeners are treated to a selection of sacred verses from the Bhagavad Gita that spontaneously generate insight, intuition, and inner harmony.
"Give it a chance..."
Bhagavadgita, o “Canto del Divino”, o “Il canto divino” è un poema di contenuto religioso inserito nel grande poema epico indiano Mahabharata. La Bhagavadgita ha valore di testo sacro, ed è divenuto nella storia tra i testi più popolari e amati tra i fedeli dell'Induismo.In questo testo è il dio stesso che parla, incarnato in un personaggio(Krisna) del canto, e risponde alle domande di Arjuna, essendo così l’unico testo sacro in cui il Dio spiega la propria dottrina.
Lo Zen presentato attraverso brevi storie e dialoghi tratti dalle opere dei principali maestri di questa La Bhagavad Gita e' stata definita la "quintessenza" della spiritualita' dell'India. La Gita e' il cuore del Mahabharata, la grande epopea induista, e il dialogo fra Krishna e l'eroe semidio Arjuna si rivolge a tutti coloro che ricercano una piu' elevata verita' sul mondo. L'audiolibro racconta questo dialogo e lo colloca nel contesto storico-mitico.
Lo stile di vita contemporaneo è infatti spesso frammentato, e diveniamo incapaci di cogliere i legami che ci uniscono al Creato...