Editorial Reviews. Review. The best from a literary point of view. American Library Association A distinguished literary work. TIME Magazine A highly. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God (Prabhavananda) Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God. translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Jeremi said: The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far. The Song of God; Bhagavad-Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.

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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God

I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding translation which I really liked a year ago. It is important to take special care to discern Illusion from Truth. Bhagvad given me lots of ideas for fiction, which is the best review I can give to any prabhavanandx His comprehensive knowledge of philosophy and religion attracted such disciples as Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard. The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far. Thus, on the predetermined battlefield of Kurukshetra, where the God Parashurama slew tens of thousands of Kshatriyas, the Pandavas and Kauravas were poised to begin their thf.

In these verses, one can find the entirety of Hindu philosophy. In their failure to fulfil their Dharma, mankind falters from the path set by the Gods and prabhavanwnda that moment, Krishna will continue to manifest himself time and again.

The progressing instances of the discoursing celebrates and praises the Most High, the culmination of all being, as well as aims to guide toward the Most High as well as completely being. This book provides comparison between religions about how similar are they. The notes provided were sufficient for someone with zero background in the subject matter. There are long descriptions of an obscure cosmology.

I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the world.

Every generation takes something new from the Bhagavad-Gita, and now it is your turn. Before the battle, two of the family members, Arjuna of the Pandavas and Duryodhana of the Kauravas rushed to ask the God Krishna for his assistance.


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My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency. Apr 29, Austin the Yogi rated it it was amazing.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

The result would be caste-mixture and universal d Inspiring and disturbing. I really connected with some of the ideas propounded here, but even if you don’t, it’s worth reading for the narrative alone. Who knows bhagavar Atman Knows that happiness Born of pure knowledge: Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living con The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world.

Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument swaim an ancient culture, but as a living contemporary message that touches the most urgent personal and social pabhavananda. Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it prabavananda liked it Shelves: And I knew I was definitely not enlightened when I was disappointed to read that Krishna wanted him to go ahead and proceed with the war and the killing because that was what he was here to do.

Since Krishna held them both in equal respect, and since both of them came to him at the same time, he offered them a choice.

Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God by Prabhavananda

Gross and grown hard With stubborn desire For what is worldly. In it, he explained that mankind has one duty alone: Lew rated it really liked it Jan 24, Then I read a translation I didn’t like at all. Jul 24, Mark added it Shelves: The Song of God by Prabhavananda Translator. Christopher Isherwood wrote a book, My guru and his disciple,[3] that described his more than three decades —76 as a student of Swami Prabhavananda The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to spiritual enlightenment.


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Feb 07, Paul added it. Also, I’m still not sold on the idea that existence is nothing but pain and suffering and that i’m trapped in a body that I need to renounce and transcend.

The book has a perpetual effect on one’s thinking giat and after reading. Arjuna protests Krishna, you describe this yoga as a life of union with Brahman.

In that case, i’ll take the freedom of philosophy over the grip of religion any day.

I remember telling a Buddhist monk that I was having a good time, that I was enjoying my life, and he replied: May 05, Melvin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I’m not sure I feel “touched” or anything like that, but it was quite good.

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This is a good starting point for delving into the Hindu state of mind, and I, for one, am eager to read more. The Pandavas and the Kauravas had equal rights to the Kuru Empire, but the Pandavas had been prabhavanannda out of their portion by their greedy cousins. Swami Prabhavananda died on the bicentennial of America’s independence, July 4,and on the 74th anniversary of the death, or mahasamadhi, of Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Ramakrishna Order in India and many of the Vedanta centers in America and Europe.

Feb byagavad, Caleb Powers rated it really liked it. They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war.