The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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 realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.

Juan Mascaró'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 discusses concepts such as dehin, prakriti and karma.

Title:The Bhagavad Gita
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140449181
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  • Francisco

    Goodreads 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 ...

  • Nandakishore Varma

    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...

  • Michael

    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 on...

  • Fergus

    JUDGEMENT DAY!IF THE RED SLAYER THINKS HE SLAYS,OR IF THE SLAIN THINKS HE IS SLAIN,THEY KNOW NOT WELL THE SUBTLE WAYSI KEEP, AND PASS, AND TURN AGAIN.Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Brahma”It’s the dawnin...

  • Warwick

    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 insight...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Q:The man who sees me in everythingand everything within mewill not be lost to me, norwill I ever be lost to him.He who is rooted in onenessrealizes that I amin every being; whereverhe goes, he remain...

  • Karla Becker

    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 cre...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon

    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 ma...

  • Holly

    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 insta...

  • Riku Sayuj

    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 more to lett...