Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song
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Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song

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by Graham M. Schweig
     
 

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“[It] will remain the standard text of this marvelous Song for years to come, if indeed it is ever superseded.”
—Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

 

Graham M. Schweig’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita—the “Bible of India”—is an elegant, highly accessible version of one of the most

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“[It] will remain the standard text of this marvelous Song for years to come, if indeed it is ever superseded.”
—Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions

 

Graham M. Schweig’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita—the “Bible of India”—is an elegant, highly accessible version of one of the most important sacred scriptures in world religion. This beautiful translation of the famous conversation between the Hindu god Krishna and the young prince Arjuna includes a glossary, a pronunciation guide, and expert commentary for greater ease of understanding.

Editorial Reviews

Ariel Glucklich
“Crystal clear and eminently readable.”
Yoga Journal
“Extremely reader friendly, particularly if you have little or no prior exposure to the Gita. ”
Huston Smith
“Graham Schweig’s new, beautiful, and accessible translation will remain the standard text of this marvelous Song for years to come.”
Arvind Sharma
“The Bhagavad Gita is a religious classic; Graham Schweig’s felicitous translation deserves to be called a classic in its own right.”
John Borelli
“Schweig has produced a beautifully readable, accurate and respectful translation that should become the standard text for classroom use.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061997303
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
267,622
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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Bhagavad Gita
The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song

Chapter One

Arjuna's Conflict and Despair

Dhritarashtra said:

On the field of dharma,
on the field of Kuru,
assembled together
desiring to fight,
Were my armies
and indeed those
of the sons of Pandu—
how did they act, O Sanjaya?1

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Sanjaya said:

Now seeing the armies
of the Pandavas arrayed
in battle formation,
King Duryodhana,
approaching his teacher,
spoke these words:2

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[Duryodhana said:]

Behold these mighty warriors
of the sons of Pandu,
O Revered Teacher,
Arrayed in
battle formation
by the son of Drupada,
your own skillful student.3

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Bhagavad Gita
The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song
. Copyright © by Graham Schweig. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Huston Smith
“Graham Schweig’s new, beautiful, and accessible translation will remain the standard text of this marvelous Song for years to come.”
Arvind Sharma
“The Bhagavad Gita is a religious classic; Graham Schweig’s felicitous translation deserves to be called a classic in its own right.”
John Borelli
“Schweig has produced a beautifully readable, accurate and respectful translation that should become the standard text for classroom use.”

Meet the Author

Graham M. Schweig is the author and translator of Dance of Divine Love: The Råsa Lîlå of Krishna. After completing graduate work at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, he became associate professor of religious studies at Christopher Newport University and visiting associate professor of Sanskrit at the University of Virginia. Schweig was recently a Visiting Fellow of Hindu studies at Oxford University, and has been accepted as a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University. He has traveled to India several times where for one year, under a Smithsonian Institution-funded grant, he researched ancient handwritten manuscripts. Since an early age, Schweig has practiced various forms of meditational and devotional yoga.

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