Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song

Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song

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by Graham M. Schweig
     
 

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The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world.

Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita takes

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The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world.

Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield, where a war for the possession of a North Indian kingdom is about to ensue between two noble families related by blood. The epic's hero, young Prince Arjuna, is torn between his duty as a warrior and his revulsion at the thought of his brothers and cousins killing each other over control of the realm. Frozen by this ethical dilemma, he debates the big questions of life and death with the supreme Hindu deity Krishna, cleverly disguised as his charioteer. By the end of the story, Eastern beliefs about mortality and reincarnation, the vision and practice of yoga, the Indian social order and its responsibilities, family loyalty, spiritual knowledge, and the loftiest pursuits of the human heart are explored in depth. Explaining the very purpose of life and existence, this classic has stood the test of twenty-three centuries. It is presented here in a thoroughly accurate, illuminating, and beautiful translation that is sure to become the standard for our day.

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Editorial Reviews

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.”
Ariel Glucklich
“Crystal clear and eminently readable.”
Yoga Journal
“Extremely reader friendly, particularly if you have little or no prior exposure to the Gita. ”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062065025
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
564,239
File size:
2 MB

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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.”

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