Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

by Sir Edwin Arnold
     
 

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The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is a 700 verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the
Mahabharata, and is treated as an Upanishad in its own right. It is a very comprehensive compendium of the whole Vedic tradition, and an introduction to the text states that the book is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature…  See more details below

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The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is a 700 verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the
Mahabharata, and is treated as an Upanishad in its own right. It is a very comprehensive compendium of the whole Vedic tradition, and an introduction to the text states that the book is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Lord Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of God (Parabrahman).The context of the Gita is a conversation between Lord Krishna and the Pandava prince Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra War.

Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma about fighting his own cousins who command a tyranny imposed on a captured State, Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince, and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu theology and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life.

It has been highly praised by not only prominent Indians such as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi but also Aldous Huxley, Albert Einstein, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ralph Waldo
Emerson, Carl Jung and Herman Hesse.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770833241
Publisher:
Theophania Publishing
Publication date:
09/07/2011
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.21(d)

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