The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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Tesoro de poesía, modelo de elocuencia y esencia de todas las Escrituras Sagradas, este delicado monumento literario de 3000 años de antigüedad atrae y asombra cada vez más al hombre occidental. Su reflejo de la unión mística con la Divinidad trasciende el tiempo y el espacio. En las páginas del poema se encuentran

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Tesoro de poesía, modelo de elocuencia y esencia de todas las Escrituras Sagradas, este delicado monumento literario de 3000 años de antigüedad atrae y asombra cada vez más al hombre occidental. Su reflejo de la unión mística con la Divinidad trasciende el tiempo y el espacio. En las páginas del poema se encuentran pasajes notables por la encantadora sencillez de su estilo; otros de una gran majestuosidad en los que se amalgaman lo sublime, lo delicado y el sentimiento más exquisito.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140449181
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/25/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
496,080
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Laurie L. Patton is Winship Distinguished Research Professor and Chairperson (1996). She earned her B.A. from Harvard University and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. For several years during the last two decades she has made her Indian home in Pune, Maharashtra. Her scholarly interests are in the interpretation of early Indian ritual and narrative, comparative mythology, literary theory in the study of religion, and women and Hinduism in contemporary India.

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The Bhagavad-Gita 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MayaKB More than 1 year ago
I have half a dozen translations of the Bhagavad Gita, but this is the finest, in my opinion. The language is at once clear and lyrical. What I especially appreciate is that Mascaro did not try to "dumb down" such terms as atman and karma by rendering them in English "equivalents" ("over-soul" or "wheel of life") that are not equivalent at all. The organization of the work is also beneficial since I have frequent occasion to quote from the scripture. In short, Mascaro treats the Gita as a work of scripture and spiritual education rather than an abstract piece of poetry that Western minds are not expected to understand. I only wish it were available in Nook format. I've worn out two paperbacks already.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago