Bhagavad Gita Explained

Bhagavad Gita Explained

by Michael Beloved

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As a philosophical treatise and a religious canon, Bhagavad-Gita endured the test of time. With the prevalence of literacy, many hundreds of published and unpublished translations and commentaries abound. People find solace in the philosophy of Gita and existential security in the promises given by Sri Krishna.

This exceptional translation and commentary opens an avenue to Krishna's explanations about the mysteries of material existence, the individual self and the Supreme Being. It answers many questions, some of which are:

Who are we? What is our purpose? Is there an eternal self? Is this physical world the one and only dimension?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013555983
Publisher: Michael Beloved
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Series: Explained , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 596
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Michael Beloved (Yogi Madhvacharya) took his current body in 1951 in Guyana. In 1965, while living in Trinidad, he instinctively began doing yoga postures and trying to make sense of the supernatural side of life.

Later on, in 1970, in the Philippines, he approached a Martial Arts Master named Mr. Arthur Beverford, explaining to the teacher that he was seeking a yoga instructor. Mr. Beverford identified himself as an advanced disciple of Rishi Singh Gherwal, an astanga yoga master.

Mr. Beverford taught the traditional Astanga Yoga with stress on postures, attentive breathing and brow chakra centering meditation. In 1972, Madhvacharya entered the Denver Colorado Ashram of Kundalini Yoga Master Sri Harbhajan Singh. There he took instruction in Bhastrika Pra¿ayama and its application to yoga postures. He was supervised mostly by Yogi Bhajan’s disciple named Prem Kaur.

In 1979 Madhvacharya formally entered the disciplic succession of the Brahma-Madhava Gaudiya Sampradaya through Swami Kirtanananda, who was a prominent sannyasi disciple of the Great Vaishnava Authority Sri Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, the exponent of devotion to Sri Krishna.

After carefully studying and practicing the devotional process introduced by Sri Swami Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada, Madhvacharya was inspired to do this translation of the Bhagavad- Gita, which initially was published hard bound, under the title of Bhagavad Gita in Its Own Time and Place, by Asian Printery, Gujarat, India. The translation without commentary is published as Bhagavad Gita English. The translation with sansikrit text and word-for-word meanings, is published as Bhagavad Gita Revealed.

This publication does not concern making or controlling disciples. It is designed to give readers insight to what Sri Krishna and Arjuna discussed in the discourse, without any effort to convince or convert. It is free of missionary overtones.

Regarding those who carefully study the Gita and those who hear it with confidence, Sri Krishna said this:

I would be loved by the devotee who by sacrifice of his knowledge, will study this sacred conversation of ours. This is My opinion. (18.70)

Even the person who hears with confidence, without ridiculing is freed. He should attain the happy worlds where persons of pious actions reside. (18.71)

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