Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance

Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance

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Bloomsbury Academic

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Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance

**Use copy in Blurb1Deep in India's past, Lord Krishna revealed the 700 verse Bhagavad-Gita, a spiritual poem containing universal, nonsectarian truths. In 1995, Steven Pressfield decided to introduce the Bhagavad-Gita to a contemporary audience, so he restructured the Gita in terms of a golf novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance. As he says, "In the Gita the troubled warrior Arjuna receives instruction from Krishna, Supreme Lord of the Universe, who has assumed human form as Arjuna's charioteer. Instead of a troubled warrior, it's a troubled golf champion (Ranulph Junah); instead of his charioteer, it's his caddie Bagger Vance." Now a major motion picture directed by Robert Redford and starring Matt Damon and Will Smith, The Legend of Bagger Vance is loosely based on the ancient Hindu epic. Steven Rosen, in Gita on the Green: The Mystical Tradition Behind Bagger Vance, draws the story out further using some thirty years of Gita scholarship and a writing style that is both eloquent and thorough. Rosen takes us on a colorful jourbaney into the golf world of Bagger Vance, as well as into the spiritual realm of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. By the end of the jourbaney, one realizes that one has just read a commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita while hitting a hole in one.

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ISBN-13: 9780826413659
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/30/2002
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 877,517
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

1.My Search for the "Authentic Swing"27
2.Violence on the Battlefield of Life45
3.The Art of Action65
4.Devotional Love: The Name of the Game95
5.Putting Knowledge First116
Endgame: Or, How Does All of This Apply to Me?152
Select Bibliography170

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