The Bhagavad Gita is the most celebrated and ancient scriptures of India. It is part of the epic called Mahabaratha. It is thousands of years old and one of the very few scriptures that have survived the ravages of time. Great and successful people all over the world have drawn inspiration from these scriptures.
This is a book by a common person for the common population in pursuit of eternal joy and liberation. The content of this book is primarily derived from the timeless wisdom contained in the ‘Bhagavad Gita’ .
I am an independent author, not affiliated with any religious or political organization. I have focused only on extracting the actionable items or ‘commandments’ from this scripture. I have not made any attempts to re-interpret or provide my own version of the meaning of the verses contained in this scripture. Many great scholars like Swami Ranganathananda, Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada, Swami Vivekananda, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Swami Sankaracharya, Georg Feuerstein etc. have all provided excellent interpretations. These are the works that I have drawn inspiration from.
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Reviewed by Kimberlee J Benart for Readers' Favorite Whether you’ve never read the Bhagavad Gita, are a student of eastern religious teachings, or just someone interested in spirituality in general, Lord Sri Krishna's Commandments: Timeless Secrets Extracted from Priceless Scriptures by Vinayak Raghuvamshi is a useful read. Although the Gita is an ancient religious text, the author’s stated approach is a simple and modern one: “Totally spiritual and scientific. Nothing religious about it.” His emphasis is on specific commandments found in the Gita. “Timeless secrets extracted from priceless scriptures for success, happiness, peace, prosperity and liberation.” In addition to discussing these commandments, Raghuvamshi provides summaries on topics such as food, devotion, and speech. He also provides a list of references and links for those readers who may wish to investigate or study the Bhagavad Gita further. In Lord Sri Krishna's Commandments, Raghuvamshi distills the Gita to eighteen simple statements. The object is a positive life transformation as the reader receives divine love and grace in studying and applying these statements or commandments to one’s life. They are universal in spirit and applicable to followers of any faith since they touch on core concepts of spirituality found in all major religions. Except for the specific mention of God, most of these commandments are also applicable to people who follow a humanistic philosophy as well. For example: “2. A calm mind is essential for achieving liberation. Learn to handle both pain and pleasure calmly.” Or, “15. Be fearless. Be gentle. Be strong. These are essential for Goodness to thrive.” In today’s world, anything that encourages people to be peaceful and happy in themselves and to work towards the peace and happiness of others is a praiseworthy thing and well worth reading.
4.5 stars Even though I am not a Hindu I do have some friends/acquaintances who are, and I thought reading this book might give me even more insight as to how they think and believe as I know that “The Bhagavad Gita” is a very important text for them. What I really liked was how the author Vinayak Raghuvamshi wrote this in a way that everyone could understand and appreciate, not just Hindus or people who were very familiar with the religion. I feel like he covered several important topics in great detail and depth, but without going so deep as to become like reading a straight text book and instead made it like straightforward advice broken down into the simplest manner to understand. Although esoteric at times, this book can still be read and easily understood by Hindus and non-Hindus alike, even those who have never read The Gita. I thought the book was very insightful and well-crafted in a way that has great transitions from one subject to the next in a coherent and fluid manner. The author is talented at explaining his ideas/viewpoints and the writing was very good. The editing is perfect and I think anyone who wants to learn more about The Gita, or just being inspired to expand their level of awareness of life, spirituality and a better connection to God should definitely read this book.
I will start by saying this is an amazing book that I liked much more than I was expecting to! I have read several books on theology and various interpretations of religious/spiritual texts, and more often than not I get the sense that most are just recycling old information. Well, for me this book it seems like I read a lot of great ideas presented in a new way, even though based off the classic text of “The Bhagavad Vita” -- The content was mostly new to me and laid out in a simple way that is well-written and very easy to follow, despite your spiritual/religious background or knowledge. Vinayak Raghuvamshi does a great job sharing his insightful, interactive take on certain elements of the spiritual doctrine and its many roles in a cultural, philosophical, and personal context. Some parts are more interesting than others, but overall it is fast paced, informative, and easy to read… at times impossible to put down! I recommend this book, “Lord Sri Krishna's Commandments: Timeless secrets from priceless scriptures” to anyone who wants to attain greater spiritual awareness and see a different side of the book and of life you maybe haven’t really understood before. Read it with an open mind and you will be impressed. Perfect editing and is suitable for a large audience.
this book, “Lord Sri Krishna’s Commandments…” by Vinayak Raghuvamshi was actually far more interesting and insightful than I first expected it to be (no offense to the author), and was so easy to read. I just wasn’t sure what I was getting myself in for, but as I started reading I was transfixed by Mr. Raghuvamshi’s impressive knowledge of “The Bhagavad Gita” and the many facets of it, and how it relates to life in general… and the way he writes and puts it all together is very educational, eye-opening, and ultimately transformative. “Lord Sri Krishna’s Commandments…” is an absolute ‘must read’ for anyone who wants to learn more about how to live a better, happier life and have a better connection to God. As he says in the intro, this is a ‘spiritual’ book, not a ‘religious’ one, and people of all faiths can benefit from the words in these pages. I feel like Mr. Raghuvamshi does a fantastic job of writing in such a way that is informative and engaging at the same time, and I found myself interested the whole way through. It is quite dense and full of information, as it should be, but explained so that ANYONE can understand and benefit by it. A wonderful read, a definite keeper.
4.5 stars this wonderful book by Vinayak Raghuvamshi is a must-read for anyone studying, or interested in understanding better the teachings of the classic “Bhagavad Gita”, which, while packed with timeless wisdom, can be hard to understand especially for the ordinary man. That is where this book “Lord Sri Krishna’s Commandments…” comes in handy! It is very engaging and the author writes with great knowledge and passion as he takes on certain aspects of Gita in a way I’ve never read before, and I was so impressed with the depth—yet simplicity— of Raghuvamshi’s detailing on his reports and the way he is able to explain so much about the teachings that I didn’t even know in such a straightforward and easy to understand way that anyone can readily follow. I like how he turns the information into “Commandments” that are succinctly summing up the most important elements. Even though I don’t consider myself to be religious (and certainly not Hindu) I found that I did enjoy it very much, and learned a lot – even more than I expected. I liked how Mr. Raghuvamshi writes, very down-to-earth and relatable, yet very intelligent and entertaining and informative. And all in all was an enjoyable, and very important type of book that I would recommend to everyone.