The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

by Lars Martin Fosse

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The Bhagavad Gita by Lars Martin Fosse

At last, an edition of the Bhagavad Gita that speaks with unprecedented fidelity and clarity. It contains an unusually informative introduction, the Sanskrit text of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute’s critical edition, an accurate and accessible English translation, a comprehensive glossary of names and epithets, and a thorough index.

“This is a luminous translation that performs the exceptional feat of bringing the Gita fully alive in a Western language, combining accuracy with accessibility. In our troubled times, humanity needs the message of this sacred scripture as never before.”
--Karen Armstrong, Author of The Great Transformation and A History of God

Table of Contents:

Introduction
Arjuna’s Despair
Theory
Action
Knowledge, Action and Renunciation
Renunciation
Meditation
Knowledge and Discernment
The Liberating Brahman
The Royal Science
Power
His Cosmic Form
Devotion
The Field and Its Knower
The Three Properties
The Supreme Spirit
The Divine and the Demonic
The Three Kinds of Faith
Liberation and Renunciation
Names and Nicknames
Contributors
Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989996600
Publisher: YogaVidya.com
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 988,153
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Residing in Oslo, Norway, Lars Martin Fosse holds a master's and doctorate from the University of Oslo, and also studied at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bonn, and Cologne. He has lectured at Oslo University on Sanskrit, Pali, Hinduism, text analysis, and statistics, and was a visiting fellow at Oxford University. He is one of Europe's most experienced translators.

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From the Introduction
You are about to have the profound pleasure of reading one of the truly great books in the history of the world. Not only is it a spiritual monument—an essential scripture of Hinduism, recited daily for two millennia and to this very day, whose teachings have spread throughout Asia and around the globe—it is also a literary masterpiece, the linchpin of a great epic of war and peace, honor and disgrace, loyalty and betrayal. It is a book people everywhere in the world return to again and again throughout their lives for insight into the nature of reality.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Arjuna’s Despair

Theory

Action

Knowledge, Action and Renunciation

Renunciation

Meditation

Knowledge and Discernment

The Liberating Brahman

The Royal Science

Power

His Cosmic Form

Devotion

The Field and Its Knower

The Three Properties

The Supreme Spirit

The Divine and the Demonic

The Three Kinds of Faith

Liberation and Renunciation

Names and Nicknames

Contributors

Index

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Karen Armstrong

This is a luminous translation that performs the exceptional feat of bringing the Gita fully alive in a Western language, combining accuracy with accessibility. In our troubled times, humanity needs the message of this sacred scripture as never before. (Karen Armstrong, Author of The Great Transformation and A History of God)

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