The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of the masterpieces of Sanskrit poetry. It describes how, at the beginning of a mighty battle between the Pandava and Kaurava armies, the god Krishna gives spiritual enlightenment to the warrior Arjuna, who realizes that the true battle is for his own soul.Juan M...

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Title:The Bhagavad Gita
Author:Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
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ISBN:0140449183
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:160 pages

The Bhagavad Gita Reviews

  • Michael
    Oct 12, 2009
    Hey, how pretentious am I? I just gave a four-star review to a fucking holy text. And now I'm going to review it. And I will swear in my review. I'm just asking for it, aren't I?When comparing this one to the other holy books I've read and/or skimmed, I found this one quite insightful. As a professe...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 04, 2011
    Some glory in their birth, some in their skill, Some in their wealth, some in their body’s force, Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill, Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse; And every humor hath his adjunct pleasure, Wherein it finds a joy above the rest. But these part...
  • Karla Becker
    Apr 02, 2012
    I can read this book over and over and still gain so much from it. It contains such timeless truths, especially in light of today, such as, "They alone see truly who see the Lord the same in every creature, who see the deathless in the hearts of all that die. Seeing the same Lord everywhere, they do...
  • Francisco
    Nov 22, 2012
    Goodreads should have a shelf for "continually reading". I think I have about six different translations of the Bhagavad Gita but I often end up with Eknath Easwaran's for its simplicity. This is the book I re-read when I am writing a novel. It keeps everything in perspective by reminding me to offe...
  • Holly
    Jan 26, 2013
    Has a book ever literally called to you by falling off the shelf and into your hands? When the Bhagavad Gita came through the book drop while I was working at the library, I recognized the title instantly without remembering why it was familiar, at least initially. All I knew was that I was going to...
  • Warwick
    Dec 07, 2014
    I read the Bhagavad Gita with the same mixture of moral unease and as it were anthropological delight that all great religious books excite in me. I find it so fascinating to gain these direct insights into how our species has, for millennia, grappled with the same questions of existential purpose a...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Jan 15, 2015
    How to Read The Ancient TextsTo know how we should approach the great Classical works of antiquity, we can look to Ben Jonson’s formulation in "Discoveries": "I know nothing can conduce more to letters, than to examine the writings of the ancients, and not to rest in their sole authority, or ta...
  • Nandakishore Varma
    Feb 05, 2015
    On the battlefield of GoodReads, the mighty reviewer Arjuna picked up his trusty pen, Gandeeva, and addressed his charioteer (who was none other than Lord Krishna):- O Kesava! Take me to the middle of the battlefield, between the opposing armies of Authors and Reviewers, so that I may see who I am f...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 24, 2016
    سرود خدایان هندو Bhagvad - gita, Anonymous,عنوان: بهاگاواد- گيتا - كتاب مقدس هندوان همراه با مقدمه ای در بار...
  • Alex
    Sep 21, 2016
    The Bhagavad Gita is the most famous part of The Mahabharata, India's national epic. It's a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and the god Krishna. They're standing between two armies; Arjuna has friends and relatives on both sides, and he asks Krishna whether he should fight. Their conversation im...