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 The Bhagavad Gita is an intensely spiritual work that forms the cornerstone of the Hindu faith, and is also one of th...

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

The Bhagavad Gita Reviews

  • Warwick
    Dec 07, 2014

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

  • Andrew
    Nov 13, 2007

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

  • Holly
    Jan 26, 2013

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

  • Robert
    Mar 29, 2008

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 24, 2016

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

  • Kris
    Jun 03, 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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

  • Brad
    Mar 28, 2008

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

  • Michael
    Oct 12, 2009

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

  • Bruce
    May 09, 2011

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Feb 04, 2011

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Jan 15, 2015

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

  • Justin Evans
    Sep 04, 2013

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

  • 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 remind...

  • TAB
    Aug 14, 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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ????? ?? ??? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ??? ???? ? ????? ????? «????» ????. ?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ??...

    ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????, ???? ??? ??? ???? ??? ???????, ?? ?? ???? ????, ? ???,...

    This book is a way to live life..hence will be reading it forever... ...

    http://youreadireview.blogspot.in/ THE BACKGROUND: There is no specific story of ?The Gita?; the different teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna have been assembled into a separate book from the Hindu epic ?Mahabharata?. Krishna, who was considered as the 8th incarnation o...

    Let me explain, I hate writing in books. I think it sullies the text, I think it mires the next reader's experience and I think it aesthetically just doesn't look good. But never have I written more in a book then in this one. Written notes, underline, bracketed, I went off the rails o...

  • Alex
    Sep 21, 2016

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

  • Aydin Mohseni
    Nov 20, 2010

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

  • Karla Becker
    Apr 02, 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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Feb 05, 2015

    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 remind...

    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 ...

  • Wordsmith
    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

  • Olivier Delaye
    Aug 22, 2017

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

  • Sanjay Gautam
    May 29, 2015

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

  • Manab
    Feb 24, 2017

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ????? ?? ??? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ??? ???? ? ????? ????? «????» ????. ?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ??...

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  • Chandan Sharma
    Jun 09, 2013

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ????? ?? ??? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ??? ???? ? ????? ????? «????» ????. ?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ??...

    ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????, ???? ??? ??? ???? ??? ???????, ?? ?? ???? ????, ? ???,...

    This book is a way to live life..hence will be reading it forever... ...

    http://youreadireview.blogspot.in/ THE BACKGROUND: There is no specific story of ?The Gita?; the different teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna have been assembled into a separate book from the Hindu epic ?Mahabharata?. Krishna, who was considered as the 8th incarnation o...

  • Bionic Jean
    Sep 24, 2016

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

  • Foad
    Jul 08, 2016

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

  • ZaRi
    Apr 15, 2016

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ????? ?? ??? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ??? ???? ? ????? ????? «????» ????. ?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ??...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Jul 07, 2017

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

  • Maria
    Jun 23, 2016

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

    ???? ???? ?? ???? ??? ?? ????? ????? ? ????? ?? ??? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ??? ???? ? ????? ????? «????» ????. ?? ?? ???? ???? ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ?? ??? ?? ??...

    ????? ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????? ?????? ???? ???? ????, ???? ??? ??? ???? ??? ???????, ?? ?? ???? ????, ? ???,...

    This book is a way to live life..hence will be reading it forever... ...

    http://youreadireview.blogspot.in/ THE BACKGROUND: There is no specific story of ?The Gita?; the different teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna have been assembled into a separate book from the Hindu epic ?Mahabharata?. Krishna, who was considered as the 8th incarnation o...

    Let me explain, I hate writing in books. I think it sullies the text, I think it mires the next reader's experience and I think it aesthetically just doesn't look good. But never have I written more in a book then in this one. Written notes, underline, bracketed, I went off the rails o...

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  • Sidharth Vardhan
    May 07, 2014

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

  • Falguni78
    Apr 06, 2009

    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 remind...

    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 ...

    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 insight...

    ???????? = The Bhagavad Gita = The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God), often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23?40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). ??...

    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 exist...

    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 e...

    Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart. I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit (he knew it by heart), and that had some kind of celestial experience ins...

    Religion is a contentious topic. Many people are strongly opposed to it. This is especially so with young people in the modern world. Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries. I?m, of course, generalising very heavily here. There are still parts ...

    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 ...

    ?? ??? ???? "???????"? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ?? ?? "??????" ?? ???? ?? ???? ????? ?? ???? ? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ??? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ...

    How to Read The Ancient Texts To 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 ...

    I love the Bhagavad Gita. It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous/spritual persuasion might be. However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book. This is Prabhupada's translation. He is best k...

    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 c...

    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 t...

    It's our expectations that make us unhappy. As Gandhi explained, the Gita is built around the idea that we are not entitled to the fruits of our actions. It's the expectations we form from our actions that lead us astray. It's enough to act according to your yoga. Simply act, without h...

    Friends, why do you love this book? This book is awful. It's very smart, yes, and of course a great classic. But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, an...

    I enjoyed this teaching in one long, lovely sitting...after having practiced the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series, sitting in a cafe with my jasmine tea while a thunderstorm pounded outside. A powerful read/lesson. I've tried to read other translations before, but Mitchell's really resonat...

    The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature. Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the "original" sanskrit, still departs wildly from it in his purports. What the book gains from is an immense po...

    The Gita, a part of the much larger Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, was no doubt based on ancient oral tradition, much recent scholarship concluding that the approximate date of written composition was the first century CE. The immediate story involves an extended philosophical conversati...

    This is a simplified version of the Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit: ????????) or ?Song of the Lord?. The work is often referred to simply as the ?Gita?. Prashant Gupta begins, ?Here is the ?Song Divine? or ?Bhagwad Gita? for our young readers who resemble ...

    This was a dense albeit intriguing read that, in all honesty, was a bit of a slog to get through. Even after listening to it twice (I know, I tend to do that to myself!), I?m not sure whether I grasped the full meaning of it with all its spiritual/religious ins and outs. And this is ...

    'Just do it and don't hope.' Rarely can we call a religious book over rated while being sympathetic to the religion itself (all religious books are by definition over rated, that is in their nature); but if there ever was one book that was most over rated it would be this one. T...

    What struck me most about the Bhagavad Gita in comparison to the other religious texts with which I'm familiar, inter alia, the Bible and the Qur'an, was two-fold: Firstly that the Gita was written frankly for a more sophisticated audience (as the intricacy of the ontological explan...

    If you did happen to read this sacred text, that has been around for centuries longer than some acknowledge as even a possible thing, then may I suggest the Rig Vedas. The Rig Veda Awesome reading. Such perfection. Also, many people are familiar with Autobiography of a Yogi But the...

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    This book is a way to live life..hence will be reading it forever... ...