Editorial Reviews. Review. The best from a literary point of view. American Library Association A distinguished literary work. TIME Magazine A highly. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God (Prabhavananda) Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God. translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Jeremi said: The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far. The Song of God; Bhagavad-Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.

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When we consider Brahman as lodged within the individual being, we call Him the Atman. The result would be caste-mixture and universal d Inspiring and disturbing. The form and content are liberal yet eerily commanding. Certainly a lot of similar belief to my Christianity.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

The book has a perpetual effect on one’s thinking during and after reading. Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument to an ancient culture, but as a living con The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world.

I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the world. Swaji philosophy is interesting, even to a non-Hindu, the prose is beautiful Feb 07, Paul added it. Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 11, Andrew Cheng rated it it was amazing. Swami Prabhavananda was a scholar who authored a number of books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures and commentary. And I knew I was definitely not enlightened when I was disappointed to read that Krishna wanted him to go ahead and proceed with the war and the killing because that was what he was here to do.

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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God

One peculiarity is the setting of the epic. Consider these lines, from Krishna’s side of the dialogue: The Song of God is the translation bhagava the Hindu epic from the Mahabharata. Dhriti rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Lew rated it really liked it Jan 24, Summary of the Book Eons ago, two families were poised to clash over the rights to one kingdom.


May gitta, Melvin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Truly, I think The wind is no wilder. I was raised Lutheran I’m an atheist now, but I do respect all the major religions and faiths of the world and I was curious about what was written in the greatest text of Hinduism.

One of them would receive his entire army and military prowess, while the other would only receive him as his charioteer, swani Krishna would merely guide him through the battlefield, staying aloof from the violence. After two years, he esta Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher.

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The joy of sattwa. It begins at the brink or a war between two rival families in India. Penguin Putnam Inc Genre: As the Gospel of Hinduism, its central themes are for the most part the same or similar to Buddhist teachings, and overall repeat the preachings of the Abrahamic religions.

Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher. They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war. Krishna Who burns with the bliss And suffers the sorrow Of every creature Within his own heart, Making his own Each bliss and each sorrow: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How shall he tame it? I think I’d need to read some commentaries by scholars of Hinduism to truly understand it.


He was initiated by Swami Brahmananda. It’s very short, so there’s little to lose, and there are some really interesting ideas in here. Hi, I hope all is progressing well. I found Huxley’s prefatory essay to be valuable, as well as the appendix material on Hindu Cosmology.


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The notes provided were sufficient for someone with zero background in the subject matter. Arjuna asks Krishna swa,i steer his chariot up to the frontline to see his opponents, and when he realizes that many of his foes are old friends and uncles and such, he tells Krishna he can’t wage war against them. Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Arjuna began to doubt his duty, wondering if killing his family brought him ill-will.

Deep his delight After strict self-schooling: Lists with This Book. The least interesting part of this book is Aldous Huxley’s introduction. Dec 11, Lon rated it it was amazing.

Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations. Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it really liked it Shelves: There are long descriptions of an obscure cosmology. Now, after having read the Bhagavad GitaI don’t know what to gof of it which is why I haven’t given the book a star rating.

It’s given me lots of ideas for fiction, which is the best review I can give to any book: