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Bhagavad Gita and Hinduism

Bhagavad Gita and Hinduism

Author: Nilesh M. Shukla

Publisher: Readworthy

ISBN: 9789350180853

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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This book attempts to provide a non-academic exposition of the Bhagavad Gita and Hinduism in simple and jargon-free language. Giving the background information about the basics of Hinduism and the Gita, it describes the essential messages that humankind can derive from them. Narrating how a Hindu mind is made up, it focuses on what everyone should know about Bhagavad Gita and Hinduism.

Bhagavad Gita, the Holy Book of Hindus

Bhagavad Gita, the Holy Book of Hindus

Author: Goswami Tulsidas

Publisher: Only Rama Only

ISBN: 1945739363

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Bhagavad Gita - 'The Song of God'- is collection of 700 verses from the great epic Mahabharata, composed millenniums ago by Veda Vyasa, a prehistoric sage of India. It is set in the narrative framework of a dialogue that takes place in the middle of a battle field between prince Arjuna, and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. The Bhagavad Gita is a synthesis and compendium of Hindu spiritual ideas on Dharma, Bhakti, Karma, Moksha, Raja Yoga etc. Alongside Ramayana, the Bhagavad Gits is an important Hindu Scripture and is counted amongst the classics of Indian spirituality. This edition contains the Sanskrit verses of the Bhagavad Gita, and their simple English Translation, and also Transliteration of the Sanskrit verses-so that the original text can be read in English, even without knowing the Devanagari script. The Translation is presented in a simple running style, unencumbered of any burdensome commentaries to dig through.

Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

Author: Catherine A. Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134278916

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of influential Indian and western thinkers to illustrate trends in writing about the Bhagavad-Gita including Western academic; Indian activist; Christian theological; Hindu universalist; perennialist mystical and contemporary experiental accounts. Examining the ideas of such influential figures as F Max Muller, M K Ghandi, Bede Griffiths, Swami Vivekananda, Aldous Huxley and Swami Bhakivedanta, this book demonstrates the inextricable link between different interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and images of the Hindu tradition. This accessible book aptly demonstrates the relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita for an understanding of Hinduism as a modern phenomenon.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375705557

Category: Religion

Page: 175

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The Bhagavad Gita is the most famous poem in all of Hindu literature and part of the Mahabharata, the ancient Indian epic masterpiece. The Gita (in Sanskrit, "Song of the Lord") consists of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the morning of a climactic battle. Krishna provides Arjuna with the spiritual means to understand his own nature so that he can take action and prevail. However, the larger canvas painted in the poem is that of the moral universe of Hinduism. As translator Eknath Easwaran, one of the world's premier teachers of meditation and spirituality, notes "The Gita does not present a system of philosophy. It offers something to every seeker after God, of whatever temperament, by whatever path. The reason for this universal appeal is that it is basically practical: it is a handbook for self-realization and a guide to action."

Bhagavad Gita - The Song of God

Bhagavad Gita - The Song of God

Author: Swami Prabhavananda

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447481041

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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This early edition of the Bhagavad Gita is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. As a part of the ancient Sanskrit epic Mahabharata it is an important Hindu scripture detailing a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna on yoga, moksha, divine glory and other fundamentals of Hinduism. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for Hindus and those interested in the philosophies of the religion. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: George Thompson

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 9781466835313

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita, a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata, is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated into English many times since 1785, and has had a profound influence in America, beginning with the transcendentalists and continuing today. It is taught in introductory world literature, religion, and Eastern religion courses, and is often prescribed in yoga teacher training courses because it explains the core principles of Vedic philosophy, which are central to yoga practice. Some of the currently available translations are in verse and, while well crafted, often do not accurately reflect the forms, sounds, and rhythms of the original. Older scholarly translations convey little feel for language. George Thompson's intention is to be as accurate and engaging as possible, and to create a translation that has scholarly bona fides, literary sensibility, and greater accuracy than previous translations. He emphasizes the social, historical, literary, and philosophical contexts surrounding the text. His introduction explains the development of Hindu thought and where the philosophy of the "Gita" fits historically, along with a history of the text and its place in Indian literature and philosophy and history..

Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

Author: Catherine A. Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134278923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of influential Indian and western thinkers to illustrate trends in writing about the Bhagavad-Gita including Western academic; Indian activist; Christian theological; Hindu universalist; perennialist mystical and contemporary experiental accounts. Examining the ideas of such influential figures as F Max Muller, M K Ghandi, Bede Griffiths, Swami Vivekananda, Aldous Huxley and Swami Bhakivedanta, this book demonstrates the inextricable link between different interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and images of the Hindu tradition. This accessible book aptly demonstrates the relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita for an understanding of Hinduism as a modern phenomenon.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

Author: Richard H. Davis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400851973

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The life and times of India's most famous spiritual and literary masterpiece The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he must. In the dialogue that follows, Arjuna comes to realize that the true battle is for his own soul. Davis highlights the place of this legendary dialogue in classical Indian culture, and then examines how it has lived on in diverse settings and contexts. He looks at the medieval devotional traditions surrounding the divine character of Krishna and traces how the Gita traveled from India to the West, where it found admirers in such figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Davis explores how Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda used the Gita in their fight against colonial rule, and how contemporary interpreters reanimate and perform this classical work for audiences today. An essential biography of a timeless masterpiece, this book is an ideal introduction to the Gita and its insights into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage.

Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita

Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita

Author: Robert Neil Minor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887062970

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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This is a collection of careful, objective, historically sensitive studies of modern commentators on the Bhagavadgita, one of the basic scriptures of Hinduism, and one which has been widely read in the modern West. Experts on modern Indian religious thought show how Ghandi, Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, Bhaktivedanta, Aurobindo, Tilak, Bhave, Sivananda, the Theosophists, and Bhankim read, used and interpreted the Gita. Collectively, the essays display the different backgrounds and orientations of the major Indian thinkers of our time. An Introduction and a Conclusion provide a perspective on the thinkers and identify common themes which are part of modern emphases.

Buddhism & Hinduism Premium Collection: The Light of Asia + The Essence of Buddhism + The Song Celestial (Bhagavad-Gita) + Hindu Literature + Indian Poetry

Buddhism & Hinduism Premium Collection: The Light of Asia + The Essence of Buddhism + The Song Celestial (Bhagavad-Gita) + Hindu Literature + Indian Poetry

Author: Edwin Arnold

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026844686

Category: Religion

Page: 710

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Buddhism & Hinduism Premium Collection: The Light of Asia + The Essence of Buddhism + The Song Celestial (Bhagavad-Gita) + Hindu Literature + Indian Poetry" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: The Light of Asia The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (from the Mahâbhârata) The Essence of Buddhism Hindu Literature: Comprising The Book of good counsels, Nala and Damayanti Indian Poetry: The Indian Song of Songs (Hymn to Vishnu -11 Sargas) Miscellaneous Oriental Poems: The Rajpoot Wife King Saladin The Caliph's Draught Hindoo Funeral Song Song of the Serpent-charmers Song of the Flour-mill Taza ba Taza The Mussulman Paradise Dedication of a Poem From the Sanskrit The Rajah's Ride Two Books From The Iliad Of India "The Great Journey." "The Entry Into Heaven." "Night of Slaughter." The Morning Prayer. Proverbial Wisdom From the Shlokas of the Hitopadeśa… Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) was an English poet and journalist. The literary task which he set before him was the interpretation in English verse of the life and philosophy of the East. The Light of Asia, subtitled The Great Renunciation, is in a form of a narrative poem. The book endeavors to describe the life and time of Prince Gautama Siddhartha, who after attaining enlightenment became The Buddha, The Awakened One. The book presents his life, character, and philosophy, in a series of verses. It is a free adaptation of the Lalitavistara. A few decades before the book's publication, very little was known outside Asia about the Buddha and Buddhism, the religion which he founded, and which had existed for about twenty-five centuries. Arnold's book was one of the first successful attempts to popularize Buddhism for a Western readership. The Bhagavad Gita is a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.