The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life. Ranging from instructions on yoga postures to dense moral discussion, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, as well as serving as a practical guide to living well.
Laurie patton's accessible and elegant new translation reflects The Bhagavad Gita's status as both an aesthetic and a social document, and her introduction examines the structure of the poem and the various commentaries on it through the ages. This edition also includes suggested further reading and a glossary of terms.
- Publication Date:
- 12 / 05 / 2011
- 197 x 129mm
My favourite book, by far, hands down! The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Hindu spiritual text and is concerned with the philosophy of action vs inaction. It has been said that you can read the Bhagavad Gita in thirty minutes ot thirty years! It is definitely something you will want to reread multiple times. - Elliott (QBD)