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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My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency. I found Huxley’s prefatory essay to be valuable, as well as the appendix material on Hindu Cosmology. So, apparently if you get philosophical enough about it, war and killing is fine? Feb 04, Caleb Powers rated it really liked it.

Jun 30, Siddharth Tripathi rated it it was amazing. Its simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of prabavananda throughout the world and has been so for countless generations. Inhe was sent to the United States of America. It’s very short, so there’s little to lose, and there are some really interesting ideas in here. When we bnagavad Brahman as lodged within the individual being, we call Him the Atman. They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war.

I really connected with some of the ideas propounded here, but even if you don’t, it’s worth reading for the narrative alone. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to spiritual enlightenment. Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it really liked it Shelves: It is important to take special care to discern Illusion from Truth.

Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God by Prabhavananda

Sep 20, Deanna rated it really liked it Shelves: The notes provided were sufficient for someone with zero background in the subject matter. This is one of the best translations of the Gita I have ever come across. Summary of the Book Eons ago, two families were poised to clash over the rights to one kingdom.


Also, I’m still not ssong on the idea that existence is nothing but pain and suffering and that i’m trapped in a body that I need to renounce and transcend. May 29, Tom rated it really liked it Shelves: Christopher Isherwood wrote a book, My guru and his disciple,[3] that described his more than three decades —76 as a student of Swami Prabhavananda Consider these lines, from Krishna’s side of the dialogue: To ask other readers questions about Bhagavad-Gitaplease sign up.

The form and content are liberal yet eerily commanding. Eons ago, two families were poised to clash over the rights to one kingdom. The progressing instances of the discoursing celebrates and praises the Most High, the culmination sont all being, as well as aims to guide toward the Most High as well as completely being.

Arjuna, on the other hand, picked his beloved Krishna, and asked him to be his charioteer.

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Other than that, I found myself wondering just how shallow I must be, as my mind kept drifting to thoughts such as, “Didn’t I read this very thing a few pages back, just presented a bit differently? 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.

Onward and Upward, Kevin Dufresne Lists with This Book. In the Appendix it’s explained that it was righteous, that Krishna is speaking in terms beyond good and evil, beyond life and death, not encouraging war, but not condemning it either, because in the end all things are impermanent manifestations of Brahman, all bound to dissolve and to be born again regardless.

Born in India, he joined the Ramakrishna Order after graduating from Calcutta university in The philosophy is interesting, even to a non-Hindu, the prose is beautiful Pleased to have spent time with the Hindi culture for a bit.


Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

Feb 28, furious rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mystique Moore rated it really liked it May 07, One of them would receive his entire army and military prowess, while the other would only receive him as his charioteer, for Krishna would merely guide him through the battlefield, staying aloof from the violence. Have doubts regarding this product? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It begins at the brink or a war between two rival families in India. Apr 29, Austin the Yogi rated it it was amazing.

He was a philosopher, religious teacher and scholar who authored several books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures. A beautiful scripture, and I’m pleased to have found a translation I can look forward to revisiting again and again. I remember telling a Buddhist monk that I was having a good time, that I was enjoying my life, and he replied: Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian monk of the Ramakrishna Order.

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This book has been a great friend since childhood for me, bringing to me the eternal message of the Gita in simple english so beautifully. Want to Read saving…. The result would be caste-mixture and universal destruction. The Song prabhavanajda God is the translation of the Hindu epic from the Mahabharata.

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This translation is so poetic, so accessible and so gripping. A must read for those who want to read the Gita but do not know sanskritor who do not have time to read the other