|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
|Paperback, 1 Aug 2002||
On the list of the greatest spiritual books of all time, the Bhagavad Gita resides permanently in the top echelon. This poem of patently Indian genius sprouted an immense tree of devotional, artistic and philosophical elaboration in the subcontinent. The scene is a battlefield with the prince Arjuna pitted against his own family, but no sooner does the poem begin than the action reverts inward. Krishna, Arjuna's avatar and spiritual guide, points the way to the supreme wisdom and perfect freedom that lie within everyone's reach. Worship and be faithful, meditate and know reality--these make up the secret of life and lead root of the world. In this titular translation, Stephen Mitchell's rhythms are faultless, making music of this ancient "Song of the Blessed One". Savour his rendition, but nibble around the edges of his introduction. In a bizarre mixture of praise and condescension, Mitchell disregards two millennia of Indian commentary, seeking illumination on the text from Daoism and Zen, with the Gita coming up just shy of full spiritual merit. Perhaps we should take it from Gandhi, who used the Gita as a handbook for life, that it nourishes on many levels. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A major new translation of one of the world's most widely read sacred texts --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
One of the most beautiful books I have read ... A song that lifts the heart and teaches you of the greatness and frailty of man!Published on 14 Jun. 2013 by Shuja Baig
very very useful for my yoga study, it is very good translation, it all arrived in time eventualy although it got lost in the post.Published on 1 Feb. 2013 by traceyb
Such an amazing journey through being guided by and inspired by this magical art book. Highly recommended to read !!!Published on 22 Jan. 2013 by Flore