Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita A Commentary for Modern Readers Paperback – 1 Dec 1988
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His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda is one of the most revered Yoga Masters of our time. A much-loved teacher, well known for his combination of practical wisdom and spiritual insight, he gave his life to the service of humanity, demonstrating by his own example the means of finding abiding peace. His message of peace, both individual and universal, has been heard worldwide. Each year, he received hundreds of invitations to speak at conferences, colleges, medical groups, and houses of worship around the globe.
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Dennis Waite, author of 'Back to the Truth: 5000 years of Advaita'
I'd suggest this book to anyone who is interested in reading the Gita. As far as the commentary goes, it's not that profound yet.
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1) It directly presents the shlokas in very simple English (so we can understand it)
2) Then explains Why Krishna/Arjuna recited that shloka
3) Then explains how it relates to us in general (in case of some important shlokas)
I always wanted to read a scripture that is an easy read, and I can understand the reasons behind the shlokas. This book is suitable in that sense.
We are losing the essence of our religion only because most of the great books are still in their original heavy duty form.
Unless we know the purpose behind the shlokas and how it relates to us, what is the point?
So, I generally tend Not to go into heavy duty books, since I would not be able finish even the first chapter in that case.
Thankfully, I bought the Kindle version, and I actually add my own notes of what I should or should not do in my own life, based on the knowledge gained from the important shlokas.
Or I can even just highlight a shloka.
I can bookmark the important pages.
This will help me re-read just the important parts later on, when I feel like reading the book again. :)
With the Kindle papaerwhite (with wifi), Kindle readability (with brightness adjustment) & usage is cool too. Its light weight and small size makes it far more suitable for reading than my Ipad. :)
Although it describes the advice given by Lord Krishna to Arjun on battlefiled, it is not a battle between good and bad guys. The battle is really within the mind of every human being, between our good thoughts and bad (negative) thoughts.
This book is not for anyone looking for quick reading. The book is invalualble for those trying to live virtous life. No one should buy this book for light reading. Take the time to read.
The book has to be read slowly absorbing spirituality.
Swami Satchidanda's explanations are extremely helpful
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