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Just read the introduction and the notes.
on 13 June 2016
The Bhagavad Gita is not only a great source of spiritual illumination, it's great poetry, and great poetry has to be translated properly. WJ Johnson is clearly enormously learned in the Hindu classics, and I've no doubt that this is a very faithful and accurate translation. But it's not poetry. Sometimes one can hear the cadences of the original singing through but too often the translation reads like the minutes of a middle management meeting. Pity.