The Bhagavad Gita has ratings and 51 reviews. Tami said: I first time I read The Bhagavad Gita was in university. Although interesting, my interpreta. The Bhagavad Gita contains the inner essence of India, the moral and spiritual principles found in the very earliest scriptures of this ancient land. To read The. The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners. BY Jack Hawley. The Bhagavad Gita has been called India’s greatest contribution to the world. For more than.
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He brings a deep integrated understanding of spiritual practice to the table and uses it to fill the heart of the reader.
Will be coming back for a re-read. Quotes from The Bhagavad Gita God is shown to be compassionate and loving, and provides Arjuna with careful and thoughtful instructions: This is a beautifully-written translation walkthtough the BG that is easy to read and so comforting. An exceptional translation, offered in a way in which the story reads itself, while not lacking in the profound wisdom or poetic expression of the Gita.
A explantion of the Gita in a clear and easy to read style.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is a statement of the truths bhagavxd the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. Refresh and try again. Jack and his wife, Ewsterners, spend half of each year studying and lecturing in an ashram spiritual learning community in rural southern India and the other half helping organizational leaders in the rest of the world apply these principles.
Some of the words were a little off but I completely understood. The fruit engaged in its task of ripening does not ‘renounce’ its task and sever its connection to the tree until it is fully ripe. Yet, in my own life, I have found that I feel most like my true self closest to being part of that big picture when I am going about my day to day activities fully engaged. It’s a primer for moving toward a truly spiritual life, toward the Divinity that resides in your heart.
Lists with This Book. I guess, certain concepts and lines of questioning never really go out of style. Oct 15, Christopher Beards rated it it was amazing. I found myself underlining things that I thought were really important to life on almost every page, and I got a lot out of it. A Walkthrough for Westerners.
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OK, this isn’t exactly a dumbed down Bhagavad Gita as many claim. I loved learning more about how Hindu people think. I would definitely recommend this book When not in India, he brings these ancient yet current ideas to leaders and organizations in the West.
Feb 15, Chris Davis rated it it was amazing. Best introduction that I would fully recommend to the Gita. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It can’t be confined by any creed. It’s easy to read, gits not easy to absorb – gjta that’s the nature of the Gita.
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I’ve read it through 3 times, each time gaining greater understanding. Even the supposedly ‘passive’ goal of clarifying the intellect and acquiring knowledge cannot be achieved without action.
The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners
A Walkthrough for Westerners “Ancient, but strangely close and familiar Jack Hawley, PhD, lives, studies, and lectures half of each year in an ashram in rural southern India, where the values of the Gita are very much alive. Accessible and very interesting. A Walkthrough for Westerns is exactly what it wakkthrough It’s so straightforward and simple to read and ‘understand’.
I first time I read The Bhagavad Gita was in university. Just a moment while we sign you gota to your Goodreads account. I quote that last word because you have to This is indeed ‘magical’ as someone called it.