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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This is one of the best translations of the Gita I have ever come across. It was if the cream bhhagavad the Bible was skimmed off and placed within this book. Want to Read saving…. There are passages of beauty and insight. This is a good starting point for delving into the Hindu state of mind, and I, for one Grading this piece of ancient wisdom and root of culture is a troublesome task. This is a good starting point for delving into the Hindu state of mind, gox I, for one, am eager to read more.
Swami Prabhavananda died on the bicentennial of America’s independence, July 4,and on the 74th anniversary of the prabhavaannda, or mahasamadhi, of Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Ramakrishna Order in India and many of the Vedanta centers in America and Europe. Apr 29, Austin the Yogi rated it it was amazing.
Arjuna asks Krishna to steer his chariot up to the frontline to see his opponents, and when he realizes that many of his foes are old friends and uncles and such, he tells Krishna he can’t wage war against them. Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher.
Bhagavad-gita: Song of God : Swami Prabhavananda :
Swami Prabhavananda was a scholar who authored prabhsvananda number of books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures and commentary. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book is essentially Swzmi answer, which tells Arjuna to ignore his cowardly feelings and carry on with the war If you don’t believe in reincarnation and the hope of one day being free from that suffering, it’s basically telling you: Through these verses, mankind has found the answers it has sought again and again.
The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to spiritual enlightenment. I was raised Lutheran I’m an atheist now, but I do respect all the major religions and faiths of the world and I was curious about what was written in the greatest text of Hinduism.
Hi, I hope all is progressing well. In that case, i’ll take the freedom of philosophy over the grip of religion any day. I think this prabhavanandaa toxic and takes away from the better messages of the religion. Penguin Putnam Inc Genre: I now understand why so many have made this the bhagavsd of their spiritual journey.
Mystique Moore rated it really liked it May 07, Feb 07, Paul added it. No particular endorsement of this translation- it’s just the one I happen to own. Inhe was sent to the United States of America.
Bhagavad-gita: Song of God
Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian monk of the Ramakrishna Order. No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s given me lots of ideas for fiction, which is the best review I can give to any book: This book provides comparison between religions about how similar are they. Lists with This Book.
Summary of the Book Eons ago, two families were poised to clash over the rights to one kingdom. I found Huxley’s prefatory essay to be valuable, as well as the appendix material on Hindu Cosmology. Pleased to have spent time with the Hindi culture for a bit.
Onwar Hi, I hope all is progressing well. Nov 25, Edward rated it it was amazing. It begins at the brink or a war between two rival families in India.
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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God
Consider these lines, from Krishna’s side of the dialogue: Initially he worked as an assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of San Francisco. Duryodhana chose the army, his pride blinding him from the truth that Arjuna saw instantly. But it seems that when you remove these traps, suddenly you’re just left with philosophy, not religion. Lew rated it really liked it Jan 24, Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 11, Andrew Cheng rated it it was amazing.
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.
Then I read a translation I didn’t like at all.
The Song of God; Bhagavad-Gita is an enlightening discourse, a diagnosis and examination of spirituality and realms of being. I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the world.