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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Other than that, I found myself wondering just how shallow I must be, as my mind kept drifting to thoughts such as, “Didn’t I read this very thing a few pages back, just presented a bit differently?

It begins at the brink or a war between two rival families in India. The creative energy of Brahman is that which causes all existences to come into being” “Deep his delight After strict self-schooling: Krishna Who burns with the blis I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding translation which I really liked a year ago.

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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God

I think I’d need to read some commentaries by scholars of Hinduism to truly understand it. Mar 16, Kevin Dufresne rated it it was amazing. My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency.

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Arjuna began to doubt his duty, wondering if killing his family brought him ill-will. Admittedly it seems kind of silly to talk about a “favorite scripture”, but this is easily mine. May 16, a. 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. This is an immensely interesting book. The mind is so very restless. One of them would receive his entire army and military prowess, while the other would only receive him as his charioteer, for Krishna would ot guide him through the battlefield, staying aloof from the violence.


Then I read a translation I didn’t like at all. Also, I’m still not sold on the idea that existence is nothing but pain and suffering and that i’m trapped in a body that I need to renounce and transcend. Later on I read prabhavananxa exact translations and commentaries of the original sanskrit, but the accuracy and simplicity of this translation has always impressed me so much.

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Oct 01, Becky rated it it was amazing. But I do not see how this can be permanent. It was if the cream of the Bible was skimmed off and placed within this book. I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they bhagavsd the world. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 11, Andrew Cheng rated it it was amazing. Born in India, he joined the Ramakrishna Order after graduating from Calcutta university in I want to buy this book for all of my friends and keep a copy near me at all times.

In the Appendix it’s explained that it was righteous, that Krishna is speaking in terms beyond good and songg, beyond life and death, not encouraging war, but not condemning it either, because in the end all things are impermanent manifestations of Brahman, all bound to dissolve and to be born again regardless.


He expounded his divine philosophy in the form of this epic verse within the Mahabharata.

Arjuna, on the other hand, picked his beloved Krishna, and asked him to be his charioteer. After two years, he esta Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher.

This translation captures the power and intensity of the original Sanskrit, showcasing the true power of Krishna as he unveils his true form, that of the Four Armed Vishnu, the Preserver. I’ve never read a religious text before, and I expected somewhat of a screed, but this was actually a great read. The main point though is mastery of the mind, which is of course an invaluable teaching.

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Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God by Prabhavananda

Breath from the Eternal. It truly feels as if Krishna is speaking to you directly. Jun 30, Siddharth Tripathi rated it it was amazing. Its simple, vivid tne is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations. I’m so happy I found this translation by Isherwood with the intro by Huxley.

Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher.