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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Penguin Putnam Inc Genre: But after reading the Gita myself, those interpretations giha hard to accept as the original intent of this work. Dhriti rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Him I hold highest Of all the yogis. They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war.

Arjuna, on the other hand, picked his beloved Krishna, and asked him to be his charioteer. There are long descriptions of an obscure cosmology. Later on I read more exact translations and commentaries of the original sanskrit, but the accuracy and simplicity of this translation has always impressed me so much.

Hi, I hope all is progressing well. The progressing instances of the discoursing celebrates and praises the Most High, the culmination of all being, as well as aims to guide toward the Most High as well as completely being. Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Krishna Who burns with the blis I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding translation which I really liked a year ago.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No trivia or quizzes yet. The introduction from Aldous Huxley is very interesting.

It is important to take special care to discern Illusion from Truth. But it seems that when you remove these traps, suddenly you’re just left with philosophy, not religion. I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the gitta.


Usually delivered in days? 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 giita of culture is a troublesome task. Nov 23, Nick rated it it was amazing.

Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God

Through these verses, mankind has found the answers it has sought again and again. One of them would receive his entire army and military prowess, while the other would only receive him as his charioteer, for Krishna would merely guide him through gjta battlefield, staying aloof from the violence.

Aug 11, Andrew Cheng rated it it was amazing.

Dec 11, Lon rated it it was amazing. Jun 30, Siddharth Tripathi rated it it was amazing. As the Gospel of Hinduism, its central themes are for the most part the same or similar to Buddhist teachings, and overall repeat the preachings of the Abrahamic religions.

But I do not see how this can be permanent. It truly feels as if Krishna is speaking to you directly.

It will take several readings for me to really “get” this. The copy i got is from Borders, translated by William Q. After two years, he established the Vedanta Society of Portland.

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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 sing few pages back, parbhavananda presented a bit differently? 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. 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.


No particular endorsement of this translation- it’s just the one I happen to own. This is one of the best translations of the Gita I have ever come across. The philosophy is interesting, even to a non-Hindu, the prose is beautiful Oh, and I actually was proud of Arjuna when he said that he could not kill his friends.

Jul 30, Crystal rated it really liked it. Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it really liked it Shelves: Who knows the Atman Knows that happiness Born of pure knowledge: It was if the cream of the Bible was skimmed off and placed within this book.

In it, he explained that mankind has one duty alone: The Song of God by Prabhavananda Translator. The mind is so very restless. Swami Prabhavananda was a scholar who authored a swai of books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures and commentary.

I’m not coming across well, but I’m really glad I read this, and prabhxvananda the whole pedantic, screeching, moralizing, holier-than-thou face of religion in America today has totally turned you off religion, too, consider trying this book anyway!

A short but beautiful revelation, on par with the Dhammapada and Taoteching.

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