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    The Bhagavad Gita (Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) Translated by W.J. Johnson

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    Description'I have heard the supreme mystery, yoga, from Krishna, from the lord of yoga himself.' Thus ends the Bhagavad Gita, the most famous episode from the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. In its eighteen short chapters Krishna's teaching leads the warrior Arjuna from perplexity to understanding and correct action, in the process raising and developing many key themes from the history of Indian religions. The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. It considers social and religious duty, the nature of sacrifice, the nature of action, the means to liberation, and the relationship of human beings to God. It culminates in an awe-inspiring vision of Krishna as God omnipotent, disposer and destroyer of the universe. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    The Bhagavad Gita
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by W.J. Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199538126
    ISBN 10: 0199538123
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HRLC, HRG
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    LC classification: BL
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    Abridged Dewey: 294
    B&T Approval Code: A13322824
    Ingram Theme: RELI/HINDU
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 294.5924
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REL032030
    Thema V1.0: QRD, QRVA
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    'an excellent primer in the Hindu belief system' Daily Telegraph, October 1994 'freshly accessible to a Western readership...The presentation is both scholarly and inviting. Good Book Guide, January 1995