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The Living Gita: Commentary for Modern Readers: The Complete Bhagavad Gita

The Living Gita: Commentary for Modern Readers: The Complete Bhagavad Gita

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By (author) Sri Swami Satchidananda

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  • Publisher: Integral Yoga Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 354 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 7 December 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Virginia
  • ISBN 10: 0932040276
  • ISBN 13: 9780932040275
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 33,948

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The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of how Arjuna, the great warrior, is seated in his chariot about to engage in battle, when he sees his own kinsmen and his revered teacher arrayed in battle against him, and feels that he cannot fight. It is then that Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, comes to counsel him. Arjuna represents the human soul seated in the chariot of the body and Krishna is the inner Spirit, the God within, who is there to consel him. Today we see humanity divided against itself and threatened with nuclear war and mutual destruction. No political means are adequate to deal with this problem, and many are driven to despair. It is then that the message of the Gita comes to teach us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need.

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His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda is one of the most revered Yoga Masters of our time. A much-loved teacher, well known for his combination of practical wisdom and spiritual insight, he gave his life to the service of humanity, demonstrating by his own example the means of finding abiding peace. His message of peace, both individual and universal, has been heard worldwide. Each year, he received hundreds of invitations to speak at conferences, colleges, medical groups, and houses of worship around the globe.

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By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"Swami Satchidananda,s translation of the Bhagavad Gita is wonderful . Easy to understand with lots of stories which make learning easy, down to Earth as well as lifting one to great feelings of Oneness.
I feel all will benefit from His translation.
Oneness"