The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

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'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.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192835815
  • 9780192835819
  • 1,493,430

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"Extremely readable and clear translation."--Dr. Thomas Thangaraj, Candler School of Theology "Extremely readable and clear translation."--Dr. Thomas Thangaraj, Candler School of Theology "Extremely readable and clear translation."--Dr. Thomas Thangaraj, Candler School of Theology "Extremely readable and clear translation."--Dr. Thomas Thangaraj, Candler School of Theologyshow more

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