Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition:The Song of the Lord Catherine A. Robinson
The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. This new translation is ideal for the non-specialist as well as for students of Indian religions, providing a full cultural and historical context in its introduction and notes.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous --and popular -- of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book´s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita´s teachings.
If you want to learn about Hindu meditation, then pay attention....Meditation is both the art and science of becoming at one with yourself, mindful in the present moment, and clearing your mind of clutter and suffering.The end of suffering is known as nirvana. However, life is suffering. Coming to a place in your mind where even your suffering may bring peace may be the closest to nirvana most people are able to reach.Meditation is the key to obtaining nirvana. Even if the end of suffering is not your ultimate goal, meditation is a necessary practice to clear your mind of clutter.Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover:DhyanaYoga exercise and posesMindfulnessDaily meditations according to an essential scripture in Hinduism called the Bhagavad GitaAnd much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kay Webster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142131/bk_acx0_142131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hindu Philosophy:Bhagavad Gita or, The Sacred Lay John Davies
Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world´s literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right. Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell´s Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell´s translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, ´´instantly make every other rendering obsolete.´´
An anthology of the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Some of the most lyrical, passionate, and illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition are showcased in this anthology. Spiritual scholar and writer Andrew Harvey has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of the collection makes it an excellent introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with the genre. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
The Bhagavad Gita is India´s most sacred textthe Hindu ´´Bible.´´ Yogananda´s translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, and is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga. God Talks With Arjuna explains the Bhagavad Gita´s profoundest spiritual, psychological, and metaphysical truths, long obscured by metaphor and allegory. Yogananda takes Lord Krishna´s counsel to the warrior Arjuna and applies it to our everyday struggles with the human ego. Our greatest battle he explains, like Arjuna´s, takes place within our own minds as we fight our doubts, fears, negative habits, self-defeating thoughts, and erroneous thinking. Appealing to scholar and general reader alike, there is no other Gita on the market as attractive, and comprehensive.