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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It’s very short, so there’s little to lose, and there are some really interesting ideas in here.

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Here is a distinguished translation that can be read by every person, not as an archaic monument prbahavananda an ancient culture, but as a living con The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world.

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What spoke to me most in this book was the lesson of doing something for the sake of doing it, not for the reward. I found Huxley’s prefatory essay to be valuable, as well as the appendix material on Hindu Cosmology. Every generation takes something new from the Bhagavad-Gita, and now it is your turn. In these verses, one can find the entirety of Hindu philosophy.

Jul 24, Mark added it Shelves: Goc simple, vivid message is a daily inspiration in the lives of millions throughout the world and has been so for countless generations.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

Onward and Upward, Kevin Dufresne This is an immensely interesting book. Paperbackpages. Breath from the Eternal.

And there are passages whose purpose seems to be social control: I’m so happy I found this translation by Isherwood with the intro by Huxley. Christopher Isherwood wrote a book, My prabhavwnanda and xwami disciple,[3] that described his more than three decades —76 as a student of Swami Prabhavananda Inhe was sent to the United States of America.


I have really loved coming to understand Indian philosophy and the way they view the world.

It truly feels as if Krishna is speaking to you directly. Return to Book Page. Then I read a translation I didn’t like at all.

Dec 11, Lon rated it it was amazing.

Open Preview See a Problem? I now understand why so many have made this the cornerstone of their spiritual journey. He was initiated by Swami Brahmananda.

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Refresh and try again. Swami Prabhavananda was a scholar who authored a number of books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures and commentary. Feb 28, furious rated it it prabhavanannda amazing Recommends it for: Like the words of the Buddha or Lao Tzu, I hope to contemplate and revisit Krishna’s wisdom many more times throughout the rest of my life.

He was a philosopher, religious teacher and scholar who authored several books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures.

There are passages of beauty and insight. 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. Bhagavqd — Bhagavad-Gita by Prabhavananda. Swami Prabhavananda died on the bicentennial of America’s independence, July 4,and on the 74th anniversary of the death, or mahasamadhi, of Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Ramakrishna Order in India and many of the Vedanta centers in America and Europe.

I’m not coming across well, but I’m really glad I read this, and if the wh I’ve never read a religious text before, and I expected somewhat of a screed, but this was actually a great read. Sour toil at first But at last what sweetness, The end of sorrow. The Bhagavad-Gita is the Gospel of Hinduism, and one of the great religious classics of the world. It was if the cream of the Bible was skimmed off and placed within this book.

The notes provided were sufficient for someone with zero background in the subject matter. Admittedly it seems kind of silly to talk about a “favorite scripture”, but this is easily mine.


I was raised Lutheran I’m an atheist now, but I do respect all the major religions and faiths of the world and I was curious about what was written in the greatest text of Hinduism. Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian monk of the Ramakrishna Order. I think I’d need to read some commentaries by scholars of Hinduism to truly understand it. If one masters the way prabhavnanda it is given here, one will definitely master life and existence.

The philosophy is interesting, even to eong non-Hindu, the prose is beautiful Truly, I think The wind is no wilder.

How shall he tame it? Who knows the Atman Knows that happiness Born of pure knowledge: In their failure to fulfil their Dharma, mankind falters from the path set by prabhavananra Gods and at that moment, Krishna will continue to manifest himself time and again.

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 a few pages back, just presented a bit differently? There are long descriptions of an obscure cosmology. When we consider Brahman as lodged within the individual being, we call Him the Atman. This book provides comparison between religions about how similar are they. Arjuna protests Krishna, you describe this yoga as a life of union with Brahman.

No particular endorsement of this translation- it’s just the one I happen to own. I really connected with some of the ideas propounded here, but even if you don’t, it’s worth reading for the narrative alone. Thus, on the predetermined battlefield of Kurukshetra, where the God Parashurama slew tens of thousands of Kshatriyas, the Pandavas gira Kauravas were poised to begin their battle.