The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation

Book - 2012
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"The Bhagavad Gita, the Song of the Lord, is an ancient Hindu scripture about virtue presented as a dialogue between Krishna, an incarnation of God, and the warrior Arjuna on the eve of a great battle over succession to the throne. This new verse translation of the classic Sanskrit text combines the skills of leading Hinduist Gavin Flood with the stylistic verve of award-winning poet and translator Charles Martin." -- Book jacket.
Published: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393081657
0393081656
Branch Call Number: 294.5924 BHA
Characteristics: xxx, 167 pages ;,22 cm

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REMEMBERGUSGRISSOM
Dec 04, 2018

" ' The man who has abandoned all desire moves, free from longing, indifferent to "me" and "mine", and, without ego, attains peace./ This is the divine condition; who, undeluded, comes to this, abiding there until his end-time, Arjuna, knows the Absolute.' " " Arjuna said, ' O Mighty-Armed One, I would like to know / how renunciation differs/ from abandonment, O Krishna,/ with each considered in its turn.'/ The Blessed Lord said, '/ 'For the seers, renunciation/ means ceasing to act from desires;/ for the clear-eyed, abandonment/ is giving up all fruits of action./.... 'Sacrifice, gifts, austerities/ should be performed, not abandoned;/ sacrifice, donations, hardships / are purifiers of the wise./ "

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oliviapham
Aug 16, 2016

What a foundational text for yoga and India in general. A lifetime of wisdom in so few lines!

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