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Bhagavad Gita

Annotated & Explained

Translation by Shri Purohit Swami
Annotation by Kendra Crossen Burroughs

5.5 x 8.5, 192 pp, Quality Paperback


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An ancient classic that can become a companion for your own spiritual journey.
Millions of people turn daily to India's most beloved holy book, the Bhagavad Gita ("Song of the Lord"), to instruct their spiritual practice. A Hindu classic, it has universal appeal for people of all faith traditions who turn to its inspirational support in the struggles of life, its consolation in times of grief, and its deeply moving promise of God's love and guidance.
Composed in Sanskrit verse thousands of years ago, this timeless text tells the story of a distraught warrior on the verge of battle and the compassionate counsel he receives from Krishna—God in human form. In just seven hundred lines, the Gita presents concise teachings on such topics as the immortality of the soul, meditation and yoga, worship and sacrifice, the ideal of selfless action, and the oneness of all life in the Divine.
Now you can read and understand the Gita with no previous knowledge of Hinduism required. This SkyLight Illuminations edition offers insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that explains references and philosophical terms; shares the inspiring interpretations of famous spiritual teachers; and addresses questions such as the inner meaning of India's caste system and why this sublime discourse on inner peace is set against the background of a violent civil war.
Praise for Bhagavad Gita: Annotated & Explained
"Valuable for both casual readers and scholars."
Library Journal
Praise for Andrew Harvey’s work
"Without wings we die; this remarkable book is a significant key to freedom. Kendra Crossen Burroughs, and all involved, have achieved a vital and timely literary wonder."
Daniel Ladinsky, author of The Gift: Poems of Hafiz
"This simple, beautiful translation by Shri Purohit Swami and the wonderful annotations by Kendra Crossen Burroughs make this the very best Gita for first-time readers as well as any who want to absorb its extraordinary message: taste the divine waters herein, and you might never thirst again."
Ken Wilber, author of A Theory of Everything
Shri Purohit Swami (1882-1941) was an Indian monk who traveled to the West in 1930 to teach the wisdom of Hinduism. In addition to the Bhagavad Gita, he translated The Ten Principal Upanishads (in collaboration with the poet William Butler Yeats).
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