This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms.
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-10-31
The Bhagavad Gita, or 'Song of the Spirit', is the best known book of India's national epic The Mahabharata. Based on a dialogue between Bhagavan Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the eve of a great battle, it is held to be the essence of Hindu spirituality, sacred literature and yoga, as well as exploring the great universal themes of courage, honour, death, love, virtue and fulfilment. Of interest to the large number of contemporary spiritual seekers - of any faith and none - who want to read the world's most important sacred texts, and to learn from their wisdom. Also useful for scholars of Vedic literature and students.
Author: Kees W. Bolle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1979-01-01
A Sanskrit concordance and Professor Bolle's thoughts on translating the Bhagavadgita accompany a presentation of India's classic religious poem in Sanskrit and an English translation that captures the essence of the original text
Author: George Thompson
Publisher: North Point Press
Release Date: 2008-08-05
A fresh, new prose translation of the classic Indian poem, ideally focused for students and teachers and for yoga teacher training The Bhagavad Gita, a small section of the massive Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata, is one of the central texts of Indian culture and philosophy, and one of the great works of world literature. It has been translated into English many times since 1785, and has had a profound influence in America, beginning with the transcendentalists and continuing today. It is taught in introductory world literature, religion, and Eastern religion courses, and is often prescribed in yoga teacher training courses because it explains the core principles of Vedic philosophy, which are central to yoga practice. Some of the currently available translations are in verse and, while well crafted, often do not accurately reflect the forms, sounds, and rhythms of the original. Older scholarly translations convey little feel for language. George Thompson's intention is to be as accurate and engaging as possible, and to create a translation that has scholarly bona fides, literary sensibility, and greater accuracy than previous translations. He emphasizes the social, historical, literary, and philosophical contexts surrounding the text. His introduction explains the development of Hindu thought and where the philosophy of the "Gita" fits historically, along with a history of the text and its place in Indian literature and philosophy and history..
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." From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Gavin Flood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2013-07-15
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. The result is a living, vivid work that avoids dull pedantry and remains true to the extraordinarily influential original. A devotional, literary, and philosophical masterpiece of unsurpassed beauty and imaginative relevance, The Bhagavad Gita has inspired, among others, Mahatma Gandhi, J. Robert Oppenheimer, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Isherwood, and Aldous Huxley. Its universal themes—life and death, war and peace, sacrifice—resonate in a West increasingly interested in Eastern religious experiences and the Hindu diaspora.
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Release Date: 2011
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest known works of Hindu literature. It has inspired thousands of artist and leaders alike. And if you look at most translations, you will be confused! If you have struggled in the past reading The Bhagavad-Gita, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation of the text. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.
Die bedeutendste Quelle indischer Spiritualität Die Bhagavadgita gilt als das grundlegende mystischspirituelle Werk der Inder. Entstanden vor Tausenden von Jahren, diskutiert und kommentiert die Gita grundlegende Seinsfragen wie Liebe, Freundschaft, Tod, Sinn und Ziel des Lebens und den Zyklus der Wiedergeburten. Easwaran schafft den Zugang zu diesem Werk von seiner historischen Bedingtheit her, aber er erschließt auch die universelle Gültigkeit und Zeitlosigkeit seiner Lehren.
Zusammen mit dem Taoismus-Experten Stephen Mitchell erläutert Byron Katie das Tao Te King des chinesischen Weisen Lao Tse. Die oft als schwierig und verrätselt empfundenen Worte werden so erfrischend, lebendig und anekdotenreich behandelt, dass die klassische Weisheit ganz aktuell und anschaulich wird. Die geistige Verwandtschaft mit Prinzipien der genialen Fragetechnik „the Work“ wird hier ganz offenbar: Lao Tses Prinzip des „Wu Wei“ (Nicht-tun, Geschehen-lassen) stimmt in verblüffender Weise mit Byron Katies Aufforderung zu „Lieben was ist“ überein.
The Bhagavad Gita contains the essence and analysis of the Vedas and the Upanishads - ancient Indian spiritual texts that are at the heart of Indian spiritual tradition. It presents us with a solution for completely eradicating sorrow from our lives. This book is a straightforward, modern, and simple explanation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita. Each shloka (verse) is explained in detail. A summary of each chapter is also included. No prior background in Indian scriptures or Vedanta is required. Serious students of the Gita will also appreciate the word-to-word Sanskrit-to-English translation of each verse. About The Author GK Marballi works in the technology industry and is presently based in New York City. He received his bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai, and his MBA from Harvard Business School.