Bhagavad-Gita as It is

Bhagavad-Gita as It is Bhagavad G T As It Is Is A Version Of The Holy Hindu Text, Bhagavad Gita, That Contains A Translation And Commentary By A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Of The International Society For Krishna Consciousness ISKCON , Commonly Known As The Hare Krishna Movement.The Bhagavad Gita Is The Main Source Book On Yoga And A Concise Summary Of India S Vedic Wisdom Yet Remarkably, The Setting For This Best Known Classic Of Spiritual Literature Is An Ancient Indian Battlefield.At The Last Moment Before Entering Battle, The Great Warrior Arjuna Begins To Wonder About The Real Meaning Of His Life Why Should He Fight Against His Friends And Relatives Why Does He Exist Where Is He Going After Death In The Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krsna, Arjuna S Friend And Spiritual Master, Brings His Disciple From Perplexity To Spiritual Enlightenment In The Course Of Doing So, Krsna Concisely But Definitively Explains Transcendental Knowledge Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Dhyana Yoga, And Bhakti Yoga Knowledge Of The Absolute Devotional Service The Three Modes Of Material Nature The Divine And Demoniac Natures And Much.Bhagavad Gita As It Is Is The Largest Selling, Most Widely Used Edition Of The Gita In The World. Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit he knew it by heart , and that had some kind of celestial experience inside me It was a very big book which needed patience to finish I read from cover to cover Since I didn t know Sanskrit I had to depend on a translated version The translation is said to be as it is , however, I Bhagavada Gita is a text when you read it in Sanskrit produces an effect that resonates somewhere deep in your heart I know this because as a child I used to hear my grand father recite Gita as it is in Sanskrit he knew it by heart , and that had some kind of c
I love the Bhagavad Gita It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous spritual persuasion might be However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book.This is Prabhupada s translation He is best known as the Founder and or person who brought the Hare Krishna form of Vasinavism to the United States The only issue I take with it is that at times he can be rather controversial in his interpretive purports of the vers I love the Bhagavad Gita It offers something for everyone, no matter what your religous spritual persuasion might be However, I had mixed feelings about this version which made me debate between three and four stars for this book.This is Prabhupada s translation He is best known as the Founder and or person who brought the Hare Krishna form of Vasinavism to the United States The only issue I take with it is that at times he can be rather controversial in his interpretive purports of the verses naturally injecting his personal opinions that may or may not be accurate to the meaning of the verse However, whether in agreeance with him or not, Prabhupada is still a person who deserves respect and the translations
The Bhagavad is one of the greatest works of literature Here it is tenderly and lovingly mangled from its original by a sectarian and abusive translator who, while offering the original sanskrit, still depart
This book is a way to live life..hence will be reading it forever I have read some Hindi versions of the text This is the first English version that I am reading The author has done a nice job in translating the verses from Sanskrit to English and pointing out the meanings of tough Sanskrit words But everything good ends there The explanation or Purport written here have some faults according to me.In Hindu scriptures, God is treated as an entity having no shape, no figure it is omnipresent and has no name nor any gender But in this text, Lord Krishna I have read some Hindi versions of the text This is the first English version that I am reading The author has done a nice job in translating the verses from Sanskrit to English and pointing out the meanings of tough Sanskrit words But everything good ends there The explanation or Purport written here have some faults according to me.In Hindu scriptures, God is treated as an entity having no shape, no figure it is omnipresent and has no name nor any gender But in this text, Lord Krishna is treated as THE God and every other God Demigod has been sidelined in his favor This is totally against the teachings of Bhakti Yoga which ironica
I m surprised at the extreme hostility to atheism in this text Hinduism is certainly on the same level as Christianity in regards to its vicious hatred of the wholly other.In text 4.7 4.8, Krisna reveals that whenever there s a rise in atheism, God himself descends to annihilate the demonic non believers and to reestablish religious belief Text 4.7 8,Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, and a predominant rise of irreligion at that time I descend myself.To deliver the I m surprised at the extreme hostility to atheism in this text Hinduism is certainly on the same level as Christianity in regards to its vicious hatred of the wholly other.In text 4.7 4.8, Krisna reveals that whenever there s a rise in atheism, God himself descends to annihilate the demonic non believers and to reestablish religious belief Text 4.7 8,Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, and a predominant rise of irreligion at that time I descend myself.To deliver the pious and annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.And compare Psalm 14 1 from the Bible with the text 7.15 in the Bhagavad gita Psalm 14 1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.Text 7.15,Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, who are
I ll begin by saying that my intention of reading Bhagavad Gita was not to find god, but to gain a better understanding of life.Unfortunately, most part of the book is just blind following of Krsna DO THIS DON T DO THAT because Krsna said so The primary goal of the book was to provide enlightenment to the ignorant and those in suffering Instead all it does is to drive people in believing that follow Krsna and all your problems will go away Hmm. I don t think so.In 9 23, it says Thos I ll begin by saying that my intention of reading Bhagavad Gita was not to find god, but to gain a better understanding of life.Unfortunately, most part of the book is just blind following of Krsna DO THIS DON T DO THAT because Krsna said so The primary goal of the book was to provide enlightenment to the ignorant and those in suffering Instead all it does is to drive people in believing that follow Krsna and all your problems will go away Hmm. I don t think so.In 9 23, it says Those who are devotees of other gods and who worship them with faith actually worship only Me, O son of Kunti, but they do so in a wrong wayAnd the purport of 3 22 goes as The Supreme Lord is the controller of all other controllers, and He is the greatest of all the diverse planetary leaders Everyone is under His control All entities are delegated with particular power only by the Supreme Lord they are not supreme themselves So are other gods like Jesus and Prophet in agreement with this Indoctrination breeds religious
EDIT The five stars are for only for Gita I d recommend reading any normal translation and not for this translation by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of ISKCON who has mixed the nonsensical spices of Krishna bhakti into an excellent book such as this.Geeta Saar or Summary of GeetaWhatever happened, it happened for good.Whatever is happening, is happening for good.Whatever will happen, will happen for good.What has slipped away from you, for which you are shedding tears What have you brought EDIT The five stars are for only for Gita I d recommend reading any normal translation and not for this translation by Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada of ISKCON who has mixed the nonsensical spice
While reading, I came across this O son of Prth , those who take shelter in Me, THOUGH THEY BE OF LOWER BIRTH WOMEN, VAI YAS MERCHANTS AND DRAS WORKERS can attain the supreme destination Chapter 9, Text 32 That did it for me I m sure some human has written this book I mean, of course a human has written this book has written the entire Mahabharata, which this is a part of but this one sente
I am kind of reluctant to give this particular translationthan two stars It has many, many issues It is particularly ironic that the phrase as is is part of the title, as I find the translator s introduction and commentary both contradictory and extremely redundant It is not unlike the mind that wanders during meditation I also find it absurd that he claims the superiority

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  • Bhagavad-Gita as It is
  • A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
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  • 18 November 2017
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