Best Bhagavad Gita Books
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1. Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny
Author: by Sadhguru
Harmony (April 27, 2021)
NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER Full of valuable insights to guide you. WILL SMITHThoughtful and life-affirming …A must-read. TONY ROBBINSThis book will put you back in charge of your own life. TOM BRADYA new perspective on the overused and misunderstood concept of karma that offers the key to happiness and enlightenment, from the world-renowned spiritual master Sadhguru.What is karma?
Most people understand karma as a balance sheet of good and bad deeds, virtues and sins. The mechanism that decrees that we cannot evade the consequences of our own actions. In reality, karma has nothing to do with reward and punishment.
Karma simply means action: your action, your responsibility. It isn’t some external system of crime and punishment, but an internal cycle generated by you. Accumulation of karma is determined only by your intention and the way you respond to what is happening to you.
Over time, it’s possible to become ensnared by your own unconscious patterns of behavior. In Karma, Sadhguru seeks to put you back in the driver’s seat, turning you from a terror-struck passenger to a confident driver navigating the course of your own destiny.
2. The Bhagavad Gita, 2nd Edition
Author: by Eknath Easwaran
The Bhagavad Gita is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Eknath Easwaran’s best-selling translation is reliable, readable, and profound. Easwaran’s 55-page introduction places the Bhagavad Gita in its historical setting, and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings.
Chapter introductions clarify key concepts, and notes and a glossary explain Sanskrit terms. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition in India, and learned Sanskrit from a young age. He was a professor of English literature before coming to the West on a Fulbright scholarship.
A gifted teacher, he is recognized as an authority on the Indian classics and world mysticism. The Bhagavad Gita opens, dramatically, on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life.
Yet, as Easwaran points out, the Gita is not what it seems it’s not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita’s subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious.
3. Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
Author: by Stephen Mitchell
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.”
4. The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling
Author: by Stephen Cope
An inspiring guide to finding your life’s purposewhat spiritual teachers call dharmathrough mindfulness and self-exploration. Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self.
The secret to unlocking this mystery, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gitaan ancient allegory about the path to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna.
Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale and highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principlesincluding such luminaries as Jane Goodall, Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, John Keats, and Harriet Tubman, along with stories of ordinary people as well.
If you’re feeling lost in your own life’s journey, The Great Work of Your Life may help you to find and to embrace your true calling. Praise for The Great Work of Your Life Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book: It’s like an owner’s manual for the soul.
5. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
Author: by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Presents a complete edition of the spiritual classic offering a summary of India’s Vedic wisdom.
6. The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Laurie L. Patton
The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life.
Ranging from instructions on yoga postures to dense moral discussion, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, as well as serving as a practical guide to living well. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.
With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
7. The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living: A Verse-by-Verse Commentary: Vols 1–3 (The End of Sorrow, Like a Thousand Suns, To Love Is to Know Me) (The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, 1)
Author: by Eknath Easwaran
A comprehensive manual for living a spiritual life, based on a verse-by-verse commentary on India’s timeless scripture from the author of its best-selling translation. This ebook includes all three volumes in this series. The Bhagavad Gita is set on the battlefield of an apocalyptic war between good and evil.
Faced with a dire moral dilemma, the warrior prince Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. Easwaran points out that Arjuna’s crisis is acutely modern. The Gita’s battlefield is the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage.
Arjuna represents each of us, and Sri Krishna is the Lord, instructing us in eighteen chapters of lofty wisdom as we face the social, environmental, and global challenges that threaten our world today. Easwaran is a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth.
His verse-by-verse commentary interprets the Gita’s teachings for modern readers, explaining the Sanskrit concepts and philosophy and applying them with practicality, wisdom, and humor to every aspect of our work, our relationships, and our lives. With everyday anecdotes, stories, and examples, he shows that the changes we long to see in the world start with the transformation of our own consciousness.
8. Bhagavad Gita : Complete Bhagavad Gita In Simple English To Understand The Divine Song Of God (Eastern Spirituality Classics)
Author: by Bhakti Bhav Publishings
My life has been full of external tragedies and if they have not left any visible effect on me,I owe it to the teaching of Bhagavad Gita;-Mahatama GandhiUndefeatable warrior Arjuna who is standing in the battlefield of Kurukshetra, overwhelmed with negative emotions and losing his motivation to fight against his own relatives.
Arjuna then seeks out for help to his friend and spiritual guide-Lord Krishna;Lord Krishna motives Arjuna to end the war within. Lord Krishna teaches Arjuna about the fundamental of life, self-realization, and purpose of human beings on this planet.
Bhagavad Gita is not only a scripture that promotes about Hinduism; The wisdom in Bhagavad Gita is eternal and unchanging; The God talks with Arjuna has fundamentals of eastern philosophy, life changing ideas and knowledge about life. Although Bhagavad Gita is helpful for people who are seeking Self-Realization by pursuing the path of love, devotion and the path of supreme god; However, it is recommended to anyone of any position at any stage of life.
Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita
Author: by Ram Dass
World-renowned philosopher and spiritual teacher Ram Dassauthor of the groundbreaking classic Be Here Nowpresents the contemporary Western audience with a lively, accessible guide to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita, the classic Hindu text that has been called the ultimate instruction manual for living a spiritual life.
10. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (Paperback)
Author: by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
Editorial Reviews The publisher, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, harekrishna. Com/, June 15, 2001 Book Description Bhagavad-gita As It Is 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 more.
11. The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita – A Commentary for Modern Readers
Author: by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Integral Yoga Publications
The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of how Arjuna, the great warrior, is seated in his chariot about to engage in battle, when he sees his own kinsmen and his revered teacher arrayed in battle against him, and feels that he cannot fight.
It is then that Krishna, the Cosmic Lord, comes to counsel him. Arjuna represents the human soul seated in the chariot of the body and Krishna is the inner Spirit, the God within, who is there to consel him. Today we see humanity divided against itself and threatened with nuclear war and mutual destruction.
No political means are adequate to deal with this problem, and many are driven to despair. It is then that the message of the Gita comes to teach us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need.
12. God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita (Self-Realization Fellowship) 2 Volume Set (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)
Author: by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Bhagavad Gita is India’s most sacred text – the ‘Hindu’ Bible. Yogananda’s translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga.
God Talks With Arjuna explains the Bhagavad Gita’s profoundest spiritual, psychological, and metaphysical truths, long obscured by metaphor and allegory. Yogananda takes Lord Krishna’s counsel to the warrior Arjuna and applies it to our everyday struggles with the human ego.
Our greatest battle he explains, like Arjuna’s, takes place within our own minds as we fight our doubts, fears, negative habits, self-defeating thoughts, and erroneous thinking. Appealing to scholar and general reader alike, there is no other Gita on the market as attractive, and comprehensive.
Yogananda said, ‘From the moment of conception to the surrender of the last breath, man has to fight in each incarnation innumerable battles: biological, hereditary, bacteriological, physiological, climatic, social, ethical, political, sociological, psychological, metaphysical – so many varieties of inner and outer conflicts.
13. The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners
Author: by Jack Hawley
New World Library
The Bhagavad Gita has been called India’s greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives.
The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can’t be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives.
These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be in-spirited, to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.
14. Bhagavad Gita (The Essential Wisdom Library)
Author: by Edward Viljoen
Griffin (June 11, 2019)
The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God Retold in Simplified English is the latest title in the Essential Wisdom Library. This unique edition of the timeless epic is designed to be accessible for readers without any prior experience of Hinduism.
Not simply a translation of the original, Viljoen has simplified and restated the Gita’s complex ideas, so that a first-time reader can fully appreciate the scope and beauty of this magnificent Indian classic. Written in concise, modern language the retelling vividly captures the power and depth of the original work.
Part of the Mahabharata, the Gita is a dialogue between Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna. Its verses contain some of the key ideas of Hindu philosophyDharma, Moksha, and various yogic practices. Originally written well over a thousand years ago, the Gita has proven to be a timeless source of wisdom, inspiring philosophers and revolutionaries alike in the millennia since it was written.
In addition to the retelling of the text, this edition includes a character list, a glossary of important terms, and chapters exploring the back-story from the Mahabharata and the impact and meaning of the Bhagavad Gita itself. The Bhagavad Gita is an approachable way for today’s readers to engage with one of history’s richest spiritual epics.
15. Sovereign Self: Claim Your Inner Joy and Freedom with the Empowering Wisdom of the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita
Author: by Acharya Shunya
Unshackle your mind and claim your spiritual birthright of freedom, wholeness, and joy through the perennial wisdom of ancient yogaThere’s a reason that the Vedas, a 5,000-year-old collection of celebrated verses from ancient India, have given rise to several world religions and influenced Western thinkers from Emerson to Ram Dassthey provide us with a uniquely accessible and effective path to liberation and sovereignty.
With Sovereign Self, Acharya Shunya shares a groundbreaking guide to the wisdom of these classic texts so that each of us may emancipate ourselves from restrictive belief systems and discover our true naturethat which is always whole, joyful, and free.
As the first female lineage holder in a 2,000-year-old line of spiritual teachers, Shunya provides a rare opportunity to receive these authentic teachings from a genuine Vedic masterone with a distinctly down-to-earth, feminine flavor who never lets us forget that our humanity is to be embodied and enjoyed.
16. Passage Meditation – A Complete Spiritual Practice: Train Your Mind and Find a Life that Fulfills (Essential Easwaran Library Book 1)
Author: by Eknath Easwaran
September 12, 2016
Easwaran’s classic manual on meditation and spiritual living is a unique source of practical spiritual support for new and experienced meditators. Easwaran taught passage meditation for over forty years, and his class at the University of California, Berkeley was the first accredited course on meditation at any Western university.
He is the author of the best-selling translation in English of the Bhagavad Gita, India’s best-known scripture. In passage meditation, you focus attention on passages or texts from the world’s wisdom traditions that are positive, practical, and uplifting, and that fit with your own religious or non-religious beliefs.
This universal method of meditation stays fresh and inspiring, prompting you to live out your highest ideals, and the mantram and six other spiritual tools help you to stay calm, kind, and focused throughout the day. This book shows how, with regular practice, you gain wisdom and vitality, and find a life that fulfills.
This fourth edition of Passage Meditation has been extended by over thirty percent to include Easwaran’s answers to more than 100 questions posed by his students in question and answer sessions. It gives all the instruction needed to establish a vibrant meditation practice and keep it going.