Best Gandhi Books
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1. 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.
2. See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
Author: by Valarie Kaur
An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love. In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love How do we love in a time of rage?
How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaurrenowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyerdescribes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves.
It enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, even a nation.
Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journeyas a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantnamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with police violence and sexual assault.
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. The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers
Author: by Eric Weiner
The New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss embarks on a rollicking intellectual journey, following in the footsteps of history’s greatest thinkers and showing us how eachfrom Epicurus to Gandhi, Thoreau to Beauvoiroffers practical and spiritual lessons for today’s unsettled times.
We turn to philosophy for the same reasons we travel: to see the world from a different perspective, to unearth hidden beauty, and to find new ways of being. We want to learn how to embrace wonder.Face regrets.Sustain hope.
Eric Weiner combines his twin passions for philosophy and global travel in a pilgrimage that uncovers surprising life lessons from great thinkers around the world, from Rousseau to Nietzsche, Confucius to Simone Weil. Traveling by train (the most thoughtful mode of transport), he journeys thousands of miles, making stops in Athens, Delhi, Wyoming, Coney Island, Frankfurt, and points in between to reconnect with philosophy’s original purpose: teaching us how to lead wiser, more meaningful lives.
6. The Last Lion: Volume 1: Winston Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874 – 1932
Author: by William Manchester
Little, Brown and Company
The first volume in William Manchester’s masterful, magnum opus account of Winston Churchill’s life. The Last Lion: Visions of Glory follows the first fifty-eight years of Churchill’s life-the years that mold him into the man who will become one of the most influential politicians of the twentieth century.
In this, the first volume, Manchester follows Churchill from his birth to 1932, when he began to warn against the re-militarization of Germany. Born of an American mother and the gifted but unstable son of a duke, his childhood was one of wretched neglect.
He sought glory on the battlefields of Cuba, Sudan, India, South Africa and the trenches of France. In Parliament he was the prime force behind the creation of Iraq and Jordan, laid the groundwork for the birth of Israel, and negotiated the independence of the Irish Free State.
Yet, as Chancellor of the Exchequer he plunged England into economic crisis, and his fruitless attempt to suppress Gandhi’s quest for Indian independence brought political chaos to Britain. Throughout, Churchill learned the lessons that would prepare him for the storm to come, and as the 1930’s began, he readied himself for the coming battle against Nazism-an evil the world had never before seen.
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. Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results
Author: by Ken Blanchard
“The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. It’s all about putting other people first.” – from the foreword by John MaxwellWe’ve all seen the negative impact of self-serving leaders in every sector of our society.
Not infrequently, they end up bringing down their entire organization. But there is another way: servant leadership. Servant leaders lead by serving their people, not by exalting themselves. This collection features forty-four renowned servant leadership experts and practitioners-prominent business executives, bestselling authors, and respected spiritual leaders-who offer advice and tools for implementing this proven, but for some still radical, leadership model.
Edited by legendary business author and lifelong servant leader Ken Blanchard and his longtime editor Renee Broadwell, this is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide ever published for what is, in every sense, a better way to lead.
9. 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.
10. Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi (Compass)
Author: by Sri Ramana Maharshi
“Our own Self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world”The simple but powerful teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, one of India’s most revered spiritual masters, continue to enlighten and enrich over sixty years after his death. Be As You Are is the definitive compendium of his knowledge, edited by the former librarian from Sri Maharshi’s ashram, which can be found flourishing at the foot of the holy mountain of Arunchala.
The book collects conversations with the many seekers who came to him for guidance, answering the questions sought on the road enlightenment. Through this book, we can discover the essence of Sri Ramana’s teaching: that self-realisation is the vital quest we must all pursue, before we can attempt to understand the world.
Reissue of the classic spiritual work, updated with a new cover.
11. Mohandas K. Gandhi, Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Author: by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
“My purpose,” Mahatma Gandhi writes of this book, “is to describe experiments in the science of Satyagraha, not to say how good I am.” Satyagraha, Gandhi’s nonviolent protest movement (satya = true, agraha = firmness), came to stand, like its creator, as a moral principle and a rallying cry; the principle was truth and the cry freedom.
The life of Gandhi has given fire and fiber to freedom fighters and to the untouchables of the world: hagiographers and patriots have capitalized on Mahatma myths. Yet Gandhi writes: “Often the title [Mahatma, Great Soul] has deeply pained me….
But I should certainly like to narrate my experiments in the spiritual field which are known only to myself, and from which I have derived such power as I possess for working in the political field.” Clearly, Gandhi never renounced the world; he was neither pacifist nor cult guru.Who was Gandhi?
In the midst of resurging interest in the man who freed India, inspired the American Civil Rights Movement, and is revered, respected, and misunderstood all over the world, the time is proper to listen to Gandhi himself in his own words, his own “confessions,” his autobiography.
12. Daughter of Empire: My Life as a Mountbatten
Author: by Pamela Hicks
Simon & Schuster
Lady Pamela Hicks’s joyously entertaining new memoir, arguably the poshest book that ever has or will be written (Newsweek), is a privileged glimpse into the lives and loves of some of the twentieth century’s leading figures. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born in Madrid at the very end of the Roaring Twenties.
Daughter of the glamorous heiress Edwina Ashley and Lord Louis Mountbatten, Pamela spent much of her early life with her sister, nannies, and servantsnot to mention a menagerie of animals that included, at different times, a honey bear, chameleons, a bush baby, and a mongoose.
Her parents’ vast social circle included royalty, film stars, celebrities, and politicians. Noel Coward invited Pamela to watch him film, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. dropped in for tea. However when war broke out Pamela and her sister were sent to New York to live with Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt, while the prime minister appointed her father to be the last Viceroy of India.
13. Healing Resistance: A Radically Different Response to Harm
Author: by Kazu Haga
Activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable. Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten.
In Healing Resistance, leading trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice and shows that a principled approach to nonviolence is the way to transform not only unjust systems but broken relationships. With over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching Kingian Nonviolence, Haga offers us a practical approach to societal conflict first begun by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, which has been developed into a fully workable, step-by-step training and deeply transformative philosophy (as utilized by the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter movements).
14. Walden and Civil Disobedience (Clydesdale Classics)
Author: by Henry David Thoreau
Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of academics such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our intellectual history through the words of the exceptional few.
First published in 1854, Walden was written by the renowned transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau about his experience living off the land at Walden Pond for more than two years. Thoreau divides his deliberations and meditations into a variety of sections which include his views on economy and the natural world, the importance of reading and literature, the values of both solitude and companionship, and other personal reflections.
In addition to Walden, this edition also includes Thoreau’s essay on Civil Disobedience, which discusses his views on the nature of government and its negative effects on society. With a new foreword by survivalist Matt Graham, venture into the woods with Thoreau and explore the complexities of life and truth in this classic piece of American literature.
15. Howard Thurman and the Disinherited: A Religious Biography (Library of Religious Biography (LRB))
Author: by Paul Harvey
A penetrating investigation into moral and ethical questions raised by war, drawing on examples from antiquity to the presentJust and Unjust Wars has forever changed how we think about the ethics of conflict. In this modern classic, political philosopher Michael Walzer examines the moral issues that arise before, during, and after the wars we fight.
Reaching from the Athenian attack on Melos, to the Mai Lai massacre, to the current war in Afghanistan and beyond, Walzer mines historical and contemporary accounts and the testimony of participants, decision makers, and victims to explain when war is justified and what ethical limitations apply to those who wage it.