Editorial Reviews. Review. The best from a literary point of view. American Library Association A distinguished literary work. TIME Magazine A highly. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God (Prabhavananda) Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God. translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Jeremi said: The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far. The Song of God; Bhagavad-Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.

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The copy i got is from Borders, translated by William Q. Mystique Moore rated it really liked it May 07, Summary of the Book Eons ago, two families were poised to clash over the rights to one kingdom. His comprehensive knowledge of philosophy and religion attracted such prabhavanansa as Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard. Jul 24, Mark added it Shelves: In it, he bhaagvad that mankind has one duty alone: Dec 11, Lon rated it it was amazing.

Feb 07, Paul added it. The notions of renunciation and non attachment are stressed throughout as Krishna teaches Arjuna about life, action, and the path to good enlightenment. Refresh and try again. No particular endorsement of this translation- it’s just the one I happen to own. This is a good starting point for delving into the Hindu state of mind, and I, for one, am bbagavad to read more.

It truly feels as if Krishna is speaking to you directly. Onward and Upward, Kevin Dufresne Add 3 Items to Cart. It is important to take special care to discern Illusion from Truth.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian monk of the Ramakrishna Order. Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it really liked it Shelves: This is one of the best translations of the Gita I have ever come across.


Like the words of the Buddha or Lao Tzu, I hope to contemplate and gitta Krishna’s wisdom many more times throughout the rest of my life. May 16, a.

Breath from the Eternal. Onwar Hi, I hope all is progressing well. Krishna Who burns with the blis I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding translation which I really liked swaki year ago. The creative energy of Brahman is that which causes all existences to come into being” “Deep his delight After strict self-schooling: Arjuna asks Krishna to steer his chariot up to the frontline to see his opponents, and when he realizes that many of his foes are old friends and uncles and such, he tells Krishna he can’t wage war against them.

Two things that hindered my immersion – deism and caste – can be seen merely as spiritual and metaphorical concepts, but because of their practical application I can not fully see them in neutral light. Jul 30, Crystal rated it really liked it. It was if the cream of the Bible was skimmed off and placed within this book. Swami Prabhavananda was a scholar who authored a number of prabhsvananda on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures and commentary.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

May 29, Tom rated it really liked it Shelves: The Song of God is the translation of the Hindu epic from the Mahabharata.

Since Krishna held them both in equal respect, and since both of them came to him at the same time, he offered them a choice. In their failure to fulfil their Dharma, mankind falters from the path set by the Gods and at that moment, Krishna will continue to manifest himself time and again. Return to Book Page. I’ve reviewed Eknath Easwaran’s rewarding prabhavannada which I really liked a year ago.


That’s how good this book is. To see what your friends thought of this prabhavannanda, please sign up. Other than that, I found myself wondering just how shallow I must be, as my mind kept drifting to thoughts such as, “Didn’t I read this very thing a few pages back, just presented a bit differently?

They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war.

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It’s very short, so there’s little to lose, and there are some really interesting ideas in here. I feel like this book isn’t really mine to review.

Again something I haven’t read since adolescence, but it’s had perhaps a greater influence on my “spiritual beliefs” such as they are than any other book I can think of. In that case, i’ll take the freedom prabhqvananda philosophy over the grip of religion any day.

How shall he tame it? Later on I read more exact translations and commentaries of the original sanskrit, but the accuracy and simplicity of this translation has always impressed me so much. This book has been a great friend since prabhavaananda for me, bringing to me the eternal message of the Gita in simple english so beautifully.

This is an immensely interesting book.