Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita is India’s best-known scripture – a dialogue between a warrior-prince named Arjuna and his charioteer and spiritual guide, Sri Krishna.

For Easwaran, a foremost translator of the Gita, who taught classes on it for over 40 years, the Gita’s epic battle represents the war in our own hearts and Arjuna’s anguish reflects the human condition: torn between opposing forces, confused about how to live. Sri Krishna’s timeless guidance, Easwaran argues, can shed light on our dilemmas today.

Placing the Gita’s teachings in a modern context, Easwaran explores the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, the meaning of yoga, and how to heal the unconscious. This book is his distillation of the Gita’s teachings from the end of his life, based on talks given to his close students and published here for the first time. Easwaran shows how, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation, the Gita can point a way forward for us, both as individuals and in society today.

  • Genre Hinduism
  • Language English
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 296 pages
  • Release Date 8-Sep-2012
  • ISBN 13 978-81-8495-341-1

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About the Author

Eknath Easwaran

Eknath Easwaran is respected around the world as one of the great spiritual teachers. He was a professor of English Literature at the University of Nagpur, India, and an established writer, when he came to the United States on the Fulbright exchange program in 1959. As founder and director of the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation and the Nilgiri Press, he taught the classics of world mysticism and the practice of meditation from 1960 till his death in 1999.