Sri Guru Gita: Commentary on the great mysteries of the Guru-disciple relationship

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The Sri Guru Gita is a discussion between Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, in which Parvati asks Shiva, "Who do you consider the greatest one on Earth?"

While the complete Sri Guru Gita is 400 verses long, this book contains the in-depth commentary of Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda on what He considers the most important 182 verses of this scripture, which is focused entirely on praises that show us how to open up the heart to receive Divine Grace. Sanskrit verses and translations are included in this selection.



Paramahamsa Vishwananda says, "The Sri Guru Gita is one of the most wonderful songs which shows us that everything happens only through the Grace of the Guru."



Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda is a fully realised spiritual Master, whose international mission, known as Bhakti Marga, 'the path of devotion', is based in the heart of Europe. He travels the world to encourage all people to recognise the universal Love that lies within each human being, and to awaken their innate ability to express that Love in daily life.

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Bhakti Marga Publishing via PublishDrive
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Published on
Jun 19, 2017
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Pages
364
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ISBN
9783940381804
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Hindu
Religion / Hinduism / Sacred Writings
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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.”

 

Arjuna’s struggle in the Bhagavad Gita is acutely modern. He has lost his way on the battlefield of life and turns to find the path again by asking direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, the Lord himself. Krishna replies in 700 verses of sublime instruction on living and dying, loving and working, and the nature of the soul.

Easwaran shows the Gita’s relevance to us today as we strive, like Arjuna, to do what is right.

“No one in modern times is more qualified – no, make that ‘as qualified’ – to translate the epochal Classics of Indian Spirituality than Eknath Easwaran. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of those classics unless you live them, and he did live them. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless.” – Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions.

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