Kṛṣṇa-saṅgati

Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana

Book 3
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This the third volume of the Krsna in Vrndavan series is replete with the pastimes Lord Krsna manifested five thousand years ago. The focus of Krsna-sangati is how during these pastimes Krsna repeatedly leaves and then again meets the residents of Vrindavan. Devotees always want to meet Krsna, but to increase their bliss and their love He repeatedly separates from them. That is His mercy. However when the Lord and His pure devotees meet after extended periods of separation they both taste the happiness of samaddhimat-sambhoga. But whether in separation or meeting with Krsna, His associates always bathe in transcendental ecstasy.
Sivarama Swami brilliantly weaves the different commentaries that the acaryas have written on Lord Krsna’s pastimes with verses from sastra into an absorbing transcendental narrative.
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Magyaroroszági Krisna-tudatú Hívők Közössége via PublishDrive
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Published on
Mar 2, 2015
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Pages
688
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ISBN
9786158019712
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English
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Religion / Hinduism / Theology
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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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