The Bhagavad Gita: one of three new editions of the books in Eknath Easwaran’s Classics of Indian Spirituality series.
“On this path, effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort towards spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.”
Arjuna’s struggle is profoundly modern. Easwaran’s genius is to show us that “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.” And Sri Krishna’s sublime instruction, on living and dying, working and loving, on the nature of the soul, is as relevant to readers today as it was at the dawn of Indian history.
Easwaran’s translation is accurate and accessible. Raised in the Hindu culture, he studied Sanskrit from a young age and later developed a deep love of English literature. He highlights the Gita’s key messages and conveys the haunting beauty of the verses. And readers will appreciate Easwaran’s authenticity – he lived the Gita.
Easwaran’s introduction gives the key to the Gita’s timeless wisdom. Combining erudition with a contagious personal enthusiasm, Easwaran places the Gita in its historical context, gives a clear explanation of fundamental concepts, and brings out the universality of the Gita’s teachings.
Includes chapter introductions, notes, and a Sanskrit glossary.
This new edition contains a new foreword, two-color easy-to-read interior, and elegant new cover.