The Bhagavad Gita

Paperback | September 14, 2008

Translated byW. J. Johnson

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'I have heard the supreme mystery, yoga, from Krishna, from the lord of yoga himself.'Thus ends the Bhagavad Gita, the most famous episode from the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. In its eighteen short chapters Krishna's teaching leads the warrior Arjuna from perplexity to understanding and correct action, in the process raising and developing many key themes from the historyof Indian religions.The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most widely read Hindu religious text in the Western world. It considers social and religious duty, the nature of sacrifice, the nature of action, the means to liberation, and the relationship of human beings to God. It culminates in an awe-inspiring vision ofKrishna as God omnipotent, disposer and destroyer of the universe.

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'I have heard the supreme mystery, yoga, from Krishna, from the lord of yoga himself.'Thus ends the Bhagavad Gita, the most famous episode from the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata. In its eighteen short chapters Krishna's teaching leads the warrior Arjuna from perplexity to understanding and correct action, in the process raising ...

W. J. Johnson, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies, Cardiff University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:September 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199538123

ISBN - 13:9780199538126

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`'freshly accessible to a Western readership...The presentation is both scholarly and inviting.'Good Book Guide, January 1995