Stephen Mitchell is celebrated for his skill to make old masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in the place many have attempted earlier than and create types which are definitive for our time. His celebrated model of the Tao Te Ching is the most well-liked variation in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and task have received the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his present for respiring new existence into sacred texts.
The Bhagavad Gita is universally stated as one of many world's literary and non secular masterpieces. it's the middle textual content of the Hindu culture and has been precious by way of American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who known as it the best philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. there were greater than 200 English translations of the Gita, together with many efficient literal types, yet no longer considered one of them is a superlative literary textual content in its personal right.
Now all that has replaced. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the readability, the power, and the depth of the unique Sanskrit. it is going to, as William Arrowsmith acknowledged of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make another rendering obsolete."
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The 1st e-book to hide Krishna’s complete lifestyles, from his formative years pranks to his ultimate strong acts within the Mahabharata struggle
• attracts from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral culture
• exhibits how the tales of Krishna’s existence are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they allow anyone--man, girl, or child--to see the knowledge of his teachings
• offers a priceless meditative instrument that enables the teachings of those tales to light up from inside
Krishna, some of the most liked characters of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in lots of lighting fixtures: a god-child, a prankster, a version lover, a divine hero, an exemplary ruler, and the very best Being. within the whole lifetime of Krishna, Vanamali, a number one Krishna professional from a protracted line of renowned Krishna devotees, presents the 1st publication in English or Sanskrit to hide the entire variety of the avatar’s lifestyles.
Drawing from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral culture, Vanamali stocks tales from Krishna’s start in a dungeon and early days as a merry trickster in Vrindavana, via his time as divine ruler at Dwaraka, to his ultimate robust acts because the hero Arjuna’s charioteer and guru within the Kurukshetra struggle. She explains how Krishna turned a mahayogi, the best of all yogis, and attained whole mastery over himself and nature. by way of integrating the hero-child with the mahayogi, the playful lover with the divine ruler, Vanamali exhibits how the tales of Krishna’s existence are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they permit anyone--man, girl, or child--to see the knowledge of his teachings.
This entire biography of the fellow who was once additionally a god presents a invaluable meditative software permitting Krishna’s classes to light up from inside.
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Extra resources for Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation
Swami Satchidananda for his kind blessings and his warm and deeply inspiring foreword. I thank my wife Kamla, my brother A. V. Narasimhan, and my daughters Asha and Sandhya for patiently reviewing the drafts and making valuable suggestions and comments.
And, further, it is of no value either here or hereafter. We cannot sufficiently emphasize the powerful suggestion that is so easily and so often ignored. Krishna’s warning is that we should never engage in a puja ceremony or any other ritual if our heart and mind are not singularly devoted to it. It should not be performed merely because it is the family tradition or it is the “right thing” to do or to satisfy someone else. The best reason is the most direct and simple reason and that is to surrender to God to seek His protection and pray for inner peace from the eternal conflicts that afflict humanity.
Let these booklets inspire you to conduct puja on a daily basis in your home and to impart these traditions to your children. Let us maintain our sacred traditions and spiritual practices because truly they hold the key to peace and success in life. I congratulate Dr. V. Srinivasan for his noble efforts and send my best wishes and blessings to all the readers. OM Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi. Preface Worshipping ought to be a personal experience. At the philosophical level, the object of worship is worship itself.