This critical research work is continuation of Book I. This book is for one who has commitment and perseverance to learn and contemplate on every word of the divine Gita. The footnotes in this book open your eyes to realize the misconceptions and wrong notions you have collected without properly knowing what the Sanskrit words of Krishna truly mean. May you be a New learner, a Scholar, an Author, a Swami, a Professor or an Institution, this book is the sole authority. Seeing is believing.
Soft Cover, B/W Edition, with Illustrations. This is a critical research work. This book is a lifetime study for one who has dedication and patience to learn and contemplate on every word of the divine Gita. May you be a new learner, a scholar, an author, a swami, a Professor or an Institution, this is the right resource for a critical study for those who wish to go beyond. If one wants to learn or teach Gita through Sanskrit and Sanskrit through Gita, there is no substitute. From an elementary level to most scholarly level, to know the "Gita As She is in Krishna's Own Sanskrit Words," this book is the sole authority. Regardless of how many books on Gita you may have read, studied or written, while going through this treasure of information, you will discover many Surprises, Interesting facts and Important points, which you would never have known without going through this book. This books removes all the misconceptions and wrong notions one has collected without properly knowing what the Sanskrit words of Krishna truly mean. Seeing is believing.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
The largest-selling edition of the Gita in the Western world, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better. Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India's spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries. In translating the Gita, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has remained loyal to the intended meaning of Krishna's words, and thus he has unlocked all the secrets of the ancient knowledge of the Gita and placed them before us as an exciting opportunity for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment. The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. At the last moment before entering a battle between brothers and friends, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder: Why should he fight? What is the meaning of his life? Where is he going after death? In response, Krishna brings His friend from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment, and each one of us is invited to walk the same path.
Overlooked outside India and scarcely available in English, the Uddhava Gita offers spiritual seekers in the West a previously unexplored path to understanding Hinduism and Krishna's wisdom. Although set down in writing centuries apart, the Bhagavad Gita and the Uddhava Gita share Krishna's core advice on developing a more complete personal consciousness. But unlike the urgency of an impending battle that drives Krishna's dialogue in the Bhagavad Gita, this dialogue with his dear old friend Uddhava takes place on the eve of Krishna's departure from the world and is filled with philosophy, poetry and practical advice.
This work contains 101 Shlokas selected from various chapters of the Bhagvad Gita, covering a large range of subjects, such as Karmayoga, Gyanyoga, stable intellect, balance and harmony, attaining yoga, God's benevolence etc. The text contains translation of each shloka, a brief commentary and meaning of every word that appears in Sanskrit. For the first time however, the written text is also accompanied with musical renditions. Distinct from chanting, all of 101 Shlokas have been sung and recorded in the traditions of Hindustani classical music with sur and taal in ten different ragas. These appear in two accompanying CDs in the same sequence as they are placed in the book. It is our belief that textual reading combined with the listening experience will take our appreciation of the Gita and its profound wisdom to an altogether different level hitherto not reached. The book includes two CDs with approximately two hours and 40 minutes of music.
ABOUT THE MAHABHARATA The Mahabharata is the greatest epic of India, and arguably the greatest epic of any country. It is well known for including the Bhagavad Gita, an important scripture that has influenced great thinkers like Gandhi, Aldous Huxley, Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, and Herman Hesse. However, the Gita represents only 700 verses out of 200,000 total in this epic. In addition to its philosophical chapters, the Mahabharata is a great work of imagination and adventure. When you read it you will be transported to a world where demigods and goddesses sport with men and women. A beautiful girl can take birth from the belly of a fish. A prince might get a wife from archery competitions or kidnapping. And God Himself (Krishna) might be your best friend. There is no other book like it. ABOUT THIS EDITION Anyone who has studied the Bhagavad Gita must be interested in reading the whole book. When I was a Hare Krishna devotee I certainly wished I could do that. Several summaries of the Mahabharata exist, but it is impossible to condense eighteen books into one without omitting anything worthwhile. The onlycomplete English translation of the book is this one, by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. These volumes are based on a text file scanned at sacred-texts.com. If you have a Kindle you can read this translation without cost by downloading it from http://www.gutenberg.org/. Amazon.com also has their own versions of these books which you may download for free from the Kindle Store. While reading these free e-books I decided that I really wanted a bound and printed version. The books have thousands of footnotes, which doesn't work well in e-book format. While this translation is still in print, every existing edition leaves something to be desired. When I was in the Hare Krishnas I owned a complete set of their books, and they were the most beautiful books you can imagine. I wanted to have an edition of the complete Mahabharata that was worthy to share the same book case as those books, so I decided to prepare a newedition using Create Space and offer it for sale at the lowest possible price. Each volume in this edition represents many hours of work. I have moved the footnotes in these volumes (again, thousands of them) from the end of the book back to the bottoms of the pages for easier reading. I have replaced archaic words like "behoveth" with "behooves", etc., where it was possible to do so without rewriting the sentences where they appear. I have also fixed hundreds of variant spellings, and replaced obscure words like "welkins" and "horripliated" with more common ones. Finally, the original work didnot translate the titles of the individual books, so I have used the names found on Wikipedia. Thus Adi Parva in the original becomes The Book Of The Beginning. The illustrations are from a Hindi translation of the Mahabharata that has also fallen into the public domain. (http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23365037M/Mahabharata.) I have used page images provided at archive.org and have cleaned them up using The GIMP software. Theresults speak for themselves. When all the volumes are published there will be nearly 300 full page illustrations. In short, I have spared no effort to make this the most complete, most readable, and most attractive edition of the Mahabharata in English. While I no longer practice the Vaishnava religion I hope that these books will meet with the approval of my former godbrothers and godsisters. I do not believe that they will find anything offensive in them. BHAKTA JIM
Sri Swami Vishwananda’s profound and heartfelt commentary does more than just tell a story — in this Sri Gopi Gita, he shows you how the gopis saw Krishna, and how they truly lived only for their Beloved. His words awaken the yearning in our own hearts to see Krishna with the eyes of a gopi and to love Him with the heart of a gopi. Let this book take you on a journey to your own inner Vrindavan to experience the Oneness of the gopis with the Lord and, ultimately, remember and deepen your own relationship with the Divine.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.
We become unhappy and sad with numerous circumstances we may face in life because we lack control over our mind. The sadness easily spreads in the subconscious mind and it becomes difficult to be happy even if we wanted to. Even if you think of some good thoughts, without a strong will, your attention will quickly jump from one thing to another. Now in order to develop a strong will, it is similar to your close friends and those you love; the more you speak with them and spend time with them, the easier it is to remember things about them. The same can be said about content relating to the mind where your internal peace and happiness are attainable the more you dwell on those thoughts. As in studying, we can remember the content we read and practice more, so just imagine how powerful it would be if you love & practiced Ajapa Japa regularly? In this materialistic world, most people are only focused on attaining the materialistic things in life. However, we should only focus on the Bhagavad Gita and only visualize and think about Lord Krishna, doing all the things we do in reverence and when these things are done for others, it can benefit us as well. In the Bhagavad Gita, it is stated that our goal should be to achieve Moksh and in order to do that, our goals should be centred around helping others. So no matter what we choose to do, or how we choose to help, we should pick an area that works for us, and help others the best way we can. When you feel down and out you should chant visualizing Lord Krishna. Once you keep practicing it, it will become so powerful that even the worst bad day will have no negative impact on you as all happiness and sadness are based on the perception of our senses. By chanting and practicing this Krishna Visualization, your senses are kept under control and your mind will not have any space for sadness to enter. Remember, you must learn the tolerance. However it is impossible to always receive good luck simply by chanting God’s name as that alone will not make everything better for you; it doesn’t work like that. However, by Chanting and Practicing this you will develop Strong Tolerance in your mind so that there are no doors for negativity to enter. Even if they enter you would be able to kick them out with your will by Visualizing Krishna in your mind. Krishan Bhakti grows within the mind, we can tune out the negative thoughts so that they have no way of entering our mind. For one with a strong mind, negative and sad thoughts will have difficulty entering as opposed to one with a weak mind, as their mind is less fortified and as such, may allow the thoughts to enter. I can tell you with absolute certainty that people will always want products and services, but may be unwilling to seek them from those who seem unreliable, untrustworthy or who may charge unfairly. So if you utilize your products and services in order to help others, the law of Karma will be applied. You will definitely receive based on what you serve so if you focus on serving the best quality of services, you’ll receive its financial rewards in return. You will also receive positive word of mouth feedback, which is better than any marketing model to promote your products and services. Cordially Yours, Kishan Barai
Based on the Earliest Oral Traditions and the Sacred Scriptures
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The first book to cover Krishna’s entire life, from his childhood pranks to his final powerful acts in the Mahabharata war • Draws from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral tradition • Shows how the stories of Krishna’s life are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they enable anyone--man, woman, or child--to see the wisdom of his teachings • Provides a valuable meditative tool that allows the lessons of these stories to illuminate from within Krishna, one of the most beloved characters of the Hindu pantheon, has been portrayed in many lights: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero, an exemplary ruler, and the Supreme Being. In The Complete Life of Krishna, Vanamali, a leading Krishna expert from a long line of prominent Krishna devotees, provides the first book in English or Sanskrit to cover the complete range of the avatar’s life. Drawing from the Bhagavad Purana, the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, and India’s sacred oral tradition, Vanamali shares stories from Krishna’s birth in a dungeon and early days as a merry trickster in Vrindavana, through his time as divine ruler at Dwaraka, to his final powerful acts as the hero Arjuna’s charioteer and guru in the Kurukshetra war. She explains how Krishna became a mahayogi, the greatest of all yogis, and attained complete mastery over himself and nature. By integrating the hero-child with the mahayogi, the playful lover with the divine ruler, Vanamali shows how the stories of Krishna’s life are expressed with such simplicity and humor that they enable anyone--man, woman, or child--to see the wisdom of his teachings. This complete biography of the man who was also a god provides a valuable meditative tool allowing Krishna’s lessons to illuminate from within.
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Words inspired by the teachings of the Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita
Author: Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma
Publisher: Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma
|| Jai Shri Krishna || This book is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The thoughts and quotes as published in this book are inspired by the teachings of Bhagavad Gita. I hereby dedicate all my thoughts and actions in the lotus feet of the Lord and read the following Verse 6-7 of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 for the benefit of one and all. For one who worships Me, giving up all his activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, who has fixed his mind upon Me, O son of Prtha, for him I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death. I consider myself as a student of Bhagavad Gita for life. One may not understand or remember the meaning of each verse from Bhagavad Gita. Just remember to chant 'Hare Krishna' and give your best to fix your mind on the Lord's image. Everything else will fall in its place automatically. If you like the quotes and thoughts inspired by Bhagavad Gita, do share this book with your family and friends. Thank You and Happy Reading. || Hare Krishna Hare Rama ||
The Bhagavad Gita, the greatest devotional book of Hinduism, has long been recognized as one of the world's spiritual classics and a guide to all on the path of Truth. It is sometimes known as the Song of the Lord or the Gospel of the Lord Shri Krishna. According to Western scholarship, it was composed later than the Vedas and the Upanishads - probably between the fifth and second centuries before Christ. It is a fragment, part of the sixth book of the epic poem The Mahabaratha.The Mahabaratha tells of the Pandavas, Prince Arjuna and his four brothers, growing up in north India at the court of their uncle, the blind King Dhritarashtra, after the death of their father, the previous ruler. There is always great rivalry between the Pandavas or sons of Pandu and the Kauravas, the one hundred sons of Dhritarashtra. Eventually the old king gives his nephews some land of their own but his eldest son, Duryodhana, defeats Yudhisthira, the eldest Pandava, by cheating at dice, and forces him and his brothers to surrender their land and go into exile for thirteen years. On their return, the old king is unable to persuade his son Duryodhana to restore their heritage and, in spite of efforts at reconciliation by Sanjaya, Dhritarashtra's charioteer; by Bheeshma, his wise counsellor; and even by the Lord Krishna himself, war cannot be averted. The rival hosts face each other on the field of Kurukshetra. It is at this point that The Bhagavad Gita begins.When Prince Arjuna surveys the battlefield, he is overwhelmed with sorrow at the futility of war. The teachings of The Bhagavad Gita are spoken by the divine Lord Krishna, who is acting as the prince's charioteer. They are overheard by Sanjaya and reported back to King Dhritarashtra. When Krishna has finished speaking to Arjuna, the two armies engage. The battle lasts eighteen days and by the end of it nearly all of the warriors on both sides are dead save Krishna and the five sons of Pandu.Specialty of This Book: Unlike most translations, Shri Purohit Swami's translates every word into English and avoids the use of Sanskrit concepts that may be unfamiliar to English-speakers, for example translating the word 'yoga' as 'spirituality'. He also avoids mentioning the Caste system; where the original Gita mentions the different castes he interprets this as different occupations within society.He represents a very important but largely unremembered link between the generation of Swami Vivekananda and the Post World War II society in which eastern thought has become an accepted element of spiritual life
Of all Vishnu's avatars, Krishna is regarded as the purna avatar, the complete incarnation, for he encapsulates in himself the entire gamut of emotions and attributes that constitute the ideal human personality. He is the most accessible of gods, and bridges the gap between the mortal and the immortal. In this book, Pavan Varma, the best-selling author of Krishna: The Playful Divine, succeeds brilliantly in communicating the exuberance, the charm and the complexity of this popular deity. Drawing upon the Puranas, classical literature, bhakti poetry and folklore, he has painted a rich and varied portrait of the blue god-as the delightfully mischievous child, the uninhibited lover, the formidable warrior, the wise and pragmatic philosopher, and the Supreme God.
The life and times of India's most famous spiritual and literary masterpiece The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he must. In the dialogue that follows, Arjuna comes to realize that the true battle is for his own soul. Davis highlights the place of this legendary dialogue in classical Indian culture, and then examines how it has lived on in diverse settings and contexts. He looks at the medieval devotional traditions surrounding the divine character of Krishna and traces how the Gita traveled from India to the West, where it found admirers in such figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Davis explores how Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda used the Gita in their fight against colonial rule, and how contemporary interpreters reanimate and perform this classical work for audiences today. An essential biography of a timeless masterpiece, this book is an ideal introduction to the Gita and its insights into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage.