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Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation

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Stephen Mitchell is widely known for his ability to make ancient masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in where many have tried before and create versions that are definitive for our time. His celebrated version of the Tao Te Ching is the most popular edition in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and Job have won the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his gift for breathing new life into sacred texts.

The Bhagavad Gita is universally acknowledged as one of the world's literary and spiritual masterpieces. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right.

Now all that has changed. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the clarity, the vigor, and the intensity of the original Sanskrit. It will, as William Arrowsmith said of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make every other rendering obsolete."

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Synopsis:

Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in a new translation of this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

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Stephen Mitchell's many books include The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, Parables and Portraits, The Gospel According to Jesus, Meetings with the Archangel, and The Frog Prince.

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Table of Contents

Arjuna's despair — The practice of yoga — The yoga of action — The yoga of wisdom — The yoga of renunciation — The yoga of meditation — Wisdom and realization — Absolute freedom — The secret of life — Divine manifestations — The cosmic vision — The yoga of devotion — The field and its knower — The three Gunas — The ultimate person — Divine traits and demonic traits — Three kinds of faith — Freedom through renunciation — "The message of the Gita" by Mohandas K. Gandhi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307419897
Subtitle:
A New Translation
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Translated by:
Stephen, Mitchell
Edited by:
Stephen, Mitchell
Author:
Stephen Mitchell, Translator of Tao Te Ching: A New English Version
Author:
Mitchell, Stephen
Author:
Stephen, Mitchell
Subject:
Religion : Hinduism - General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Bhagavad Gita
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Indian Scriptures
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020827
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » Sacred Writings

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"Synopsis" by , Dialogue between the warrior, Arjuna, and his charioteer, the god Krishna, discusses the purpose of war, the importance of duty, and the spiritual nature of existence, in a new translation of this ancient Hindu poem that forms one section of the epic Mahabharata. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Stephen Mitchell's many books include The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, The Book of Job, Tao Te Ching, Parables and Portraits, The Gospel According to Jesus, Meetings with the Archangel, and The Frog Prince.

From the Hardcover edition.

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