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The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata, about the legendary conflict between two branches of an Indian ruling family. Framed as a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies, the Gita is written in powerful poetic language meant to be chanted. Equally treasured as a guide to action, a devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading, it remains one of the world’s most influential, widely read spiritual books.

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi is based on talks given by Gandhi between February and November 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this time—a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity—he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gita’s contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions.

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"Based upon talks given by Gandhi between February 24 and November 27, 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this time--a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity--he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gita's contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions. The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is considered one of the greatest religious classics of Hinduism. The entire text of the Gita is a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies"--Provided by publisher.

About the Author

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869—1948) was a preeminent political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian Independence movement. John Strohmeier has edited numerous books on Gandhi. Michael Nagler is Professor Emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556439780
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Subject:
Religion : Spirituality - General
Author:
Gandhi, Mahatma
Subject:
Religion : Hinduism - Sacred Writings
Subject:
Philosophy : Hindu
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Bhagavad Gita
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
June 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
248

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"Synopsis" by , "Based upon talks given by Gandhi between February 24 and November 27, 1926 at the Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. During this time--a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activity--he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati. As a result, he met with his followers almost daily, after morning prayer sessions, to discuss the Gita's contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions. The Bhagavad Gita, also called The Song of the Lord, is a 700-line section of a much longer Sanskrit war epic, the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is considered one of the greatest religious classics of Hinduism. The entire text of the Gita is a conversation between Krishna, an incarnation of the god Vishnu, and a general of one of the armies"--Provided by publisher.
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