The Bhagavad Gita has ratings and 12 reviews. David said: I read this in the midst of Bakker’s Prince of Nothing series. The PON series is a philosop. Bhagavad Gita has ratings and 12 reviews. The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition. The Bhagavad-Gita has 37 ratings and 3 reviews. Iffat said: I don’t know what took me so long to discover this gem. Growing up I had been so curious abou.
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Open Preview See barabra Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.
Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook’s celebrated production of the Mahabharata. From the Pa The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A. From the Paperback edition. Kindle Editionpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Bhagavad Gitaguta sign up. Lists with This Book. Oct 25, David rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this in the midst of Bakker’s Prince of Nothing series.
The PON series is a philosophically-inclined fantasy series about a holy war between several vaguely middle-eastern nations. The Bhagavad-Gita, on the other hand, is a sacred Hindu text that teaches principles of Hindu thought and ethics muller a great war. I thought they’d work together better than they did. The problem is that Bakker’s story is very very dark and the Bhagavad-Gita is like most religious texts rather hopeful.
The I read this in the midst of Bakker’s Prince of Nothing series. The Gita is saying, “Yes, although war and many other things in life are terrible, if you do them for the right reasons prayer, for godit’ll all be okay.
This is a classic of world literature, and many people who are way smarter and better than me have had their lives changed by the Bhagavad-Gita. That said, it really didn’t do much for me. Maybe I’m not as spiritually inclined as I was when I studied it before. Maybe it just wasn’t the right time. There were some lovely passages, and as far as religious writings go, it was rather readable and incredibly concise.
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Not exactly a fun read, but mipler you’re at all interested in Hindu culture, it’s definitely worth your time. Nov 23, Pratap rated it it was ok. A simple English translation of Bhagavad Gita I don’t recommend this book if you want to really know about BG, because the translations of the verses is not good But it barbaara a very easy read and can be used as your starting book on BG. Feb 18, Dan rated it it was amazing.
Bhagavad Gita by Barbara Stoler Miller
At last, a translation of the Gita that is formatted so that you know where you are in the story and outside the story. A book like any sacred book: Jan 02, Lisa rated it it was amazing. I have to teach this text to my sophomores so I need to love it mkller teach it!
It is worth reading as it helps you understand a culture very different from ours. Sep 30, Jordan rated it it was amazing.
But you know how those lit courses go, you’re learning so much you don’t really get a chance to delve into anything fully. I’m glad I was able to pick up a used copy. It’s very thought provoking. Oct 31, Jeannette Garcia rated it it was ok. I had stolee read this for a class. It was really interesting to see how Krishna is portrayed as the “savior”.
I love learning about Asian religions and think that one should read the entire Gita if they want to understand anything about Hare Krishnas. Jul 17, Katherine rated it liked it.
Some people have a problem with this translation saying it lacks poetry, but there is a strong underlying rhythm in the almost blank verse translation by Miller.
Nov 17, Carina rated it it was amazing. I like the idea that we should act without attachment, because that would make it impossible to carry emotional baggage. Ahh this book is so refreshing and I feel nourished just reading it.
Oct 31, Bern rated it really liked it Shelves: I truly enjoyed this and wish I had time to study it in greater depths. I really connected with the passages and beliefs in here – they made sense and made for good discussion.
Feb 04, Gelo rated it it was ok Shelves: I am not a fan of Indian literature but I can say that this is one good guta that tells you values of Hinduism. Dec 08, Jeanna rated it it was ok Recommends it bbagavad Oct 30, Kari rated it liked it Shelves: Ancient text about development of the spirit and a connection to the Lord Kristna. The spritual side of yoga. Christopher Plaisance rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Micki rated it liked it Jan 25, Wolf rated it it was amazing May 30, Aj Gold bhagwvad it it was ok Jan 11, Kaleb Shulda-haddad rated it really liked it Feb 02, Alanna rated it it was ok Dec 26, Nathan Satterlee rated it really liked it Sep 14, Ryan rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Yogi rated it really liked it Feb 07, Ramona rated it liked it Nov 07, Ashley Penney rated it it was amazing Dec 08, Port-Flavored Dilettante rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Brian Atkinson rated it really liked it Oct 15, Ally rated it really liked it Aug 20, Julia Reese rated it gitz it Jan bhagaad, Meaghan rated it liked it Jan 11, Jeff rated it liked it Jan 10, Rachel rated it did not like it Oct 19, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Barbara Stoler Miller. Her translation of the Bhagavad Gita was extremely successful and she helped popularize Indian literature in bhagavar U. She was the president of the Association for Asian Studies in Books by Barbara Stoler Miller.
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