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The Bhagavad-Gita

A New Translation

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Shambhala Publications | 09/02/2014
Pages: 528 | Size: 6.00 x 9.00
ISBN: 9781611800388

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    The Bhagavad-Gita

    A New Translation

    The Bhagavad-Gītā (“Lord’s Song”) is one of the most revered texts not only of Hinduism but of world literature and spirituality in general. Its seven hundred verses, presented as a dialogue between the God-man Krishna and the warrior-prince Arjuna, are…  Read More

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The Bhagavad-Gītā (“Lord’s Song”) is one of the most revered texts not only of Hinduism but of world literature and spirituality in general. Its seven hundred verses, presented as a dialogue between the God-man Krishna and the warrior-prince Arjuna, are at the heart of the great Sanskrit epic the Mahābhārata. This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language but also in the extensive tools for understanding it provides, including:

  • Detailed explanatory notes
  • The entire Sanskrit text on facing pages—both in the original Devanagari alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds
  • A literal, word-for-word translation for comparison
  • Extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gītā
  • An exhaustive glossary of terms


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“Dr. Feuerstein’s new rendering is perhaps the most complete version of the more than one hundred English translations of the Gītā to come our way in the last two-and-a-quarter centuries. This is a work for both scholars and serious laypersons, destined, I believe, to become the standard text for Yoga training programs in the English-speaking world.”—Richard Rosen, author of The Yoga of Breath and Pranayama beyond the Fundamentals

“A Bhagavad-Gītā like no other! Never have its language and culture been so vividly etched, not only by the unrivaled precision of Feuerstein’s renderings, but also in a trove of companion materials unprecedented for their breadth and depth. There’s something here for everyone, from seeker to scholar to seer.”—Chip Hartranft, translator of The Yoga-Sūtra of Pata񪡬i

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