Bhagavad-gita As It Is

by Srila Prabhupada

World’s best-selling editionBhagavad-Gita is the concise summary of India’s spiritual teachings.

Remarkably, the setting for this classic is a battlefield. Just before the battle, the great warrior Arjuna begins to inquire from Lord Krishna about the meaning of life. Bhagavad-gita systematically guides one along the path of self-realization. It is the main sourcebook for information on karma, reincarnation, yoga, devotion, the soul, Lord Krishna, and spiritual enlightement.






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By: Dr. Geddes MacGregor, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, U.S.A.

No work in all Indian literature is more quoted, because none is better loved in the West than the Bhagavad-gita. Translation of such a work demands not only knowledge of Sanskrit, but an inward sympathy with the theme and a verbal artistry, for the poem is a symphony in which God is seen in all things.

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is, of course, profoundly sympathetic to the theme. He brings to it, moreover, a special interpretative insight… a powerful and persuasive presentation in the bhakti tradition… The swami does a real service for students by investing the beloved Indian epic with fresh meaning. Whatever our outlook may be, we should all be grateful for the labor that has led to this illuminating work.