Editorial Reviews. Review. The best from a literary point of view. American Library Association A distinguished literary work. TIME Magazine A highly. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God (Prabhavananda) Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God. translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood. Jeremi said: The Bhagavad-Gita is one my favourite scriptures so far. The Song of God; Bhagavad-Gita by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.

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My latest version is a translation by Christopher Ishwerwood and it has stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of potency. Paperbackpages. After two years, he esta Swami Prabhavananda was an Indian philosopher, monk of the Ramakrishna Order, and religious teacher.

He was a philosopher, religious teacher and scholar who authored several books on Vedanta and Indian religious scriptures. Later on I read more exact translations and commentaries of the original sanskrit, but the accuracy and simplicity of this translation has always impressed me so much. The least interesting part of this book is Aldous Huxley’s introduction.

Bhagavad-gita: Song of God

Certainly a lot of similar belief to my Christianity. Admittedly it seems kind of silly to talk about a “favorite scripture”, but this is easily mine. The Song of God by Prabhavananda Translator. Grading this piece of ancient wisdom and root of culture is a troublesome task. In prabhavanamda failure to fulfil their Dharma, mankind falters from the path set by the Gods and at that moment, Krishna will continue to manifest himself bhayavad and again.


The introduction from Aldous Huxley is very interesting. Also, I’m still not sold on the idea that existence is nothing but pain and suffering and that i’m trapped in a body that I need to renounce and transcend. A short but beautiful revelation, on par with the Dhammapada and Hita. Balakrishnan Shankar 23 Aug, Inhe was sent to the United States of America.

Dec 25, Jeremi Doucet rated it really liked it Shelves: Before the battle, two of the family members, Arjuna of the Pandavas and Duryodhana of the Kauravas rushed to ask the God Krishna for his assistance. Arjuna protests Krishna, you describe this yoga as a life of union with Brahman.

I feel like this book isn’t really mine to review.

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The copy i got is from Borders, translated by William Q. He was initiated by Swami Brahmananda. Oct 01, Becky rated it it was amazing. Onwar Hi, I hope all is progressing well. Born in India, he joined the Ramakrishna Order after graduating from Calcutta university in Hi, I hope all is progressing well.

Swami Prabhavananda died on the bicentennial of America’s independence, July 4,and on the 74th anniversary of the death, or mahasamadhi, of Swami Vivekananda, the founder of the Ramakrishna Order in India and many of the Vedanta centers in America and Europe. I was raised Lutheran I’m an atheist now, but I do respect all the major religions and faiths of the world and I was curious about what was written in the greatest text of Hinduism.

They contain sections on family, love, duty and the way of war. In these verses, one can find the entirety of Hindu philosophy. In that case, i’ll take the freedom of philosophy over the grip of religion any day. So, apparently if you get philosophical enough about it, war and killing is fine?


The result would be caste-mixture and universal d Inspiring and disturbing. The creative energy of Brahman is that which causes all existences to come into being” “Deep his delight After strict self-schooling: May 05, Melvin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The form and content are liberal yet eerily commanding.

The notes provided were sufficient for someone with zero background in the subject matter. What spoke to me most in this book was the lesson of doing something for the sake of doing it, not for the reward. Want to Read saving…. I found Huxley’s prefatory essay to be valuable, as well as the appendix material on Hindu Cosmology.

Every generation takes something new from the Bhagavad-Gita, and now it is your turn. Onward and Upward, Kevin Dufresne Aug 11, Andrew Cheng rated it it was amazing. Initially he worked as an assistant minister of the Vedanta Society of San Francisco. In it, he explained that mankind has one duty alone: Duryodhana chose the army, his pride blinding him from the truth that Arjuna saw instantly.