The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi

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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 worlda€™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 During this timea€”a period when Gandhi had withdrawn from mass political activitya€”he devoted much of his time and energy to translating the Gita from Sanskrit into his native Gujarati.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 Gitaa€™s contents and meaning as it unfolded before him. This book is the transcription of those daily sessions. From the Trade Paperback edition.mahatma gandhi This introduction was written in 1929 to accompany Gandhia#39;s Gujarati translation of the Bhagavad Gita. He later translated the essay into English, and published it in 1931 in the pages of his periodical, Young india, under the title, Anasaktiyoga: ... with the Marathi original and the translations in Gujarati and hindi, and had asked me, if i could not tackle the original, at least to go throughanbsp;...

Title:The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Publisher:North Atlantic Books - 2010-06-15

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