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Jaiminiya Mahabharata "Asvamedhika Parva" - Part I
Jaiminiya Mahabharata "Asvamedhika Parva" - Part I
Specification
  • Publisher : Gita Press Gorakhpur
  • By :  Keshoram Aggarwal
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : Sanskrit Text and English Translation
  • Edition : 2007
  • Pages : 364
  • Weight : 315 gm.
  • Size : 8.1" X 5.3"
  • ISBN-10 : 
  • Product Code : BK7082
Description

Foreword

As we know, Gita Press is committed to publish literature that is helpful in exhilarating morality, building national character and inculcating fervour for developing devotion to the universe. For this purpose, Gita press has in its agenda, the publication of puranic literature, rare books on religious subjects, Upanisads, Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata etc. Under this process Gita Press published the Asvamedhika Parva of Mahabharata composed by Maharsi Jaimini, a great scholar, poet, philosopher and also astrologer. His book on astrology is regarded as a mature composition on the subject.


It is said that Maharsi Jaimini composed also Mahabharata- much bigger in comparison to Mahabharata composed by Krsnadvaipayana vyasa. But the current of time swallowed most of it and now remains only Asvamedhika parva which gives a vivid description of Asvamedha Yajna performed by Yudhisthira. There are three thousand Slokas in the Asvamedha parva of Mahabharata composed by Vyasadeva and four thousand Slokas are there in the Asvamedhika Parva of Jaiminiya Mahabharata. It may give an idea how voluminous the complete Jaiminiya Mahabharata must have been.



A few years before it was a rare book. For the first time Gita Press published it in monthly 'Kalyan' in a serial form and afterwards in a book form with original Sanskrit text and Hindi translation. Now it has been decided to present an English translation with original Sanskrit text for the benefit of non-Hindi readers of the country and also abroad.
From the point of story telling it starts with presenting Yudhisthira quite aggrieved on account of the sin he committed in the form of mass massacre in the war. He seriously thinks to abandon the kingship and go to the forest for practicing penance. Vyasa ap

$31
The Life Science of Divine Geeta
The Life Science of Divine Geeta
Specification:
  • Publisher : Vakils Feffer & Simons
  • by : R.K. Lohiya
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Edition : 2011
  • Pages : 82
  • Weight : 150gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.2 inches
  • ISBN-10: 8184620489
  • ISBN-13: 978-8184620481
Description:

The Life Science of Divine Geeta conveys Krishna’s Message as relevant to modern era with practical lessons for mental peace and happiness in present day life. As addendum thereto, he has penned logic based Universal Religion Manav Dharma As Culture of Human Happiness suited to today’s global society. This book deserves first reading by all men and women seeking stress free joyous life and the bliss of heart.

    $24
    Bhagavad Gita: The Ambrosial "Sat Song" of Sri KrishnaBhagavad Gita: The Ambrosial "Sat Song" of Sri Krishna
    Bhagavad Gita: The Ambrosial "Sat Song" of Sri Krishna
    Specification:
    • Publisher : Zen Publications
    • By : Sajohn Daverly
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Language : English
    • Edition : 2012
    • Pages : 395 
    • Weight : 120 gm.
    • Size : 5.8 x 1.1 x 9 inches
    • ISBN-10 : 8188071978
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8188071975
    Description:

    Although Pandu’s son Arjuna was widely known as one who in combat could single-handedly fight and defeat 1,000 opposing warriors simultaneously, he was twice traumatized and brought to his knees on the battlefield of  Kurukshetra. The first time was upon seeing countless loved ones eager for bloodshed on both sides of the impending fray. The second was upon discovering that his own charioteer, a bosom friend since adolescence, could not only speak about the experience of awakening to one’s true nature, but could also provide the experience of beholding the infinite form of the one universal Self. Complete with word-for-word transliteration, this new presentation of  India’s timeless spiritual classic illuminates many subtle details which readers may find themselves either relishing for the very first time, or revisiting with a new level of penetration and appreciation.

    “More than just beautifully translating the Gita, Sajohn Daverly sublimely transmits the mystery of awakened life in human circumstances. We can read his translation of this ancient, divine text and find it alive in our own hearts, here, today.”
    - Gangaji, spiritual teacher and author of The Diamond In Your Pocket
    “This Gita is a real gem because it builds a bridge between the traditional approach and the very contemporary one, bringing the ancient teaching to life and making it relevant to the modern reader.”

    - Adyashanti, spiritual teacher and author of Falling Into Grace
    “Sajohn’s direct knowing and immersion in the unknown gives him the unique authority to explain and clarify in scholarly terms the profound understanding linking the essential truth and alignment between Vedanta and Zen Buddhism.”
    - Jon Bernie, contemporary Zen teacher and author of Ordinary Freedom

      $40
      Gitavali Vol.3 -Complete Works of Goswami Tulsidas
      Gitavali Vol.3 -Complete Works of Goswami Tulsidas

      Gitavali is of special significance to a devotee of Lord Rama. The Lord declared both in Ramacharitmanasa (VII.46) and in Srimad Bhagavadgita (IX.14) that by chanting His Glories one attains His Divine Bliss. Tulsi sings of the glory of the Saguna Form of Rama in highest ecstasy. He depicts the entire Creation: birds, beasts, Blossoms, trees, skies, clouds, fragrant breezes, day, night, Sun, Moon and stars paying obeisance to Rama, the Incarnated Lord of the Universe. Tulsi's love for Ayodhya is apparent in Gitavali. He sings of many events from the Deeds of Rama pertaining to Ayodhya. His songs of Holi, Diwali and jhoola (swing) festivals are unique.


      About the Author: Shri S.P. Bhadur was born on 19th July 1926. He studied at the La Martinere College Lucknow, Universities of Lucknow and Roorkee. He visited Australia under Columbo Plan and retired as Chief Engineer, Irrigation Department, Uttar Pradesh in 1984. born in a family devoted to the Rama Tradition he received blessings and guidance in studies of Rama theology from his maternal uncle Mahatma Anjaninandan Sharan of Ayodhya, himself the author of exhaustive commentaries in Hindi on all literary works of Tulsidas published by Gita Press.

      $28
      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha Samgraha [Paperback]Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha Samgraha [Paperback]
      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita Gitartha Samgraha [Paperback]
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Indica Books
      • By : Boris Marjanovic
      • Cover : Hardcover
      • Edition : January 1, 2004
      • Pages : 372
      • Weight : 650 gm.
      • Size : 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
      • Language : English
      • ISBN-10 : 9381120064
      • ISBN-13 : 978-9381120064
      • Product Code : BK14180
      Description:

      Abhinavagupta, undoubtedly the greatest genius of India in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered only in the last few decades. Although several scholars, in India and abroad, are engaged in studying his works, it is surprising that there are still few translations available.
      Abhinavagupta explains in his commentary that he undertook this work because he felt that his predecessors when commenting on the Bhagavad-Gita had not understood its secret or esoteric meanings. With the main purpose to explain these esoteric meanings, Abhinavagupta elaborates the secret doctrine of the purification of the sense-organs through the alternation of enjoyment of worldly objects and deep meditation. He claims that the continuous exchange of two contradictory experiences, i.e. gratification of the senses which brings satisfaction and samadhi in which sense-organs are reduced to one’s own atman, quickly brings the highest good.
      The great merit of the present translation of Abhinavagupta’s “summary of the (real and secret) meaning of the Bhagavad-Gita” lies in the following: First, it includes the text and translation of the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad-Gita, which in places differs from the one commented upon by Shankara (there are fifteen additional verses, and many verses partially differ from the verses found in other recensions). Besides, it brings out the specific meanings in the context of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy and yoga, without being influenced by Samkhya or Vedanta. The translation and explanatory notes show a deep understanding of Kashmir Shaiva metaphysics and yoga.
      The present work will fulfil an important role by presenting a different version of the Bhagavad-Gita in the light of Kashmir Shaivism. It will also be inspiring for anyone interested in the practice of the secret yoga of the Gita.

      $29
      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita  Gitartha Samgraha [Hardcover]
      Abhinavagupta's Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita Gitartha Samgraha [Hardcover]
      Specification:
      • Product Code: BK14180
      • Publisher : Indica Books
      • Edition : January 1, 2004
      • Pages : 372
      • Weight : 650 gm.
      • Size : 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
      • Cover : Hardcover
      • Author : Boris Marjanovic 
      • Language : English
      • ISBN-10: 9381120064
        ISBN-13: 978-9381120064
      Description:

      Abhinavagupta, undoubtedly the greatest genius of India in the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered only in the last few decades. Although several scholars, in India and abroad, are engaged in studying his works, it is surprising that there are still few translations available.
      Abhinavagupta explains in his commentary that he undertook this work because he felt that his predecessors when commenting on the Bhagavad-Gita had not understood its secret or esoteric meanings. With the main purpose to explain these esoteric meanings, Abhinavagupta elaborates the secret doctrine of the purification of the sense-organs through the alternation of enjoyment of worldly objects and deep meditation. He claims that the continuous exchange of two contradictory experiences, i.e. gratification of the senses which brings satisfaction and samadhi in which sense-organs are reduced to one’s own atman, quickly brings the highest good.
      The great merit of the present translation of Abhinavagupta’s “summary of the (real and secret) meaning of the Bhagavad-Gita” lies in the following: First, it includes the text and translation of the Kashmiri version of the Bhagavad-Gita, which in places differs from the one commented upon by Shankara (there are fifteen additional verses, and many verses partially differ from the verses found in other recensions). Besides, it brings out the specific meanings in the context of Kashmir Shaiva philosophy and yoga, without being influenced by Samkhya or Vedanta. The translation and explanatory notes show a deep understanding of Kashmir Shaiva metaphysics and yoga.
      The present work will fulfil an important role by presenting a different version of the Bhagavad-Gita in the light of Kashmir Shaivism. It will also be inspiring for anyone interested in the practice of the secret yoga of the Gita.

      $32
      Original Bhagavad Gita — The Ultimate Millennial Edition — With Clear and Concise CommentaryOriginal Bhagavad Gita — The Ultimate Millennial Edition — With Clear and Concise Commentary
      Original Bhagavad Gita — The Ultimate Millennial Edition — With Clear and Concise Commentary
      Specification
      • Product Code : BOOK272
      • Size : 2 x 5 x 7.8 inches
      • Weight : 550 gm.
      • Author : Swami B.G. Narasingha
      • ISBN-10: 9380541104
      • ISBN-13: 978-9380541105
      • Publisher : Gosai Publishers
      • Edition :2011
      • Cover : Hardcover
      • Language : Hindi
      • Pages : 568
      Description

      Presenting Srimad Bhagavad Gita - Sri Krishna's illuminations on the perfection of Yoga, with an english commentary by Swami B. G. Narasingha for the 21st Century.

      Rich in elegance and style, this publication of the timeless Srimad Bhagavad Gita features:
      ✅ Sanskrit text, transliteration, and translation of each verse
      ✅ Extended general index
      ✅ Pronunciation guide, glossary, & verse index
      ✅ Fabric cover with inlaid title and design
      ✅ Brass corner covers
      ✅ High quality, gilt edged pages with gold leafing

      Why Read The Bhagavad Gita?
      If one is seeking answers to the age-old questions of ‘Who am I?’ ‘Why do we suffer?’ ‘Where do we come from?’ ‘What is the purpose of life?’ ‘What happens after death?’ – then one will find great satisfaction in Srimad Bhagavad Gita because the Gita answers these questions and more with utmost clarity.

      Why Another Commentary?
      We have now completed the first decade of the 21st century and a host of such erudite commentaries on the Gita sit upon our bookshelves and in our libraries – surely there is no call for yet another! However, though the message of Srimad Bhagavad Gita is eternal and unchanging, the time that surrounds us is always changing, thus our perception of life, our current situation and our necessity is constantly adapting. This clear and concise commentary is being presented – a brief commentary called the Anuvritti, to meet the necessities of our constantly evolving times.

      About the Author?
      Swami B. G. Narasingha is an illustrious Sannyasi disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. This commentary is the simplified essence of his deep understanding of the subject gained over a period of 40+ years as a sannyasi.

      $34
      Sri Ramanuja Gita BhasyaSri Ramanuja Gita Bhasya
      Sri Ramanuja Gita Bhasya
      Specification:
      • Publisher : Sri Ramakrishna Math
      • Edition : August 19, 2009
      • Pages : 620
      • Weight : 680g.
      • Size : 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
      • Cover : Hardcover
      • Auther : Translated by Swami Adidevananda
      • Language : English
      • ISBN-10: 8178235188
        ISBN-13: 978-8178235189
      • SKU: BK11518
      Description:


      Ramanuja is a noted commentator on Vedanta from the Vaisnava point of view. In Ramanuja's interpretation of Vedanta, devotion to God and his grace are stressed as the exclusive means for release from the cycle of birth and death. Ramanuja is not as well known as Shankara, but his teachings are important for Vedanta students. With text in Devanagari and English rendering, and index of first lines of verses.

      $26
      Bhagavad Gita - Text and Translation: The Lord's Song (Hardcover) By Annie Besant
      Bhagavad Gita - Text and Translation: The Lord's Song (Hardcover) By Annie Besant
      Specification:
      • Product Code: Book652
      • Edition : January 25, 1847
      • Pages : 260
      • Weight : 150 gm
      • Size : 3.6 x 0.9 x 4.9 inches
      • Cover : Hardcover
      • Author : Annie Besant (Author)
      • Language : English
      • ISBN : 8170591740, 978-8170591740
      • Publisher : Theosophical Publishing House
      Discription:

      Among the priceless teachings that may be found in the great Hindu poem of the Mahabharata, there is none so rare and precious as this, 'The Lord's Song'. Since it fell from the divine lips of Shri Krishna on the field of battle and stilled the surging emotions of his disciple and friend, how many troubled hearts has it quieted and strengthened, how many weary souls has it led to Him! It is meant to lift the aspirant from the lower levels of renunciation, where objects are renounced, to the loftier heights where desires are dead and where the Yogi dwells in calm and ceaseless contemplation, while his body and mind are actively employed in discharging the duties that fall to his lot in life. That the spiritual man need not be a recluse, that union with the divine Life may be achieved and maintained in the midst of worldly affairs, that the obstacles to that union lie not outside us but within us - such is the central lesson of the Bhagavad-Gita.

      But, as all the acts of an Avatara are symbolical, we may pass from the outer to the inner planes and see in the fight of Kurukshetra the battlefield of the soul, and, in the sons of Dhritarashtra, enemies it meets in its progress Arjuna becomes the type of the struggling soul of the disciple and Shri Krishna is the Logos of the soul. Thus the teaching of the ancient battlefield gives guidance in all later days and trains the aspiring soul in treading the steep and thorny path that leads to peace. To all such souls in East and West come these divine lessons, for the path is one, though it has many names and all souls seek the same goal, though they many not realize their unity.

      $24
      THE GEETA
      THE GEETA
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8810
      • Size :December 31, 2005
      • Weight :100g.
      • Author :SHREE PUROHIT SWAMI
      • ISBN :8129100738, 978-8129100733
      • Publisher :Rupa Publications India
      • Edition :December 31, 2005
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :80
      Description

      The Geeta is a book of rare excellence, which ought to be mandatory reading for the young and old. The knowledge that The Geeta imparts is undiminished in its relevance to our present-day lives. The wealth of practical wisdom that The Geeta offers to anyone from any walk of life is incomparable to any other text or scripture. It is the complete book for leading a complete life.


      AUTHOR OF THE BOOK


      Shri Purohit Swami translated selected passages from the 10 principal Upanishads from Sanskrit. Fluent in both Sanskrit and English, Shri Purohit Swami was instrumental in popularising the wisdom of Indian spirituality and philosophy through his translations of ancient Indian texts. His other books include The Geeta: The Gospel of the Lord Shri Krishna, An Indian Monk, The Song of Silence, In Quest of Myself, Harbinger of Love, Honeycomb, and Gunjarao. This book carries an introduction by the noted Irish poet, dramatist, prose writer and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).

      $18
      The Essence of Bhagwadgita: 70 Verses at Its Core
      The Essence of Bhagwadgita: 70 Verses at Its Core
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8768
      • Size :7.7" x 5.1" x 0.7"
      • Weight :200g.
      • Author :Atul Sehgal
      • ISBN :8129151049, 978-8129151049
      • Publisher :Rupa Publications India
      • Edition :February 28, 2018
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :255
      Description

      The Bhagwadgita comprises seven hundred verses and has guided us over generations. This book focuses on seventy verses, which, the author believes, form the core of what Shri Krishna told Arjun at the Kurukshetra battlefield. Each chapter begins with a Sanskrit verse, which is followed by its literal translation. The wisdom of each of those is then eloquently expounded. This book doesn’t confine itself to explaining the verses and the philosophy of the Bhagwadgita alone; it shows us how to apply these tenets in everyday life through lucid examples. Effectively, it teaches us how to resolve our problems, improve social relations, enrich our souls and make our journey worthwhile.

      $22
      A Divine Biography Of Lord Ram & Glory Of Lord's Holy Name (Vol. 1)
      A Divine Biography Of Lord Ram & Glory Of Lord's Holy Name (Vol. 1)
      Present book is a rare and unique compendium on the theme of Lord Ram who was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Lord of creation. It would cater to lovers of literature as well as devotees of Lord Ram because it brings under a single roof all major works of Goswami Tulsidas such as Ram Charit Manas, Geetawali, Kavitawali, Dohawali, Barvai Ramayan and Vinai Patrika, as well as Lord Ram's Upanishad Known as Ram Uttar Tapini Upanishad, the Padma Puran and Anand Ramayan which have wonderful hymns dedicated to the Lord.

      Present book has three sections section 1 presents the life, time and deeds of Lord Ram sections 2 has the hymns dedicated to the Lord based on Tulsidas' books and section 3 has hymns from the Upanishads pertaining to Lord Ram, highlighting his Divinity.

      About the Author

      Ajai kumar Chhawchharia born on 8th August, 1955 in Burdwan district of west Bengal, is a humble and unpretentious bachelor, who has dedicated his entire life to the service of Lord Ram. At present he is residing in the holy pilgrim city of Ayodhya since 1985.
      $120
      My Gita
      My Gita
      Description

      In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach—thematic rather than verse-by-verse—makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams.
      In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—even selfies!).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
      So let My Gita inform your Gita.

      AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

      Devdutt Pattanaik writes and lectures on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He has written over 500 articles in newspapers, and thirty books, which include Jaya : An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, Sita: An Illustrated Retelling of the Ramayana, 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art, 7 Secrets of Shiva, 7 Secrets of Vishnu, 7 Secrets of the Goddess, The Book of Ram, 99 Thoughts on Ganesha, Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You and Myth=Mithya: Decoding Hindu Mythology. He lives in Mumbai. For more information on Devdutt and his books, visit devdutt.com

      Specification
      • Product Code : BK8729
      • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
      • Edition : November 10, 2015
      • Pages : 256
      • Weight : 160 gm.
      • Size : 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
      • Binding : Paperback
      • Author : Devdutt Pattanaik
      • Language : English
      • ISBN-10: 8129137704
        ISBN-13: 978-8129137708
      $22
      Bhagavata Purana (Set of 2 Books)
      Bhagavata Purana (Set of 2 Books)
      Description

      Even after he has composed the awesome Mahabharata, the Maharishi Vyasa finds no peace. Narada Muni says to him, Ordinary men will be delighted by your work, but what about the Sages of heaven and earth? You have described the human life, its strife and its ends, but you have not yet described the Lord himself. You must turn your great gift to that task; only then will you find peace. Veda Vyasa composes the Bhagavata Purana, in eighteen thousand slokas and twelve kandas. He teaches it to his illumined son Suka, who narrates the Secret Purana to Yudhishtira s heir, King Parikshit, on the banks of the Ganga. The Bhagavata Purana is a living embodiment of the Lord Narayana and claims to bestow moksha merely by being heard. Just before Krishna, the Avatara, leaves the world, Uddhava says to him, leave us a tangible form, Lord, in which we can find you, touch you, and be near you. Krishna enters the Bhagavata Purana with all of his being. This book is a full literary rendering of the Bhagavata Purana, bringing all the wonder, wisdom and grace of the Book of God to the modern reader.

      Specification
      • Product Code : BK8676
      • Publisher : Rupa Publications India
      • Edition : January 1, 2011
      • Pages : 1449
      • Weight : 1.640 kg.
      • Size : 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
      • Binding : Paperback
      • Author : Ramesh Menon
      • Language : English
      • ISBN-10: 8129116618
        ISBN-13: 978-8129116611

         

      $79
      Srimad Bhagavad Gita
      Srimad Bhagavad Gita
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8041
      • Size :8.4" x 5.6" x 1.2"
      • Weight :640g.
      • Author :Kailash Nath Kalia
      • ISBN :8178223066, 978-8178223063
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :January 29, 2008
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :436
      Description

      Srimad Bhagavad Gita presents "The Sermons from the Illustrious Lord Krsna to Arjuna," compiled by the great ancient seer, Vyasa. Here is a rendering of Srimad Bhagavad Gita into English. While translating from Sanskrit into English, the author has spent about ten years in first realizing and then choosing the exact equivalent English words for translation so that the beauty, substance, meanings, dignity and grace of the original is not disturbed. Though the melody and magic of the verses is difficult to recapture in another medium, yet the author has tried his utmost to bring it in its best. To feel the dignity of phrase and the intensity of utterance, the author has given the text in Roman script so that those who know Sanskrit can enjoy its fullness while pondering over in its original, whereas others who do not know Sanskrit also get a fairly correct idea of the spirit of the poem. After putting up the text in Roman, it has been rearranged to facilitate the meaning of the verse. Then appear the word-for-word meaning and lastly the verse has been translated into English as exactly as possible so as not to deviate at all from its original.

      $27
      The Social Role of the Gita
      The Social Role of the Gita
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8040
      • Size :8.4" x 5.7" x 0.9"
      • Weight :550g.
      • Author :Satya P. Agarwal
      • ISBN :8120815246, 978-8120815247
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :December 8, 1998
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :437
      Description

      "Although the Bhagavad-gita has traditionally been regarded as a poem of primarily religious significance, Dr. Agarwal shows that with the proper interpretation its message may be ransformed into a set of practical ethical guidelines. This practical aspect of the Gita’s teaching, its insistence that involvement with the world is an ethically correct function of human behaviour, is the focus of this book. That involvement with the world’s is expressed by the term 'Lokasamgraha'. The term covers a multitude of social and political forms of behaviour and attitudes of mind and is perhaps more central to the meaning the Gita should have for modern man than its traditional other-worldly interpretation.

      Dr. Agarwal has examined the various ways in which India has reacted to the impact of many powerful foreign influences over the past two centuries. He has done so by studying the lives and the activities of select Hindu thinkers who through their writings and their ways of life showed their awareness of a need to preserve an Indian identity. All of them undertook to define these differences and thus established their views on what might be acceptable alternatives for India and the Indian genius vis-a-vis those principles and customs that run counter to the Indian tradition. But they were not unanimous in either their conclusions or the strategies they devised for attaining their common goal. The author has concentrated on the role the Bhagavad-gita has played in the lives and works of these thinkers."

      $24
      The Original Gita
      The Original Gita
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8039
      • Size :8.5" x 5.7" x 0.6"
      • Weight :360g.
      • Author :Gerard D. C. Kuiken
      • ISBN :8120835220, 978-8120835221
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :January 1, 2012
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :177
      Description

      "We live in a world that functions by seeming 'dualism', a perspective that keeps us in bondage. In this book, dualism is addressed and shown to be illusionary, since every pair of opposites implies a third element: the notion of a difference implied by both opposites.

      The Original Gita, which predates the Bhagavad Gita, focuses on the basic philosophical and practical essentials of life and living. Here dualism is addressed and shown to be illusionary, since every pair of opposites implies a third element: the notion of a different implied by both opposites. The discussion of what is an ever-present 'difference' in such a triunity and how it impacts everything we perceive is pivotal to awakening to a new dimension of observation. It is in the unseen difference that we become aware of opposites, such as long-short, day-night, true-false.

      In the first part of the book, the questions-What is thought? What is space-time? What is life-death? - are examined in concise form to give a foundation for the understanding of the philosophy of the Gita. Using this basis of Eastern wisdom, the author comments on the 209 verses of The Original Gita, and a Sanskrit-to-English translation is given of the related 319 verses in the classic Bhagavad Gita that correspond to these verses; these 319 verses can therefore be considered as the core of the Bhagavad Gita. There is no reference in The Original Gita to the battle fought by the Bharatas, nor is there support for the caste system, which were interpolations added later to the Bhagavad Gita. The book includes a glossary for clarification of a number of germane Sanskrit terms, a bibliography, and an index."

      $24
      Introspections on The Gita
      Introspections on The Gita
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8038
      • Size :5.5" x 0.5" x 8.5"
      • Weight :190g.
      • Author :Narayan Singh Masuda & Indrajit Singh Rathore
      • ISBN :8178223929, 978-8178223926
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :May 14, 2012
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :125
      Description

      "an interesting and thought-provoking commentary on the Gita' - Karan Singh, eminent Indologist, author, champion of interfaith dialogue, Padma Vibhushan.

      'Lucid & Contemplative' - Namita Gokhale, author of Paro: Dreams of Passion
      "

      $15
      The Holy Geeta
      The Holy Geeta
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8037
      • Size :7" x 4.9" x 0.8"
      • Weight :360g.
      • Author :Prabha Duneja
      • ISBN :8178224518, 978-8178224510
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :January 1, 2014
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :392
      Description

      "The message of the holy dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna in the Bhishma Parvan episode of Mahabharata has been held in deep reverence by the sages, philosophers and the learned scholars all over the world. The teachings of Geeta are universal and meant for the welfare of
      entire creation. There are hundreds of commentaries on Bhagawad Geeta both in Indian and in many foreign languages.

      In the words of Dr. Radhakrishnan, 'for centuries people have found comfort in this great book which sets forth in precise and penetrating words the essential principles of a spiritual religion which are not contingent on ill-founded facts, unscientific dogmas or arbitrary fancies.'

      The present translation is only a humble addition to the work which has been accomplished
      earlier by the Geeta scholars. This translation with Romanized Sanskrit verses has been brought
      forward in order to encourage the modern generation into the study of this ancient scripture.
      This work is also meant to help the Indians living in foreign countries and to arouse the interest of foreigners into the recitation of Sanskrit verses and to understand the meaning of Geeta in a simple flexible and comprehensible language.

      Review:

      ""The Bhagawad Geeta is a first-hand guide to the ancient roots of Vedic religion."" - Dr. R.C. Zeahner

      ""When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I don't see any ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to The Bhagawad Geeta and find a verse to comfort me."" - Mahatma Gandhi

      ""The Bhagawad Geeta is perhaps the most systematic spiritual statement of the Perennial Philosophy.""-Aldous Huxley"

      $16
      Gitanidarsana
      Gitanidarsana
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8036
      • Size :8.2" x 5.5" x 0.3"
      • Weight :100g.
      • Author :Anantanand Rambachan
      • ISBN :8120816951, 978-8120816954
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :January 1, 1999
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :87
      Description

      "In the Bhagavadgita, Krsna exploys various teaching methods to aid Arjuna`s comprehension and to remove his misunderstandings. He often explains a difficult statement with the aid of a simile drawn from everyday human experience and the Bhagavadgita contains some of the most suggestive and beautiful similes in the entire sacred literature of Hinduism. The similes of Krsna add a beautiful visual dimension to words and invite reflection and exploration.

      In this text, Prof. Rambachan has chosen twelve similes for reflection. They deal with diverse but interrelated matters such as the nature of the self, death, scriptures, self-control, peace, wisdom and the nature of God. These similes offer an exciting entrance into the Hindu world-view and the author invites us to explore the inexhaustible richness of each image.

      Review:

      ""...Each of the similes contains inexhaustible richness of meaning to which the author adds significant classification. The similes open up an easy entrance to the basic Hindu thought which other wise could be elusive for easy comprehension. An inte"

      $20
      Gitamrtam
      Gitamrtam
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8035
      • Size :8.4" x 5.4" x 0.2"
      • Weight :120g.
      • Author :Anantanand Rambachan
      • ISBN :8120811674, 978-8120811676
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :August 31, 1993
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :67
      Description

      "Gitamrtam is a concise and insightful discussion of the central themes of the Bhagavadgita. Beginning with the Gita's teaching about the nature and role of the incarnation, Dr. Rambachan identifies kama, a state of desiring and wanting, as life's fundamental problem. The proper resolution of this human dissatisfaction is to be found in the understanding of oneself to be the full and complete self (atman). Such knowledge, Dr. Rambachan vigorously argues, enables one to act in the world from a deep sense of inward peace and fulfilment. Self-knowledge transforms human motivation and liberates us from the narrow confines of selfish action to the freedom of serving others. Dr. Rambachan establishes that the Bhagavadgita ideal is not indifference to the world and the severing of human relationships, but love and compassion born out of the identity of oneself with all beings. In a lucid and accessible style, Dr. Rambachan shows how the Gita's teaching makes possible a love which embraces all and infuses each act with compassion."

      $16
      Gita For Success In Modern Life
      Gita For Success In Modern Life
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8034
      • Size :8.4" x 5.6" x 0.6"
      • Weight :360g.
      • Author :R.S. Garg
      • ISBN :817822125X, 978-8178221250
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :April 2, 2002
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :250
      Description

      "This book underscores that the Gita is not for abandoning active life but for reconstructing.
      The book focuses particularly on the modern man. It does not deal with an imaginary or an ideal situation but with man`s real life. It recognizes that man is caught up in a whirlpool of conflicting values and tries to resolve and reconcile them. The book explores various dimensions of man`s life - as an individual, as a family member, as a social being and as a businessman, as well.

      The book selects only a few chapters and shlokas and brings out the principal teachings of the Gita which are of direct relevance in the context of contemporary modern life.

      Review:

      ""Parables and metaphors in the Gita have been used as in other ancient scritures and literature to explain the subtle meanings in a simple manner to the reader......Separate chapters have been devoted to different ingredients of Karma Yoga......A Pe"

      $20
      Bhagavad Gita in 365 days
      Bhagavad Gita in 365 days
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8033
      • Size :5.2" x 0.8" x 7.2"
      • Weight :340g.
      • Author :Lata Jagtiani
      • ISBN :8178222566, 978-8178222561
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :December 30, 2005
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :386
      Description

      "Bhagavad Gita in 365 days is a brief and simplified account of the dialogue betwwen a despondent Arjuna and the clear headed sagacious lord Krishna. It extracts the essence of the Gita in an undauting and user friendly format. With skill Lata Jagtiani has condensed the verses while retaining the philosophical essence of the Gita.
      A pocket size book handy for travellers it requires a read of only a minute a day time that even the busiest amongst us can spare for a life of peace. A symbolic dip in the Ganges of wisdom it is sure to be an invaluable friend for readers of bothe sexes across all faiths for anybody given to asking philosophical questions.

      Review:

      For city dwellers busy with their daily routines, work qualms and household chores commuting and always on the move; spending some time on religion and mental relaxation is a distant thought. `Bhagavad Gita in 365 Days is just the book for such individual"

      $18
      Bhagavad-Gita
      Bhagavad-Gita
      Specification
      • Product Code :BK8032
      • Size :8.3" x 5.5"
      • Weight :360g.
      • Author :William Quan Judge
      • ISBN :8178220962, 978-8178220963
      • Publisher :Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt.. Ltd.
      • Edition :December 1, 2002
      • Cover :Paperback
      • Language :English
      • Pages :220
      Description

      The Gita offers a succinct summary of ancient Indian philosophy, with particular emphasis on the Supreme Spirit as both immanent and transcendent. Since its introduction into the Western world some two hundred years ago, the poem has been translated into practically every modern tongue, and is today the most widely read and discussed of all Eastern scriptures. Its emphasis is on two aspects selflessness. Recension of the Gita, combined with illuminating Essays on the poem make the present work unique. It works as a bridge between the Gita`s oriental approach and modern occidental thought.

      $18

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