The Bhagavad Gita has ratings and 51 reviews. Tami said: I first time I read The Bhagavad Gita was in university. Although interesting, my interpreta. The Bhagavad Gita contains the inner essence of India, the moral and spiritual principles found in the very earliest scriptures of this ancient land. To read The. The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners. BY Jack Hawley. The Bhagavad Gita has been called India’s greatest contribution to the world. For more than.
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Oct 15, Christopher Beards rated it it was amazing. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. By these acts your shall discover Me and come to Me. This is a good beginning to access the ancient wisdom. His friend, Krishna, reveals himself as the divine and they pro This is a new translation of the classic Indian story of Krishna and Arjuna discussing life and the divine on the battlefield just before the beginning of a great battle.
We all yearn for spiritually rooted qualities at work – integrity, character, inspiration, belief, and even reverence – qualities that are key factors in an enterprise’s success. I’m amazed I’ve never read this before.
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I’ve read this several times. Yet, in my own life, I have found that I feel most like my true self closest to being part of that big picture when I am going about my day to day activities fully engaged.
The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. Mostly it was not the language itself but the good knowledge of the background precepts and terms that those translations required from the reader. Quotes from The Bhagavad Gita Indeed, Arjuna, inaction, for even a moment, is impossib “Those who merely shirk worldly activities, thinking that they are ‘renouncing’ action, cannot attain the Supreme goal.
This is a new translation of the classic Indian story of Krishna and Arjuna discussing life and the divine on the battlefield just before the beginning of a great battle.
Being able to relate it to my own life was really good, too. This is indeed ‘magical’ as bhagacad called it. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives.
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The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners by Jack Hawley
Krishna, who is the Divine, teaches him that he is not his body, and that s The Bhagavad Gita: There is so much wisdom in Jack’s fr. Give Me your whole heart. Although the material is the same, this time when I read through The Bhagavad Gita, I became very interested in the concept of the path of action.
Make Walkthroubh your very own. I would rate this book a 4, because it has a really good message, but it can be hard to get into. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: OK, this isn’t exactly a dumbed down Bhagavad Gita as many claim.
Although interesting, my interpretation was very academic, somewhat clinical like an anthropological exercise. Roadmaps to Self-Realization “A manual for finding your way to higher consciousness Dec 16, Carissa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Roadmaps to Self-Realization will help you reap the benefits of The Bhagavad Gita’s timeless wisdom and apply it to your own life – and to eventually achieve the most coveted prize in all spirituality: When you are acting as God for God it is impossible to do something adharmic.
In the midst of this rough and rutted journey through life, it is exhilarating to find clear charts to guide your every step on the spiritual way, the only road that counts. Jul 12, Valarie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Even the supposedly ‘passive’ goal of clarifying the intellect and acquiring knowledge cannot be achieved without action.
Not surprising, being as I was an archaeology major looking for a humanities credit. The fruit engaged in its task of ripening does not ‘renounce’ its task and sever its connection to the tree until it is fully ripe.
Although the material is the same, this time when I read through The Bhagavad Gita, I became very interested in the concept of the I first time I read The Bhagavad Gita was in university. The Bhagavad Gita has been called India’s greatest contribution to the world.
To ask other readers questions about The Bhagavad Gitaplease sign up. I have read two other versions of the Gita without comprehending them. In this swing from humanness to godliness lies the Gita’s secret penetrating power, its ability to lift and move us.
Only magnifies the heart and reality to those willing to acknowledge, accept and practice it’s teaching s. Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita “A guided tour of a great work May 05, Ayla rated it it was amazing. A Walkthrough for Westerners.
I happened to find it fascinating and I highly recommend the book to all who can find it. Refresh and try again. In the whole story, Krishna walks Arjuna through all the teachings that will bring him to be one with the Godhead.
The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners
It’s a primer for moving toward a truly spiritual life, toward the Divinity that resides in your heart. Great for someone like me who couldn’t even consider reading in the original context.
Oct 22, Debra Moffitt rated it it was amazing. Jack Hawley, PhD, lives, studies, and lectures half of each year in an ashram in rural southern India, where the values of the Gita are very much alive.