The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur'an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world.
Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield, where a war for the possession of a North Indian kingdom is about to ensue between two noble families related by blood. The epic's hero, young Prince Arjuna, is torn between his duty as a warrior and his revulsion at the thought of his brothers and cousins killing each other over control of the realm. Frozen by this ethical dilemma, he debates the big questions of life and death with the supreme Hindu deity Krishna, cleverly disguised as his charioteer. By the end of the story, Eastern beliefs about mortality and reincarnation, the vision and practice of yoga, the Indian social order and its responsibilities, family loyalty, spiritual knowledge, and the loftiest pursuits of the human heart are explored in depth. Explaining the very purpose of life and existence, this classic has stood the test of twenty-three centuries. It is presented here in a thoroughly accurate, illuminating, and beautiful translation that is sure to become the standard for our day.
An excellent combination of readable, accurate translation, and informative notes that give proper context and clarify so many of the Gita's subtleties. Highly recommended.Published 25 days ago by David Fowler
Beautiful translation with helpful annotations. Reading with friends in sacred text study group. This translation is definitely the favored one.Published 2 months ago by Peggy O. Heller
The wisdom and insights of India's ancient sages and philosophers very well stated and clearly explained by Graham M Schweig for the benefit of the reader. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Major ( R ) Chan Jit Loon
Graham Schweig's Gita is simply profound. Reading his chapter "The Secret Love Song" in the book was incredibly moving for me personally and I am grateful to God to have... Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Jager
I have finally found a translation of this most important work that is really faithful to the original sanskrit text. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Zanesco Pietro
Graham M. Schweig has gifted the world with a beautiful Gita translation: but even more importantly, his commentary finally clarifies the essential message of the Gita (and all... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Smith
At first it may seem paradoxical that the Gita, situated as it is within the Mahabharata and its account of a fratricidal war, should be thought of as a love song—a sort of... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Gaea