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Uddhava Gita Explained Paperback – April 8, 2009
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This book is a titanic endeavor. Only the Sanskrit elucidations place this work at a scholarly level with any other translations of Uddhava Gita. It is not easy task to translate this ancient and many-meanings words language.
This is the last in a trilogy by the author regarding the three specific teachings of Lord Krishna. The first two, contained in the epic Mahabharata, were delivered to Arjuna; namely, the Bhagavad Gita and the Anu Gita. The last, and most complete, was given later to Uddhava, and became known as the Uddhava Gita from the Srimad Bhagavatam.
It is perhaps important to emphasize the relevance to humankind of these three discourses. There is here esoteric knowledge of the highest order. But it is as important to highlight the specific purpose of the not well-known Uddhava Gita.
The book is masterfully structured, for it guides the reader first through the translations from Sanskrit to English for each verse which are designed for those interested in the meanings of the words and their intricacies. It follows with a very detailed commentary. It is here, in these commentaries, where the essence of this work is encountered and where deep attention is needed. It is in these provocative, esoteric dictums where the knowledge attained by intuition and deep yoga meditational practice is discerned. This is not a one-dimensional book, not even a two, or three-dimensional one, but a work of the highest spiritual order, a distillation of much wisdom that dabbles into the 4ht-dimensional spiritual realm.
The book contains 25 chapters. Each one is a jewel of yogic knowledge. Not only the Uddhava Gita is entertained, but there are many inroads, some of them in such depth so as to constitute by themselves short, compressed, treatises, for example into the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, as in Chapter 10 "Mystic Skills", or into Vedic Lore and the Manu Smritis, as in Chapter 12 "Righteous Lifestyle".
In summary, this is a yoga compendium of the highest quality and degree, and should a primer for all aspiring and practicing yogis, as well as a book of reference for those interested in the esoteric teachings of Lord Krishna.
We are truly blessed to have such a book in existence. A map for serious discovery, and experience.
Clarity like no other. A must have!!!