The Bhagavadgita Simple Translation

Bhagavadgita Complete Translation by Jayaram V

Book Details

Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Pure Life Vision
Edition: First
Date of Pub: 11/15/2011
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935760173
ISBN-13: 978-1935760177  
Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.6 in
Spine Width: 0.6369000000
Max Retail Price: $21.25
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What this Book is About

This is an abridged version of the Bhagavadgita translation. It contains the Sanskrit text, word-to-word translation and the meaning of each verse rendered in English.

Why you should read the Bhagavadgita

Bhagavadgita means the song of God. Whoever studies the scripture gains perfect wisdom. Whoever practices it teachings attains liberation.

Why you should read this particular translation

The translation is done in simple and easy to understand English. It conveys the original intent and purpose of the verses to the extent possible. It is unique because in translating the verses, the translator followed his own style and thought process.

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Table of Contents

Author’s Note - Prologue - 1. Arjuna’s Yoga of Sorrow - 2. The Yoga of Knowledge - 3. The Yoga of Action - 4. The Yoga of Knowledge with Renunciation of Action - 5. The Yoga of Renunciation of Action - 6. The Yoga of Self-absorption - 7. The Yoga of Knowledge and Wisdom - 8. The Yoga of Imperishable Brahman - 9. The Yoga of Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery - 10.The Yoga of Divine Manifestations - 11.The Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form - 12.The Yoga of Devotion - 13.The Yoga of the Field and the Knower of the Field - 14. The Yoga of the Division of the Triple Gunas - 15. The Yoga of the Supreme Person - 16. The Division of the Divine and Demonic Properties - 17. The Yoga of the Threefold Division of Qualities - 18. The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation - The Greatness of the Bhagavadgita

Excerpts From the Preface

According to the Bhagavadgita, a person should not renounce his actions or avoid his obligatory duties.

None can avoid karma by inaction. However, one can escape from it by performing one’s actions selflessly, with detachment, relinquishing doership, ownership and the desire for the fruit of such actions. Whoever pursues the path of liberation must cultivate devotion to God, offering Him all his actions and acknowledging Him as the real doer. He should also live virtuously, cultivating purity and sameness towards the pairs of opposites.

He should also aware that death and modifications are for the mind and the body, but not for the Self which is eternal and inexhaustible and which is his real identity. Centered in this identity, he should remain absorbed in the contemplation of God and do his duty. Actions performed in this manner do not lead to bondage. Always engaged in actions in this manner, taking shelter in God, and earning His grace, finally a devotee attains the eternal, imperishable Abode of Brahman.

In short, this is the essence of the Bhagavadgita. Lord Krishna declared that this knowledge should never be spoken to one who was not austere, who was without devotion, who had no genuine interest in listening to the discourse and who spoke ill of God. However, whosoever with supreme adoration to Him taught this knowledge to His devotees he would attain Him without any doubt.

This edition of the Bhagavadgita contains a simple word-to-word translation. The complete translation with commentary is also available. Interested readers may refer to it to understand the true meaning of the verses and their relevance to the present day life.

Jayaram V

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