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    The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter. To listen to the scripture without the introductions, listeners should start at track 044. The Bhagavad Gita opens dramatically on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. But as Easwaran points out, the Gita is not what it seems - it's not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. "The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita's subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage" to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling, and worthwhile. This audio recording is a complete and unabridged reading of Eknath Easwaran's book The Bhagavad Gita. 

    Narrated by Paul Bazely, an actor of Indian heritage and a longtime student of Easwaran. Music by Yann Stoneman.

    ©2007 The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2015 The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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    "No one in modern times is more qualified - no, make that 'as qualified' - to translate the epochal classics of Indian spirituality than Eknath Easwaran. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of those classics unless you live them, and he did live them. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless." (Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions)
    "For all of its profundity, Eknath Easwaran manages to translate the Gita in easy prose that neither panders nor obscures. Coupled with his thorough introduction, Easwaran’s version comes off on all the levels it should: as a guide to action, devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading." (Amazon.com Eastern Religion editor)

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    good but it's Advaita Vedanta

    It's clearly an Advaita Vedanta interpretation of Bhagavad Gita influenced by school of Shankara , one should keep in mind that he's interpretation and conclusion not the only one and is clearly different from Bhakti Vedantic schools of India like the four Vaishnava Samradayas. But it's interesting to listen. It's more read like a story so one don't know with Vers is spoken exactly.

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    Great book by great voice

    One of the most great philosophical books of Yoga, it is a most read by everyone.

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    So sei es und so ist es.

    grandios, wahr und wunderbar erläutert. So kann jeder der ihr ernsthaft folgt, Erlösung schon im Diesseits finden.

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