Penguin Classics, London, 2008, English; originally published in Sanskrit
ISBN: 9780140447903

From the Publisher. The Bhagavad Gita is an early epic poem that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Krishna, the manifestation of God. In the moments before a great battle, the dialogue sets out the important lessons Arjuna must learn to change the outcome of the war he is to fight, and culminates in Krishna revealing to the warrior his true cosmic form, counselling him to search for the universal perfection of life. Ranging from instructions on yoga postures to dense moral discussion, the Gita is one of the most important Hindu texts, as well as serving as a practical guide to living well.

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Jonathan Barnbrook

A beautiful piece of writing and an amazing exploration of the human spirit. This sacred Hindu text made me understand that we have to risk everything if we are to learn and evolve spiritually. It’s absolutely wonderfully constructed, using the very simple metaphor of a battle to understand human psychology. It also shows a maturity that is the opposite of the divisive nature of some religions: it acknowledges that any path to God—any way of belief or any creed—is acceptable.

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