- Author : Yogananda (Paramahansa)
- Publisher : Crystal Clarity Pubs
- Release Date : 2008
- Genre: Religion
- Pages : 124
- ISBN 10 : 1565892321
The Bhagavad Gita Book Description :
"One of the best-loved scriptures in the world, the Bhagavad Gita has been translated by many scholars and poets over thousands of years. This new version, rendered in modern english prose by Swami Kriyananda, is based on the interpretations of his Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi." "The Gita is the heroic story of the battlefield counsel given by Krishna to Arjuna just prior to the start of a great war. Responding to Arjuna's moral dilemma over fighting against his beloved friends, family, and teachers, Krishna advises Arjuna on his duties as a warrior. Yogananda's insights reveal that The Gita is in fact a spiritual allegory, and that each character in the story symbolizes psychological traits and aspects of our own consciousness. As Arjuna looks upon the warriors on the battlefield, he is really facing his own inner battle between the forces of delusion and the forces of Spirit within. Krishna's advice to Arjuna on how to win the battle - using yogic tools of devotion, selfless service, and spiritual discrimination - gives each of us the guidance we need to move forward in dharma (right-action) in every material or spiritual test that life may bring."--BOOK JACKET.