God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita
by Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Self Realization Fellowship
The Bhagavad Gita is India's most sacred text: the Hindu "Bible". Yogananda's translation and commentary brings a unique and deeply penetrating insight into this great scripture, which is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive books available on the science and philosophy of Yoga. God Talks With Arjuna explains the Bhagavad Gita's profoundest spiritual, psychological, and metaphysical truths, long obscured by metaphor and allegory. Yogananda takes Lord Krishna's counsel to the warrior Arjuna and applies it to our everyday struggles with the human ego. Our greatest battle he explains, like Arjuna's, takes place within our own minds as we fight our doubts, fears, negative habits, self-defeating thoughts, and erroneous thinking. Appealing to scholar and general reader alike, there is no other Gita on the market as attractive, and comprehensive.
Yogananda said, "From the moment of conception to the surrender of the last breath, man has to fight in each incarnation innumerable battlesĂ‚Â–biological, hereditary, bacteriological, physiological, climatic, social, ethical, political, sociological, psychological, metaphysicalĂ‚Â–so many varieties of inner and outer conflicts. Competing for victory in every encounter are the forces of good and evil. The whole intent of the Gita is to align man's efforts on the side of dharma, or righteousness. The ultimate aim is Self-realization, the realization of man's true Self, the soul, as made in the image of God, one with the ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new bliss of Spirit."
This edition includes:
• two volumes with slipcase
• Genealogy chart of the Kurus and Pandus
• Lahiri Mahasaya's diagram of the chakras
• Sanskrit transliteration of each verse
• 36 page comprehensive index