Bhagavad Gita – God’s love song

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The essence of all spiritual teaching is to learn how to love. The Bhagavad Gita may be considered the love song of God, because it is his call for us to take the journey to him and to be blissfully united with him in love.

Learning how to love essentially involves becoming free from all selfishness. The Bhagavad Gita gradually introduces and develops the secret of love by guiding the reader through a broad range of yoga practices and visions culminating in the ultimate state of yoga, in which the souls unite with the heart of God.

The Bhagavad Gita is often regarded as the Bible of India. With a gripping story and deeply compelling message, it is unquestionably one of the most popular sacred texts of Asia and, along with the Bible and the Qur’an, one of the most important holy scriptures in the world.

Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield, where a war for the possession of a North Indian kingdom is about to ensue between two noble families related by blood. The epic’s hero, young Prince Arjuna, is torn between his duty as a warrior and his revulsion at the thought of his brothers and cousins killing each other over control of the realm. Frozen by this ethical dilemma, he debates the big questions of life and death with the supreme Hindu deity Krishna, cleverly disguised as his charioteer. By the end of the story, Eastern beliefs about mortality and reincarnation, the vision and practice of yoga, the Indian social order and its responsibilities, family loyalty, spiritual knowledge, and the loftiest pursuits of the human heart are explored in depth.

Graham M. Schweig’s translation of the Bhagavad Gita – “the beloved Lord’s love song” – is an elegant, highly accessible version of one of the most important sacred scriptures in the world.

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