The Bhagavad Gita has ratings and 51 reviews. Tami said: I first time I read The Bhagavad Gita was in university. Although interesting, my interpreta. The Bhagavad Gita contains the inner essence of India, the moral and spiritual principles found in the very earliest scriptures of this ancient land. To read The. The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners. BY Jack Hawley. The Bhagavad Gita has been called India’s greatest contribution to the world. For more than.

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The conversations between Arjuna and Krishna are wonderful It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. Like water that gradually filters down through earth and comes out fresh and pure, important ideas also pass down through the sands of time and get cleansed in the process, eventually emerging, eons later, as pure truth.

One of the best approachable interpretations of the Gita that I’ve read. When you are acting as God for God it is impossible to do something adharmic.

From the single whirling atom up to the entire universe, all is movement, action. I’m amazed I’ve never read this before.

Dec 01, Wilhelm rated it it was amazing. Action is iinherent throughout nature. Being walkthrogh to relate it to my own life was really good, too.

Needless to say, I got very little personally out of the readings. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jack Hawley Jack Hawley, Ph.

If you’ve tried to read other translations or become overwhelmed and annoyed at terminologies than this is the one for you. I was completely enthralled by this book!


In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes westerenrs truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives.

As ancient Hindu scripture, I was surprised by how compatible it is with Christianity and my own personal, religious beliefs.

These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. Like many, I tended to associate isolation and spiritual commitment as part of the same equation.

Feb 11, Flan rated it it was amazing. E-mail this page to a friend The Bhagavad Gita: Refresh and try again. Other editions – View all The Bhagavad Gita: In the whole story, Krishna walks Wlakthrough through all the teachings that will bring him to be one with the Godhead.

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His friend, Krishna, reveals himself as the divine and they pro This is a new translation of the classic Indian story of Krishna and Arjuna discussing life and the divine on the battlefield just before the beginning of a great battle.

The Gita is a classic to be read many times over, in order to westegners and internalize its teachings. Unlike the round-about language of the Bible, this is a book of clear instruction for how humans can become close to the divine and eventually find a way out of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth that is westreners central theme of the Hindu religion.

Jack Hawley did an excellent job of bringing the ancient writings to modern Americans in a way they can be applied to everyday life. Although the material is the same, this time when I read through The Bhagavad Gita, I became very interested in the concept of the path of action.


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New World LibraryMar 10, – Religion – pages. I happened to find it fascinating and I highly recommend the book to all who walkthrouhg find it. Mostly it was not the language itself but the good knowledge of the background precepts and terms that those translations required from the reader. I’ve read this several times. This one is translated in a readable way.

The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners

Westernees the Spirit in Work. Will be coming back for a re-read. However, the book also contains contemplations on the role of duty, the value of surrender, the place of focusing on what each of us is particularly good at and the value of love. Feb 15, Chris Davis rated it it was amazing. I quote that last word because you have to This is indeed ‘magical’ as someone called it.

The Bhagavad Gita has been called India’s westernegs contribution to the world. It can’t be confined by any creed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. Everyone is helplessly driven to action by their own nature and by nature itself. Sep 17, Velutrein rated it it was amazing.