Bhagavad-GitaA New Exposition in a Broader Spectrum by: N.C. Panda
This is an extraordinary volume on Bhagavad-Gita in that, besides the usual Sanskrit verses, their meanings and commentaries, this book covers all the eighteen chapters in the form of essays containing the reflections of the author who has analyzed the topic in the light of modern thought in a broader spectrum.
Year Of Publication: 2009
Pages : xx, 587
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Bibliography; Indices
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
This Exposition on the Bhagavad-Gita is an exception to the traditional translation of and commentary on the scripture. It covers all the eighteen chapters of the Gita in the form of essays, with English translation of almost all verses and commentaries thereupon. In addition, the essays do contain the reflections of the author who has analyzed the topics in the light of modern thought in a broader spectrum. The Sanskrit text in Devanagari script, with Roman transliteration, has been appended to the main text.
The Gita is not a religious book. It does not belong to any single faith. In the language of Aldous Huxley, it is the perennial philosophy of mankind. Keeping this context in view, the book has been addressed not only to the present citizens but also to the whole mankind which will inhabit the earth in the future.
This scripture had its birth in a battlefield. Symbolically speaking, everybodys life is a battleground. Arjuna represents all members of the human species. In a situation of agony and dejection, being utterly perplexed, he could not decide what to do and what not to do. The Gita provides practical solutions to the problems of life and leads the path to liberation. It humanizes and divinizes man. The present book gets success if it helps man ascend humanely and spiritually.
1. Arjuna-Visada-Yogah the Agony and Dejection
The Despondency of Arjuna
The Way of Knowledge
The Way of Detached Action
Way of Renunciation of Action in Knowledge
The Way of Renunciation of Action
The Way of Meditation
The Way of Material Knowledge and Realized Divine Knowledge
Saving Knowledge of Brahman
The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Mystery
The Yoga of Divine Glory
The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic Form
The Yoga of Devotion
The Way of Discrimination of the Field and the Field-Knower
The Yoga of the Division of the Three Gunas
15. Purushottama Yogah
The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit
The Mode of Dividing Traits into Divine and Demoniac
The Yoga of Threefold Faith
The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation
Original Text and Transliteration
Index to the Stanzas