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The Bhagavad Gita

A Sublime Hymn of Yoga Composed by the Ancient Seer Vyasa by: Nitya Chaitanya Yati

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ISBN: 9788124611418
Year Of Publication: 2022
Edition: 3rd Revised
Pages : xx, 491
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Foreword By : Don Berry
Size: 23
Weight: 1088

Overview

Indisputably one of the world’s best-known books, the Bhagavadgita embodies the quint-essence of classical Upanisadic philosophy, presented in the form of a dialogue between Krsna, the archetypal teacher, and Arjuna, the archetypal human being caught in the grip of a monumental crisis. For anyone like Arjuna who has ever paused to ponder the meaning of life, the work is as relevant today as it was when it was written.

By stripping away the manifold biases — both subtle and obvious — that have colored other commentaries, Guru Nitya has uncovered the perennial philosophy at the heart of this great classic. In an original, easy to understand format, his commentary divides each of the Gita’s eighteen chapters into three sections: the first elucidating the basic concepts involved; the second including Sanskrit text in Roman script along with the English meaning of each word or phrase and Nataraja Guru’s lucid and revolutionary English translation; and the third carrying explanatory notes and comments in the form of a dialogue between a teacher and student.

The breakthrough of this interpretation of the Gita is in its transcendence of sectarian dogma to reveal the work as a fully developed scientific psychology, whose keen insights and vivid reasoning can be readily appreciated by the twenty-first-century mind.

Contents

Preface to the Third Revised Edition — Vyasa Prasad

Preface to the Second Edition — Nitya Chaitanya Yati

Preface to the First Edition — Nitya Chaitanya Yati

Foreword — Don Berry

Guide to Sanskrit Pronunciation

Introduction to the Bhagavadgita

Gita Dhyanam

I Arjuna-Visada-Yoga

II Sarmkhya-Yoga

III Karma-Yoga

IV Jnana-Yoga

V Karma-Sarmnyasa-Yoga

VI Dhyana-Yoga

VII Jnana-Vijnana Yoga

VIII Aksara-Brahma-Yoga

IX Raja-vidya-Raja-guhya-Yoga

X Vibhuti-Yoga

XI Visvarapa-Darsana-Yoga

XII Bhakti-Yoga

XIII Ksetra-Ksetrajna-Vibhaga-Yoga

XIV Gunatraya-Vibhaga-Yoga

XV Purusottama-Yoga

XVI Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga-Yoga

XVII Sraddhatraya-Vibhaga-Yoga

XVIII Samnyasa-Yoga

Index

Meet the Author
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1924
After his matriculation, Guru Nitya left home as a wandering mendicant to familiarize himself with the land and people of his country of birth. He met great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and poets of high repute and sat at the feet of several spiritual masters, including Sufi fakirs, Jain munis, and Buddhist monks, and Hindu teachers such as Ramana Maharshi and Nityananda. In 1947 he joined the University College, Alwaye, Kerala to continue his academic studies. After specializing in philosophy and psychology, he taught these subjects in Indian universities. In 1951, he accepted Nataraja Guru - founder and head of the Narayana Gurukula - as his spiritual preceptor. In 1973 he followed him as head and Guru of the Gurukula, a world community of spiritual seekers. Between 1970 and 1980 he taught courses in psychology, philosophy, yoga, and aesthetics at universities in the US and other countries. He also was the chairperson of the East-West University of Unitive Sciences and the Commissioner for World Education. Guru Nitya published over 120 books in Malayalam and 80 books in English, as well as countless articles on philosophy, psychology, social ethics, and aesthetics. His writings combine rare insight and profound wisdom with an ability to communicate in terms readily understood by students everywhere.
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