The Bhagavad Gita

A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life

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Ravi Ravindra
  • Boulder, CO: 
    Shambhala
    , May
     2017.
     320 pages.
     $19.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781611804102.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

A new translation of the great classic--with wide-ranging, multi-traditional commentary that emphasizes its practical advice for living with integrity.“All there is is Krishna.”   Upon hearing this famous and enigmatic line from the Gita’s seventh chapter when he was a boy, Ravi Ravindra embarked on a journey to understand its deep meaning.  The search led him far beyond the tradition from which the text originally arose to an exploration of world mystical wisdom, including  Zen, Christianity, Yoga, and particularly the teachings of J. Krishnamurti and G. I. Gurdjieff.  Dr. Ravindra’s  fresh prose translation with wide-ranging commentary, is the fruit of that lifelong process.  It stands out from the many other versions with its assertion that the Bhagavad Gita is at heart a universal guide to navigating the battle of life required of each and every one of us. It is through that navigation, he shows, that we can discover and connect with the Krishna deep within ourselves:  The Eternal Witness who is above the battle, and who is, ultimately and joyfully, all there is.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ravi Ravindra, PhD, is an international speaker and the author of books on religion, science, and spirituality. A Canadian of Indian birth, he is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he served for many years as a professor in Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Physics. His spiritual search has immersed him in the teachings of Yoga, Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, and Christianity, as well as interreligious dialogue and the relationship between science and spirituality. He is the author of numerous books, notably his translation of Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras with commentary, his writings on Krishnamurti and the Gurdjieff Work, and his comparisons of Indian and Christian mysticism.

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