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The Song Celestial or Bhagavad-Gita (Annotated)

Sir Edwin Arnold

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ISBN 10: 1514733269 / ISBN 13: 9781514733264
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Inhaltsangabe: The Bhagavad Gita is a book within the great epic called the Mahabharata, or sometimes referred to as the Story of the Bharat (India). The Bhagavad Gita is the sixth book of the Mahabharata. People often refer to it as just the Gita. The Mahabharata is made up of eighteen books that all contain poems which tell a story. The main plot of the Mahabharata is to do with the conflict between two sets of paternal cousins that vie for the throne of Hastinapura. This was a kingdom in the northern region of modern day Delhi. Each group of cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, both felt they were entitled to power over Hastinapura. The Kauravas had first taken over the land and the Pandavas pleaded with the eldest of the Kauravas, Duryodhana, to give them back their kingdom or at least a share of the land. Duryodhana did not agree to their demands and refused to give them any share of the land. This was what set off the beginning of the war between the two groups of cousins.

The Bhagavad Gita is known as the Song of God. It is an ancient Hindu scripture that is believed to be the universal book of thoughts and knowledge. The Sanskrit expresses practical thoughts and instructions for various life practices such as Vedanta, Action, Devotion and Yoga. Many intelligent people have been influenced by Bhagavad Gita over the centuries. Not all of them were firm believers of Hinduism either. Bhagavad Gita has actually been a universal scripture that touches people of many different faiths and religions.

The translation of the Gita translated by Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904) has been one of the most popular and widely respected. Even to this day his translation is widely read and enjoyed around the world as it comes in original form. This edition of the Bhagavad Gita will be liked by first time readers of the Gita and those interested in Hinduism. This edition has an introduction to the Mahabharata and the Bhagavad Gita. Many do not know that the Gita is part of the Mahabarata and this edition explains that the Gita is part of the great Epic the Mahabharata. The book also contains an introduction to the characters of the Gita.

The chapters

The Mahabharata
The Bhagavad Gita
Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
Characters of the Bhagavad Gita
Preface by Sir Edwin Arnold
Chapter 1: Of the distress of Arjuna
Chapter 2: The book of doctrines
Chapter 3: Virtue in work
Chapter 4: Of the religion of knowledge
Chapter 5: Of religion by renouncing fruit of works
Chapter 6: Of religion of self restraint
Chapter 7: Of religion by discernment
Chapter 8: Of religion by devotion to the one supreme God
Chapter 9: Of religion by the kingly knowledge and the kingly mystery
Chapter 10: Of religion by the heavenly perfections
Chapter 11: Of the manifesting of the one and manifold
Chapter 12: Of the religion of faith
Chapter 13: Of religion by separation of matter and spirit
Chapter 14: Of religion by separation from the qualities
Chapter 15: Of religion by attaining the supreme
Chapter 16: Of the separateness of the divine and the undivine
Chapter 17: Of religion by the threefold kinds of faith
Chapter 18: Of religion by deliverance and renunciation

Über den Autor: Sir Edwin Arnold KCIE CSI (10 June 1832 ? 24 March 1904) was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia. Arnold was born at Gravesend, Kent, the second son of a Sussex magistrate, Robert Coles Arnold. One of his six children was the novelist Edwin Lester Arnold. He was educated at King's School, Rochester; King's College London; and University College, Oxford, where he won the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1852. He became a schoolmaster, at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and in 1856 went to India as Principal of the Government Sanskrit College at Poona, a post which he held for seven years, which includes a period during the mutiny of 1857, when he was able to render services for which he was publicly thanked by Lord Elphinstone in the Bombay Council. Here he received the bias towards, and gathered material for, his future works. Returning to England in 1861 he worked as a journalist on the staff of the Daily Telegraph, a newspaper with which he continued to be associated as editor for more than forty years, and later became its editor-in-chief.[2] It was he who, on behalf of the proprietors of the Daily Telegraph in conjunction with the New York Herald, arranged the journey of H.M. Stanley to Africa to discover the course of the Congo River, and Stanley named after him a mountain to the north-east of Albert Edward Nyanza. Vyasa is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions. He is also sometimes called Veda Vyasa. There are two different views regarding his birthplace. He is the author of the Mahabharata, as well as a character in it. He is considered to be the scribe of both the Vedas and Puranas. According to Hindu beliefs, Vyasa is an incarnation of God Vishnu. Most of the scholars cite that the period of Vyasa was between 1800 BC and 1500 BC. The festival of Guru Purnima is dedicated to him. It is also known as Vyasa Purnima for it is the day believed to be both his birthday and the day he divided the Vedas.

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