The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but itﾒs often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life.
As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce on a battlefield known as Kurukshetra, readers learn that the two played together as children, were close as young men, and became family when Arjuna married Krishnaﾒs sister. In later life the men shared extraordinary adventures, including a journey to places outside the known universe. Like all great literature, the Gita explores the human condition: who we are, where we came from, and why we’re here. With a helpful glossary that lists names, terms, and places, this accessible, enlightening retelling is the perfect introduction to the Gita’s venerable wisdom.
Lessons in Spiritual Economics from the Bhagavad Gita
Spiritual Economics marks a historic leap forward in the scholarly preaching of Krishna consciousness. In what is probably the first time in modern world history, the concept of the three modes is applied to analyze various economic systems throughout human history as being either in goodness, passion or ignorance. This analysis, presented in chapters three, four and five, of the book, constitutes the heart of the book – and gives us an endearing glimpse into the dedicated heart of Dhanesvara.
Surrender unto me
This overview of the Bhagavad-gita is based upon the commentaries of Visvanath Cakravarti Thakura, Baladeva Vidyabhusana and Bhaktivedanta Swami. Drawing on his 27 years of study, Bhurijana Dasa explains how the verses, sections and chapters fit together, providing valuable insight into the dynamic logic of the Gita, the thread of the conversation from verse to verse. Surrender Unto Me is such a valuable asset to properly understanding the Bhagavad-gita, that many study courses use it as their textbook. The fruit of twenty-seven years of study, it is an attempt to understand and explain the philosophic progression of Bhagavad-gita -how the verses, sections and chapters fit together. Having an overview adds sastric structure to the counseling, managing and teaching that devotees do and thus is relevant for both practical preaching and applying the Gita to our own devotional life.