Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Bhagavad-Gita

  1. #1
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,511

    Bhagavad-Gita

    I am currently reading the Bhagavad-Gita.

    It is interesting and so poetic. Though I will say I don't feel like I am understanding all of it.

    My purpose is to work my way through the books of the world's biggest religions. This is a super slow process...

    Thoughts on the Bhagavad-Gita?
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  2. #2
    Senior Member Geila's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,083
    I like falafel! It's made with pita. So I think I would like the Bhagavad-Gita too.



    (jk UA, you've been so serious lately, I couldn't resist).

  3. #3
    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    VT/NJ
    Posts
    8,202
    I really like it. I think the best translation is the one translated and annotated by Easwaran. He explains it as you go along, which is so helpful in interpreting the different sections. It's one of my nightstand books.
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
    www.silententry.wordpress.com

  4. #4
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,511
    Quote Originally Posted by Geila View Post
    I like falafel! It's made with pita. So I think I would like the Bhagavad-Gita too.



    (jk UA, you've been so serious lately, I couldn't resist).
    Baklava Pita.
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  5. #5
    Senior Member bae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Offshore
    Posts
    7,148
    Sanskrit is a super language to learn, there's so much amazing literature there.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Ultralight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    8,511
    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    Sanskrit is a super language to learn, there's so much amazing literature there.
    I am reading a translation from Sanskrit to English. Other than learning some key phrases when I travel somewhere, I don't speak or read anything other than English. No time to learn...

    More power to you if you learned Sanskrit!
    I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

  7. #7
    Senior Member razz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    4,869
    I read it and went "ho, Hum". I bought the book and gave it away. It was poetic but I find Shakepeare or other poets much more enjoyable.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    94
    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    I really like it. I think the best translation is the one translated and annotated by Easwaran. He explains it as you go along, which is so helpful in interpreting the different sections. It's one of my nightstand books.
    I also have the translation by Eknath Easwaran (also on my nightstand); wonderful introduction and narratives with each chapter. We studied the Gita during yoga teacher training; this included a study with a Hindi spiritual woman. The take away was "do your best, but don't get attached to the outcome of your actions." Similar message to the Christian "Thy will be done." Many yoga studios (the good ones) offer classes and guest speakers on the Gita. I strongly recommend that you supplement your reading of the Gita with one of these classes. So enriching and inspirational. Enjoy!

    Edited to add: Yoga teacher training included Sanskrit. Not just for the asanas/poses. A wonderful ancient language that Latin is based on.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •