My Gita

Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
ISBN: 9788129137708
Category: Hindu mythology
Page: 248
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In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach-thematic rather than verse by verse makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible, combined as it is with his trademark illustrations and simple diagrams. In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vivaad over samvaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (selfimprovement, selfactualization, selfrealization-even selfies ).We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight. So let My Gita inform your Gita.

Wisdom of Gandhi

Author: Prashant Gupta
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 8184300611
Category: Ethics
Page: 142
View: 2753
Ahimsa is the highest ideal. It is meant for the brave, never for the cowardly. --- The Charkha is intended to realise the essential and living oneness of interest among India’s myriads. --- It does not require money to be neat, clean and dignified. --- Cow-protection to me is one of the most wonderful phenomena in the human evolution. --- A student’s life has been rightly likened to the life of a sanyasi. He must be the embodiment of simple living and high thinking. He must be discipline incarnate. His pleasure is derived from his studies. --- Eating for the sake of pleasure is a sin like animal indulgence for the sake of it. uvu I must fight unto death the unholy attempt to impose British methods and British institutions on India. uvu The real meaning of economic equality is ‘to each according to his need’. --- Khadi is the sun of the village solar system. --- Knowledge without devotion will be like a misfire. --- Nature care implies that the treatment should be the cheapest and the simplest possible. --- Without prayer there is no inward peace. --- Let there be no distinction between rich and poor, high and low. --- All our national schools ought to be converted into factories of our national ammunition, namely, constructive work. —Quotes from this book

Wisdom of Kalam

Author: Prashant Gupta
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN: 9788184300604
Category: Quotations, English
Page: 111
View: 392
The young population of India must have a big aim. Small aim is a crime. Always think of rising higher. Let it be your only thought. --- • If there is determination to achieve a goal, man will always succeed. • With determined efforts, you can always succeed against established beliefs. • We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us. • Make every difficult task a possible venture. Dignity Courage of conviction gives us strength and dignity. --- Only when each and every citizen has been empowered that he can lead a fulfilled life with dignity, will there be national peace and prosperity. --- You must have a goal and dream enough; put in hard work and you will achieve what you want. --- The lamps are different, But the light is the same. Worldly joys you return to the world, You remain in my innermost soul. --- The water in your jug, Is brackish and low. Smash the jug, And come to the river. --- You can achieve success only if you have vision, which translate into dreams, percolate into thoughts and turn itself into actions.

Willa Cather

New Facts, New Glimpses, Revisions
Author: John Joseph Murphy,Merrill Maguire Skaggs
Publisher: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9780838641354
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 345
View: 1612
This book presents interprative approaches to Willa Cather based on materials available in the Drew University Cather Collection. The scholars suggest the work left to do on Willa Cather, and the diverse directions in which scholars now must travel.

In the Deadlands

Author: David Gerrold
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1939529506
Category: Fiction
Page: 338
View: 5509
A collection of early short fiction by the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning science fiction legend. Dating from the late 1960s and early 1970s, this volume includes all the stories from David Gerrold’s collection With a Finger in My I, including “In the Deadlands”—a bizarre and disturbing journey into a landscape of madness, nominated for the Nebula Award for best novelette of the year. Also featured are four additional works written during the same period—and revealing notes from the author.


The Knight Errant
Author: P S Siwach
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9385167693
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 5363
Military coup in India – impossible, so convinced was the military hierarchy. Even the bureaucrats and politicians felt safe in the thought that by methodical decimation the military hierarchy had been rendered spineless. Karan a noble soul had the nation’s best interest at heart. Finding himself and the military strangulated by the politico bureaucratic nexus develops and executes a long cherished dream of liberating the military from the bureaucratic stranglehold and tightening the noose around their necks. What seemed impossible is made possible by Karan and his trusted team. While the team looks at a complete take over Karan feels otherwise and carries out a silent and limited coup and changes the power equation without any one getting a wind of it. The PM labels him as, “The Errant Knight.” Book in Part One recounts the journey of a noble knight Karan of strong character who goes through the travails of life with honour and dignity; transforming and energising all who come in contact with him. In Part Two he is compelled to turn into an errant knight and in the bargain acquire a lot of enemies who want to see him dead.

The Bhagavad Gita

(Classics of Indian Spirituality)
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380192
Category: Religion
Page: 294
View: 5710
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous —and popular — of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book’s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita’s teachings.

The Bhagavad Gita

A Walkthrough for Westerners
Author: Jack Hawley
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608680576
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 1932
The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives. The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be “inspirited,” to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.

Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

Author: N.A
ISBN: 1300968001
Page: N.A
View: 3644

Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 1586380680
Category: Religion
Page: 225
View: 5530
In this companion to his best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran explores the essential themes of this much-loved Indian scripture. Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition and learned Sanskrit from an early age. A foremost translator and interpreter of the Gita, he taught classes on it for forty years, while living out the principles of the Gita in the midst of a busy family and community life. In the Gita, Sri Krishna, the Lord, doesn’t tell the warrior prince Arjuna what to do: he shows Arjuna his choices and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran, too, shows us clearly how these teachings still apply to us – and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.

To Love Is to Know Me

The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Volume III
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Publisher: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 0915132192
Category: Religion
Page: 520
View: 566
Eknath Easwaran is a foremost translator and interpreter of the much-loved Indian scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. In this last book of his three-volume verse-by-verse commentary on the Gita, covering chapters 13 – 18, Easwaran translates each verse, relates it to our modern lives through stories and anecdotes, and gives us spiritual exercises that we can use every day. He explains the concept of karma, the vast network of cause and effect, and offers many examples to illustrate its immense reach. He shows how everyday choices, taken together, can lead a society to violence and waste, or to a higher way of living. This volume ends with a glorious description of bhakti yoga, the path of devotion. Instructions in how to use Easwaran’s universal method of passage meditation are included.

Bhagavad-gita wie sie ist

Author: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Publisher: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust
ISBN: 9171497064
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1142
View: 8295
Die Bhagavad-gita (wörtlich: "der Gesang Gottes") ist der bedeutendste und bekannteste Klassiker der indischen Literatur. Sie bildet den Kern der gesamten vedischen Weisheit und enthält eine zeitlose Botschaft von universaler Gültigkeit – eine Botschaft, die alle Religionen und Philosophien der Welt mit einschließt. Die Bhagavad-gita ist ein Dialog zwischen Shri Krishna, der Höchsten Persönlichkeit Gottes, und Seinem vertrauten Freund und Schüler Arjuna. In 700 Versen offenbart Krishna die göttliche Weisheit von Yoga, Karma, Reinkarnation, Meditation, Selbstverwirklichung und Gotteserkenntnis. Arjuna stellt Fragen nach dem Sinn des Lebens: "Was ist meine Pflicht im Leben?", "Wer bin ich?", "Was ist das Wesen Gottes?", "Wohin werde ich nach dem Tode gehen?", "Warum gibt es Leid in der Welt?" und so weiter. Krishnas Antworten auf diese essentiellen Fragen beschränken sich nicht nur auf die unmittelbare historische Situation sondern besitzen eine universale Bedeutung und Gültigkeit. Krishnas Worte richten sich an alle Menschen, die ihre unwandelbare spirituelle Natur, das letztliche Ziel ihres Daseins und ihre ewige Beziehung zu Gott wiedererkennen möchten. Srila Prabhupadas Bhagavad-gita ist eine vollständige Übersetzung in der Linie der ursprünglichen Tradition, die bis auf Shri Krishna Selbst zurückgeht.

The Bhagavad Gita and Inner Transformation

Author: Naina Lepes
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120831865
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 462
View: 8654
This contemporary companion to the Bhagavad Gita addresses the heart of human yearning. T offers the possibility of transforming the battle of life into a path to Truth, a living process. Each chapter presents a road toward our inner, universal Self, bringing a deeper and wider perspective along the way. A psychological orientation invites the reader to move from abstract idea to individual insight. As the book proceeds, the relationship between the personal and the eternal gradually unfolds in an ever-expanding process of self-discovery. Quotes from the great teachers are included in the text to inspire, uplift and help us cross over the sea of illusion.

Bhagavad Gita: The Elixir Of Life

Author: T.N. Dhar
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999218
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 154
View: 7740
The Volume Culled Out Material On Various Themes Dealt In Bhagavad Gita And Presents And Analyses The Same In Respective Headings Such As Meditation, Knowledge, Sin, Yoga And Renunciations. Aimed At The Youth To Inspire Them To Raise Them To Divinity.

Sources of Indian Traditions

Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Author: Rachel Fell McDermott,Leonard A. Gordon,Ainslie T. Embree,Frances W. Pritchett,Dennis Dalton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231510926
Category: History
Page: 1128
View: 9474
For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.

Uddhava Gita: The final teachings of Krishna & The lesser known companion to Bhagavad-Gita

Author: N.A
ISBN: 0979305128
Page: N.A
View: 6253

Śri Gītā-sāra

Author: Manohar Srinivas Deshpande
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 77
View: 6238

The Bhagavad Gita

A Biography
Author: Richard H. Davis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400851971
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 438
The life and times of India's most famous spiritual and literary masterpiece The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic that has been translated into more than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens on the eve of a mighty battle, when the warrior Arjuna is overwhelmed by despair and refuses to fight. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he must. In the dialogue that follows, Arjuna comes to realize that the true battle is for his own soul. Davis highlights the place of this legendary dialogue in classical Indian culture, and then examines how it has lived on in diverse settings and contexts. He looks at the medieval devotional traditions surrounding the divine character of Krishna and traces how the Gita traveled from India to the West, where it found admirers in such figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Davis explores how Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda used the Gita in their fight against colonial rule, and how contemporary interpreters reanimate and perform this classical work for audiences today. An essential biography of a timeless masterpiece, this book is an ideal introduction to the Gita and its insights into the struggle for self-mastery that we all must wage.

Ghalib, Gandhi and the Gita

Author: Vivek Iyer
Publisher: Polyglot Publications London
ISBN: 0955062837
Category: Bhagavadgītā
Page: 292
View: 2922