The Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation – Georg & Brenda Feuerstein
The seven hundred verses of the “Bhagavad-Gītā” have, for more than two millennia, served as a guide to liberation through a life of knowledge, devotion, and action without attachment to results. The influence of this most renowned of all the Hindu scriptures has spread far beyond its religion of origin to inspire figures as diverse as Mohandas Gandhi, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Aldous Huxley, and C. G. Jung. This fresh translation stands out from all the others first of all for its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides, which include: detailed explanatory notes, the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages–both in the original Devanagari alphabet as well as in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds (a pronunciation guide is provided)–a word-for-word translation for comparison, an exhaustive glossary, and a wealth of essays on the “Gītā”‘s background, symbolism and influence. This “Gītā” is an excellent resource for serious students, but it’s also the perfect version for first-time readers who want to approach the text with understanding.
“Dr. Feuerstein’s new rendering is perhaps the most complete version of the more than one hundred English translations of the “Gītā” to come our way in the last two-and-a-quarter centuries. This is a work for both scholars and serious laypersons, destined, I believe, to become the standard text for Yoga training programs in the English-speaking world.”–Richard Rosen, author of “The Yoga of Breath” and “Pranayama beyond the Fundamentals”
“A “Bhagavad-Gītā” like no other! Never have its language and culture been so vividly etched, not only by the unrivaled precision of Feuerstein’s renderings, but also in a trove of companion materials unprecedented for their breadth and depth. There’s something here for everyone, from seeker to scholar to seer.”–Chip Hartranft, translator of “The Yoga-Sūtra of Patanjali”
Contributor Bio: Feuerstein, Georg
Georg Feuerstein is an internationally recognized yoga scholar and has studied yoga since the age of fourteen. He is the author of The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking, The Philosophy of Classical Yoga, Sacred Sexuality, and The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali.
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