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The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata - J. A. B. van Buitenen

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata

By: J. A. B. van Buitenen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1981
ISBN: 9780226846620
Number Of Pages: 183

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No other Sanskrit work approaches the "Bhagavadgita "in the influence it has exerted in the West. Philosophers such as Emerson and the other New England Transcendentalists were deeply affected by its insights, a dozen or more scholars, including Annie Besant and Mahatma Gandhi, have attempted its translation, and thousands of individuals struggling with the problems divided loyalties have found comfort and wisdom in its pages.
The "Bhagavadgita "("Song of the Lord") tells of the young and virtuous Prince Arjuna who is driven to lead his forces into battle against an opposing army composed of close relatives and others whom he loves. The Lord Krsna, appearing in the poem as Arjuna's friend and charioteer, persuades him that he must do battle, and we see Arjuna changing from revulsion at the thought of killing members of his family to resignation and awareness of duty, to manly acceptance of his role as warrior and defender of his kingdom.
The "Bhagavadgita" is a self-contained episode in the "Mahabharata," a vast collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine that reflects the history and culture of the whole of Hindu civilization. The present edition forms a part of J. A. B. van Buitenen's widely acclaimed translation of this great work. Here English and Sanskrit are printed on facing pages, enabling those with some knowledge of Sanskrit to appreciate van Buitenen's accurate rendering of the intimate, familial tone and directness of the original poem.

ISBN: 9780226846620
ISBN-10: 0226846628
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 183
Published: 1st September 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27

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