The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda Swami Satchidananda (1988-01-15) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The Living Gita is a translation of, and commentary on, the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami Satchidananda, one of the world’s most respected Yoga masters. The Gita is the summary and essence of Eastern spiritual wisdom, drawn from the Hindu tradition. When Swami Satchidananda arrived in the West in 1966, he recognized the need to make the teachings of Yoga and this classic text accessible to modern readers and listeners. He soon began giving talks on the Gita, which became the foundation for The Living Gita, first published in 1988.
Swami Satchidananda became such a beloved teacher because of his genius for clarifying the most obscure or arcane teachings with words and stories that enable the listener to access the deep wisdom they contain. This presentation of The Gita is true to the spirit and, in most cases, to the letter of the original texts. It is not intended primarily for scholars, however. Rather, this is a practical manual on how to live in joy and freedom - wherever you are, and whatever you may be doing in life.
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|Listening Length||16 hours and 5 minutes|
|Author||Sri Swami Satchidananda Swami Satchidananda|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||26 April 2021|
|Publisher||Integral Yoga Publications|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 12,132 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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13 in Indian Philosophy
17 in Hinduism (Audible Books & Originals)
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Faced with a fratricidal war, a despondent Arjuna turns to his charioteer Krishna for counsel on the battlefield. Krishna, through the course of the Gita, imparts to Arjuna wisdom, the path to devotion, and the doctrine of selfless action. The Gita upholds the essence and the theological tradition of the Upanishads. However, unlike the rigorous monism of the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita also integrates dualism and theism.
Numerous commentaries have been written on the Bhagavad Gita with widely differing views on the essentials, beginning with Adi Sankara's commentary on the Gita in the eighth century CE. Commentators see the setting of the Gita in a battlefield as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life. The Bhagavad Gita's call for selfless action inspired many leaders of the Indian independence movement including Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who referred to the Gita as his "spiritual dictionary".