The Bhagavad-gita is India’s most concise expression of the perennial philosophy. Speaking directly to the soul, it pinpoints the cause of all suffering—material attachment—and offers a remedy to this common human malady: the paths of right livelihood, mystic insight, devotion, and ultimately unconditional love. In this edition, Swami B.V. Tripurari comments on the Gita’s philosophy in contemporary language, making it both traditional and contemporary at once. Replete with original Devanagari script, word for word transliteration, and English translation of the text, Swami Tripurari’s commentary brings to light the spiritual emotion of Krsna and Arjuna as they discuss the nature of enlightened life. A timeless text of inspired verse turns nearly narrative, gripping the reader in the story of the Gita, one that sheds light on its esoteric significance by way of explaining it in the context of Krsna’s entire divine life.
“The most arresting new Gita to cross my desk in the past year…a kind of postgraduate course in the cultural, metaphysical, and spiritual teachings inherent in this ancient treasure.”
Phil Catalfo, Yoga Journal
“This Gita is also unique in that its verse-by-verse commentary draws on other Hindu literature to more fully explore the characters of Arjuna and Krishna, as well as the relationship between them. This determination to study the Gita in the larger context of Hindu devotional writing distinguishes Swami Tripurari’s edition from the rest of the pack.”
“This book’s focus and unique organization promise an in-depth journey into the pivotal Hindu text and offer the interested reader a new perspective.”