- Author : Swami Mukundananda
- Publisher : Rupa Publications
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 886 pages
- ISBN-13 : 9789355204455
The sacred Bhagavad Gita is much more than an epic for Hindus worldwide; in fact, it is the ultimate universal guide to a life of peace and fulfilment. This song of God not only provides a deeply philosophical understanding of the world, or Brahma Vidya, but it also describes clear-cut techniques to implement spiritual precepts in everyday life. This is why it is also called Yog Shastra, which includes methodologies—karm yog, jnana yog and bhakti yog—for the practical application of spiritual knowledge.
Set in the narrative framework of a discourse between Krishna and his disciple Arjun on the verge of the Mahabharat war, the Gita is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand summary of the Vedic way of life. Frozen in inaction, Arjun turns to Krishna for succour. Lord Krishna goes beyond his immediate dilemma to give Arjun a profound discourse on life, both in theory and practice. In it, he encapsulates the essence of spirituality and virtues like courage, honour, death, love and duty.
Including original Sanskrit verses, and English transliterations as well as translations, Swami Mukundananda’s commentary on the Gita contains crystal-clear explanations, scriptural references and highly engaging stories. Through the text of the scripture, he brings forth a treasure-chest of life lessons for us to imbibe. With his characteristic charm, Swami Mukundananda leads the reader page-by-page on the path to ever-lasting peace and happiness.
About the Author
Swamiji grew up in India and earned his degrees from the prestigious IIT-Delhi and IIM-Calcutta. Responding to the call of God, he renounced a promising corporate career to accept monkhood. He studied the sacred texts at the feet of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, the fifth original Jagadguru in history.
Swamiji’s dissertations are humorous, his arguments are logical and well laid-out, and his advice is practical. He has authored many bestsellers. His lectures on YouTube and other social media platforms are loved and followed by millions. Swamiji divides his time between India and the US.