The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in Time of War
Columbia University Press, 1986 - Philosophy - 168 pages
"The Bhagavad-Gita" has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the "Mahabharata."
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key words in the BhagavadGita
anger Arjuna Krishna attain Barry Moser battle Bhagavad-Gita Bhishma body born Brahma calm of infinity chariot charity conches cosmic craving creatures dark inertia death delight deluded delusion demonic desire detachment devotion dharma Dhritarashtra dialogue disciplined action dispelled divine Drona Drupada Duryodhana embodied epic eternal evil existence faith fire freed fruit of action Gita gods hear Hindu homage individuality infinite spirit inner kill king kinsmen knowledge Krishna and Arjuna Krishna's teaching Kuru Lord Krishna lord of discipline lucidity magic Mahabharata man's spirit mind moral nature's qualities Pandava Pandu passion penance perform action practical discipline pure calm qualities of nature reach reality rebirth refuge renounce renunciation resolve sacred duty sacred lore sacrifice sages Sanjaya Sanskrit root sense objects suffering supreme sustains theophany Thoreau thought tradition transcend translation unchanging understanding universe unmanifest nature Vishnu Vyasa Walden Walden Pond warrior womb wondrous worship Yudhishthira