Music composed by Jan She.
"For all of its profundity, Eknath Easwaran manages to translate the Gita in easy prose that neither panders nor obscures. Coupled with his thorough introduction, Easwaran’s version comes off on all the levels it should: as a guide to action, devotional scripture, a philosophical text, and inspirational reading." (Amazon.com Eastern Religion editor)
Regular price: £7.19
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £7.19
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Yoga Republic on 04-08-18
I really enjoyed the book but I am still confused on number of matters for example if all are one and equal why is it acceptable for the yogi to endorse a tradition of sitting on the skin of a dead deer? I am also still a little unclear on the acceptability of war of the warrior class? Other than this and some other minor questions I found the book engaging and positive.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By laurie on 11-01-16
Content and narration reduced me to tears
I attempted to listen to classics of Indian spirituality but returned two audiobooks because I couldn't tolerate the narrators. One had a vaguely Texas accent and a mouthful of mush--which couldn't have been a more ridiculous match up of reader and material--and the other narrator read so slowly, I could hear him breathe and swallow . . . when he or I wasn't nodding off. Okay, I probably should have transcended my irritation, but I'm still only human.
This particular audiobook, however, could not be more wonderful. The translation itself is magnificent, and the introduction is educational, well-organized, and intimate--a perfect preparation for reading the Gita. It is more than an hour long, and I listened to it several times, entranced.
The narrator, an accomplished British actor, could not have been better. The publishers of the books I returned should take a lesson from him. He is articulate and easy to listen to. He nails the Indian accent when he occasionally switches to that as appropriate for the content.
I resonate with the teaching of Hinduism, and after visiting the country twice, I couldn't get a handle on it. That there are many gods and the form they take struck me as whimsical and imaginative. Now, understanding so much more about the philosophy, I have an entirely different and more serious perspective.
This can be a life-transforming book. You must read it if "only" as great world literature.
47 of 47 people found this review helpful
By bryan west on 06-09-15
Perfect introduction to the Gita
What did you love best about The Bhagavad Gita?
The way the audio book is structured. It begins with an lengthy introduction to the book as a whole and there is brief introduction to each chapter. After completion of the book with introduction the book repeats the Gita again but without the intro pieces. This is exactly what I wanted it to be, highly recommended.
Any additional comments?
I've been on audible for a long time and this is one of the most well-produced audiobooks that I have heard.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful