8 Best books on Shrimad Bhagavad Gita


 यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥

परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita

This shloka from Shrimad Bhagavad Gita translates to “I come, I come, when there is a loss of righteousness I come when the inequity increases, then I come to protect the gentlemen, to destroy the wicked, I come to establish the righteousness and I am born in the age of era”. Bhagavad Gita is a way of life. It reveals the purpose and goal of human existence. At the start of the battle of Mahabharata between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna he preoccupied with a moral dilemma. He questions the purpose of war and the violence and death the war will cause in the battle against his kin, he seeks Krishna’s counsel, whose answers and discourse constitute the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna trains arjuna about dharma, karma, spiritual and materialistic variances, bhakti yoga, and the distinction between body and soul.

books on Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna

Bhagavad Gita reveals the reason for the existence of human beings and focuses on obstacles, complexities, and solutions that an individual experiences for his survival. Over the ages, Gita has been interpreted and written by various writers. At Indicbrands, we bring the collection of such books which help us preserve the essence of the Gita.

Books on Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita: The Dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna: Including Introduction, Sanskrit Text, Roman Transliteration, English Translation, and Commentaries

Fraught with feelings of self-doubt and hopelessness, a great warrior collapses in self-defeat, posing questions for his charioteer, just before the immense battle begins on the plain of Kurushetra. It is as if there was an interruption of the epic story of the Mahabharata, which pauses dramatically for the dialogue between the teacher, Sri Krishna, and his disciple, Arjuna, which is known as the Bhagavad Gita. This dialogue has been handed down as part of the oral Vedic tradition in an unbroken line of knowledge for more than 5000 years. Despite such antiquity, Arjuna’s questions remain just as relevant today, because the human sense of insufficiency and desire for fulfillment are timeless. Fortunately for Arjuna and all of us, the solution is also timeless. Sri Krishna teaches him the knowledge about the ultimate truth of the Self, the essential nature of the human being, covering the topics of dharma (appropriate action to fulfill what must be done) and yoga (to do so unmoved by the results of such action) while keeping a vision of Isvara (the Cause and the Order that is the Universe) to attain moksha, (final liberation) from the human sense of limitation. With an unwavering dedication to the original Sanskrit and the tradition of Advaita Vedanta, Gloria Arieira unfolds the beauty and clarity of the message that is the Bhagavad Gita the very knowledge of the Self that removed Arjuna’s confusion, allowing him to rise to his feet once again.

The Social Role of the Gita: How and Why

In The Social role of Gita, Dr. Agarwal has shown that with the proper interpretation Gita’s message may be transformed into a set of ethical guidelines. The practical aspect of Gita’s teachings is its insistence that involvement with the world is an ethically correct function of human behavior is the focus of this book.

Tat Tvam Asi (2 Vols.): The Universal Message in The Bhagavadgita

The Bhagavad Gita expounds Vedanta philosophy in the dynamic setting of a battlefield where Lord Krishna reveals the teaching of Vedanta to the warrior-prince Arjuna. The essence of the Gita is to make one realize that tvam asi. We are the atman or Divinity with an outer covering of the physical body inside which is a subtle body consisting of the mind and the intellect. We forget that we are living because of the life force inside us. The life force is the spiritual energy and is known commonly as ‘soul’ or Atman. Tat Tvam Asi is a ‘great Upanisadic sentence’ exhorting us to realize our own divine identity. To realize one’s divine status, to realize the same divine status in all forms manifest in the universe is to realize the oneness of all beings.

Gita For Success In Modern Life: From Basement to Board Room

This book underscores that the Bhagavad Gita is not for abandoning active life but for reconstructing. The book focuses particularly on the modern man. It does not deal with an imaginary or an ideal situation but with man’s real life. It recognizes that man is caught up in a whirlpool of conflicting values and tries to resolve and reconcile them. The book explores various dimensions of man’s life – as an individual, as a family member, as a social being, and as a businessman, as well. The book selects only a few chapters and shlokas and brings out the principal teachings of the Gita which are of direct relevance in the context of contemporary modern life.

Gitamrtam: The Essential Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

 Gitamrtam is a concise and insightful discussion of the central themes of the Bhagavad Gita. Beginning with Gita’s teaching about the nature and role of the incarnation, Dr. Rambachan identifies kama, a state of desiring and wanting, as life’s fundamental problem. Self-knowledge transforms human motivation and liberates us from the narrow confines of selfish action to the freedom of serving others. Dr. Rambachan establishes that the Bhagavadgita ideal is not indifference to the world and the severing of human relationships, but love and compassion born out of the identity of oneself with all beings. In a lucid and accessible style, Dr. Rambachan shows how Gita’s teaching makes possible a love that embraces all and infuses each act with compassion.

Realization of the Supreme Self: The Bhagavad Gita Yogas

This book presents the Gita yoga in the light of explanations by Sankara. The Gita can be misread, as Sankara says. It is not a gradual ascent to the final devotion of the soul to a Lord high above. The whole basis of Gita yoga is confirmed through experiments. not mere exhortation. This highly significant book presents the Gita as a training manual for spiritual practice.

A Concordance to the Principal Upanisads and Bhagavadgita

One of the major difficulties in appreciating the various commentaries on Vedanta Sutras and other ancient Indian philosophical texts is that numerous citations from the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita are found in them without any exact authenticated reference to the source. To overcome this difficulty by providing relevant cross-references, also to furnishing useful material to students of philology and lexicography, Col. Jacob has compiled this book. This volume owes its existence to a pressing sense of need.

The Original Gita: Striving for Oneness with Comments and Related Verses of the Bhagavad Gita

The Original Gita, which predates the Bhagavad Gita, focuses on the basic philosophical and practical essentials of life and living. In this book, dualism is addressed and shown to be illusionary since every pair of opposites implies the third element: the notion of a different implied by both opposites. The discussion of what is an ever-present ‘difference’ in such a triunity and how it impacts everything we perceive is pivotal to awakening to a new dimension of observation. It is in the unseen difference that we become aware of opposites, such as long-short, day-night, and true-false.

In the first part of the book, the questions-What is thought? What is space-time? What is life-death? – are examined in a concise form to give a foundation for the understanding of the philosophy of the Gita. The book includes a glossary for clarification of several germane Sanskrit terms, a bibliography, and an index.

The Bhagavad Gita and Inner Transformation

This contemporary companion to the Bhagavad Gita addresses the heart of human yearning. It offers the possibility of transforming the battle of life into a path to Truth, a living process. Each chapter presents a road toward our inner, universal Self, bringing a deeper and wider perspective along the way. A psychological orientation invites the reader to move from abstract ideas to individual insight. As the book proceeds, the relationship between the personal and the eternal gradually unfolds in an ever-expanding process of self-discovery.

Out of our vast collection of Bhagavad Gita, these eight books are hand-picked. Ranging from the translation of the Gita which helps us on a journey of the self, to the books which focus on modern life problems and how the Gita helps there too. Bhagavad Gita is for all ages and all aspects of life. Shri Krishna’s teaching did not only help arjuna when he was in a dilemma but it also helps us even today when we are lost.

Different interpretations and translations by various writers do not change the essence of the books and it helps to send the message and guidance all over the world. You can also check other books on Bhagavad Gita and various other topics on our website http://indicbrands.com. To read more about Hinduism you can visit our page http://hindumediawiki.com,you can also connect with us on our Twitter account at http://twitter.com/indicbrands.

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