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In these pages, Jack Hawley brings these ancient secrets to Western seekers in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the Gita clear and exciting, and makes its truths understandable and easy to apply to our busy lives. The Gita is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives.
These truths are for our hearts, not just our heads. The Gita is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the Gita is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be "in-spirited," to inhale the ancient and ever-new breath of spiritual energy.
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Next page. Review "A commendable book. The author 'walks us through' this classic scripture from India in moving prose that reads as smoothly as a child's adventure tale. Lord Krishna's terms have all been presented faithfully by the author The author has thoroughly understood this universal [spiritual] classic.
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Review this product Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. One of the most famous of all religious texts, The Bhagavad Gita has been inspiring people to live meaningful lives for over two thousand years. This particular translation makes the profound and still revolutionary! You have to concentrate and want to understand divinity and the greater, mysterious truths underlying life.
I enjoy reading a few paragraphs a day and mulling them over. Even though I've read different versions of The Bhagavad Gita dozens of times over the last fifty years, it still feels good and necessary to reflect again on the teachings.
At first, when I read this as a college student, I agreed with Arjuna at the beginning of the story when he was shaking and confused! Krishna's teachings evaporated for me at that time. I simply didn't recall them after I finished my religion course. Much later I understood how war is a metaphor for simply taking action, and that Krishna was encouraging Arjuna to carry on with his duties and understand that most of this world is an illusion.
He tells Arjuna that even as a mighty warrior, he cannot actually kill anyone, since the spirit is eternal. This and the other teachings in this slim volume bring a deep contentment.
My sincere gratitude to the author for this translation. This is an excellent book. Hawley does a superb job writing the text in meaningful English prose for a modern audience. Unlike most versions of the Gita in which poetics or literalness are emphasized in the translation, Hawley conveys the meaning and gets most all of it right with a level of understanding few other translators exhibit.
He is clearly writing from an Advaita perspective. He is a follower of the late Sai Baba. The text is skewed in places as a result of those affiliations but all text in every translation of the Gita that has ever been made has been skewed intentionally or not by the translators' own structure of understanding. I found the distortions to be far less important than the degree to which he got it right. I teach a class on the Gita once a year.
Hawley's text has become my source manual for the class. This book is an easy interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita. It is easy to follow, understand and is definitely written for the Westerner in mind. I never came across anything like this before, so having the words and their translations in the text was extremely helpful.
It's set up into chapters and subchapters so it is easy to set the book down with a book mark and to remember where you left off. I was able to read the whole book within a week or so. I would recommend reading it in parts instead of sitting and reading it whole only because there is a lot of information to dwell and think on before going to the next chapter.
Well done Jack Hawley. Easy to Read and Understand! Buy it NOW! This is a very enjoyable and accessible version of the Bhagavad Gita. Thank you very much, Jack Hawley, for writing this and performing this. It's accompanied by peaceful, meditative music that enhances concentration and elevation of the spirit. I appreciate the preface, forward, introduction and afterword. The forward speaks about the universality of the Gita, and puts some of the concepts in a useful context. The introduction speaks to the historical context and how it relates to a modern and Western life, and how this "walkthrough" was written.
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Jack Hawley, PhD, lives, studies, and lectures half of each year in an ashram in rural southern India, where the values of the Gita are very much alive. When not in India, he brings these ancient yet current ideas to leaders and organizations in the West. His website is www. Jack Hawley. The Bhagavad Gita has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than five thousand years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love.