A classical interpretation for the modern mind
For centuries the Bhagavad Gita has remained the single
most influential philosophical text shaping Indian thought and life. It
addresses itself foursquare to the universal limitations each human being is
confronted with : ignorance, sorrow and death.
The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita opens with the audacious
statement that all these are illegitimate problems caused by ignorance about the
real nature of the self. Drawing upon the essence of all Upanishads, Gita
explains how the self, the atman, is limitless, indestructible, unborn. This
knowledge, Brahmavidya, frees one from all sense of limitation. This is the
principal teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.
Swami Dayananda’s is a classical vedantic interpretation of
the Bhagavad Gita. Without getting lost in a rigid verse-by-verse translation,
he plunges with great verve and energy into the central theme of the gita,
unerringly picking and choosing key verses to highlight its message. A highly
respected and very popular teacher of vedanta, Swami Dayananda succeeds
marvellously in conveying the profundity of the Bhagavad Gita, unfolding its
teaching with a style and clarity which will appeal to every modern mind.