Bhagavad-gita is also known as Gitopanisad. It is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanishads in Vedic literature.
THE MOST WIDELY READ EDITION OF THE GITA IN THE WORLD
Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India’s spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, to His intimate devotee Arjuna, the Gita’s seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self-realization. Indeed no work even compares in its revelations of man’s essential nature, his environment, and ultimately his relationship with God.
His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (right), the world’s foremost vedic scholar and teacher, represents an unbroken chain of fully self-realized spiritual masters beginning with Lord Krishna Himself. Thus, unlike other editions of the Bhagavad-gita, Srila Prabhupada conveys Lord Krishna’s profound message “As it is” – without the slightest taint of adulteration or personally motivated change. Replete with sixteen full-color plates(pages), this new edition is certain to stimulate and enlighten any reader with its ancient yet thoroughly timely teachings.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
“In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmological philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.”
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
“I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.
When I read the Bhagavad-gita, the only question left is how God created the universe. Everything else seems to be superfluous.
“When doubts haunt me when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”