Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bhagavad Gita: A Modern Interpretation (Chapters 1-3)


  1. You can find the entirety of my Tantric summary of the Bhagavad Gita in the Blog Archives on these dates: 10/30/10, 12/7/10, 12/9/10, 1/6/11, 1/20/11, 2/10/11 and 3/8/11.

  2. I am having trouble.. No not trouble. I am not sure how to proceed. Do I need a full understanding of what I have read to continue on? Or should I read the whole book?

    1. Hi Carl,

      The Bhagavad Gita is the kind of layered text that usually requires a long-term investment of time and energy to study and understand deeply. Don't expect to glean everything -- or even anything -- very quickly. Read multiple translations; every translator "spins" the text to his/her worldview, which is perfectly aligned with the way Sanskrit works as a strong and flexible language to transmit spiritual wisdom across millennia and continents.

      I highly recommend translations that also contain commentaries on the text. "Bhagavad Gita: Annotated and Explained," Translated by Shri Purohit Swami, Annotations by Kendra Burroughs is one of my favorites.

      :^) Shari

    2. I will look for them.. Thank you.