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Bhagavad Gita

A New Translation
Narrated by: Stephen Mitchell
Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
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Stephen Mitchell brings to life his acclaimed translation of these most famous and revered Hindu scriptures - the timeless story of the paths of knowledge, devotion, action, and meditation.

©2000 Stephen Mitchell (P)2001; 2018 Audio Literature; Phoenix Books

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Full of Wisdom

I bought this after having fallen totally in L ve with his translation and performance of the Tao Te Ching. it is my favourite book of all time and I think I've listened to it at least ten time so far.

The Bhagavad Gita is not quite as powerful as the Tao Te Ching, maybe it's just my preference for non fiction showing, but it is full of insight nevertheless.

I'd never actually read the Bhagavad Gita before so I'm glad I did and I'm glad it was Mitchell's translation and narration. Stephen Mitchell is a wonderful translator and narrator and Id read anything written or spoken by him.

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Beautiful translation, soothing voice.

I could listen to this again and again (and will do). The recording does sound ever so slightly muffled, but it's narrated in a clear and soothing voice so it didn't interfere with my enjoyment of it one bit. I look forward to listening to his translation of the Tao Te Ching.

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  • Darwin8u
  • 04-05-19

I am Review, shatterer of words

"I am death, shatterer of worlds,
annialating all things" (11.32).
- Bhagavad Gita, tr Stephen Mitchell

I’ll review later as it sinks deeper in.
I need some time to chew on it.
And, yes, perhaps just let go and
let the book be --
what it already is.

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  • Desert Willows
  • 29-07-18

Only wish for better audio quality

4 stars overall only because the audio quality was not very good. It was difficult to hear even at the loudest setting. It sounded muffled.

5 stars for the actual audiobook & narration. I will listen again. Thank you.

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  • Karin
  • 14-03-20

A gift for living from the heart!

There are no words to describe the most powerful impact, that these most sacred words has impacted the heart of my soul!

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  • Woodraider
  • 03-03-20

The Eternal wisdom of the Hindu culture!!

Coming directly from the Lord of the Universe Krishna himself "The Atma Gyaana" - The science of the Soul. The natural state of being for all humanity free from conditioning, belief and faith. This is the purest understanding of any centered Person.

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  • Nina Queen
  • 22-12-19

great review of the Gita

helpful to listen to the many iterations I enjoyed this book and others like it

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-09-19

Very comprehensive translation of the Bhagava Gita

A very comprehensive translation of the Bhagava Gita, truly will enjoy reading (listening) to it again and again. Narrator was relaxing to listen to and clear in his speech. thank you, Steven Mitchell.

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  • Martha J Reynolds
  • 01-06-19

I'm in love with this marvelous work if art

I just finished the Bhagavad Gita and I am in love with our Great Creator, the Alpha and Omega. And I'm in love with whatever great soul first wrote this magnificent poem, Veda-Vyasa. And I'm so grateful that I listened to The Great Minds of Eastern Philosophy and was introduced to this marvelous work of art. Now I understand why so many great thinkers have been attracted to this text. I keep a hard copy on my nightstand and know I will be reading and re-reading it often as yet another directional guide on my path. ✨💓

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-03-19

Great translation

The Gita is one of those sacred books I have thought about reading many times but never gotten to it; until now. And it is as great as I hoped it was. Krishna's unshakable presence and wise words stayed with me long after finishing it. Thank you, Stephen Mitchell for a great translation of this gem.

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  • Steve Warsh
  • 03-11-19

Fabulous!

Best interpretation thus far. I’ve read two others multiple times This one is the best

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-12-18

Phenomenal!!!

The translation is phenomenal!!! I have listened to Chapters 14 to the end several times...what great wisdom communicated to use. Thank you, Stephen Mitchell, for having the intellect to promulgate this knowledge. You've done beautiful work!