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  • The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living

  • A Verse-by-Verse Commentary: Vols. 1-3 (The End of Sorrow, Like a Thousand Suns, To Love Is to Know Me)
  • By: Eknath Easwaran
  • Narrated by: Paul Bazely
  • Length: 50 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living

By: Eknath Easwaran
Narrated by: Paul Bazely
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Summary

This audiobook includes all three volumes in the Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living series. A comprehensive manual for living a spiritual life, based on a verse-by-verse commentary on India’s timeless scripture - from the author of its best-selling translation. This audiobook includes all three volumes in this series.

The Bhagavad Gita is set on the battlefield of an apocalyptic war between good and evil. Faced with a dire moral dilemma, the warrior prince Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life.

Easwaran points out that Arjuna’s crisis is acutely modern. The Gita’s battlefield is the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage. Arjuna represents each of us, and Sri Krishna is the Lord, instructing us in 18 chapters of lofty wisdom as we face the social, environmental, and global challenges that threaten our world today.

Easwaran is a spiritual teacher and author of deep insight and warmth. His verse-by-verse commentary interprets the Gita’s teachings for modern listeners, explaining the Sanskrit concepts and philosophy and applying them with practicality, wisdom, and humor to every aspect of our work, our relationships, and our lives. With everyday anecdotes, stories, and examples, he shows that the changes we long to see in the world start with the transformation of our own consciousness.

The practical exercises recommended by Easwaran to achieve transformation are part of a spiritual program he developed for his own life. They are accessible to people from all backgrounds and cultures. Urging us to adopt a higher image of the human being, he assures us that peace and unity are within reach.

The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living is an in-depth, verse-by-verse explanation of this ancient scripture and its relevance today. Included are instructions in Easwaran's universal eight-point program of passage meditation.

The first six chapters of the Gita explore the concept of the innermost Self and source of wisdom in each of us. Easwaran explains how we can begin to transform ourselves, even as householders engaged in busy lives.

The next six chapters of the Gita go beyond the individual Self to explore the Supreme Reality underlying all creation. Easwaran builds a bridge across the seeming divide between scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom, and explains how the concept of the unity of life can help us in all our relationships.

The final six chapters put forth an urgent appeal for us to begin to see that all of us are one - to make the connection between the Self within and the Reality underlying all creation. Global in scope, the emphasis is on what we can do to make a difference to heal our environment and establish peace in the world.

Easwaran’s commentary is for all students of the Gita, whatever their background, and for anyone who is trying to find a path to wisdom, love, and kindness in themselves and our troubled world. Written as an authoritative, accessible guide to a much-loved scripture, it is a handbook for finding peace and clarity within.

©2020 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (P)2021 Blue Mountain Center of Meditation

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"No one in modern times is more qualified - no make that ‘as qualified’ - to translate the epochal classics of Indian Spirituality than Eknath Easwaran. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of those classics unless you live them, and he did live them. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless." (Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions)

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I am extremely grateful for the formate of this book. I have listened to it on off in the car over the course of about three months. Little by little I have made many changes to my life inspired by the words in the text during the course of listening. All for the better.
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Brilliant translation with practical application

Everyone must read GITA. It is timeless wisdom, and every time you read it, you get something new and profound out of the book.

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Direct teachings

Simple and clear instructions for how to live with beautiful narration, I will listen to this many more times

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Excellent Narration

Fantastic experience! This is an incredible book with some great examples and narration.

Worth all the time

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Amazing

Brilliant book and superb narration. Well worth putting in the hours for those on the path to selfless living.

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Love it!

Very good commentary, I like what the author contributes with his own experience. Interesting and insightful

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Masterpiece

This is distilled Love
Lifetimes of Wisdom
Unification of Supreme Knowledge
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instruments at start of chapter

disrupts the narration. can't listen at night as the music wakes me up! wish there was a talking only version.

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Invaluable. Listen to it and give yourself an opportunity to live a fully fledged life

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Most powerful priceless spiritual learning 🙌

Anyone looking for a life manual on how to begin a spiritual life this book is for you. What you will learn and discover is so much more you can actually take in.

Beautiful words of wisdom enlightenment. I am for ever great full for Eknath Easwaran for translating and making it possible.

This particular version is highly recommended in that Eknath brakes down every versus to help you understand in todays way of living.

It’s a life teaching manual. I have bought the hard copy as it’s something you can just pick up at anytime and read. The way you learn about the five senses just takes you to a hole new level that for me I have discover to me is mind blowing. How you learn about the way then effect aware day to day life.

As for meditation well that’s just something you have to discover for you self as well as yoga.

I have read quite a few books on both of these to topics and No of them compare to what you will discover 🙌

Absolutely amazing life lessons I’m am so so great full. I will keep listening agin and agin for as long as I live.

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