This book presents each verse of the original Sanskrit text along with its translation in English, based on the Sri Aurobindo’s Essays on the Gita. The slokas are followed by notes compiled from the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The Appendix includes some extracts from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on the historicity and spiritual reality of Sri Krishna, the Gita’s teaching in the larger context of Sri Aurobindo’s message, and the secret of the divine incarnations. The final section comprises references to the source material, lists of the various names used for Sri Krishna and Arjuna, and an index.
“The peculiarity of the Gita among the great religious books of the world is that it does not stand apart as a work by itself, the fruit of the spiritual life of a creative personality like Christ, Mohammed or Buddha or of an epoch of pure spiritual searching like the Veda and Upanisahds, but is given as an episode in an epic history of nations and their wars and men and their deeds and arises out of a critical moment in the soul of one of its leading personages face to face with the crowning action of his life, a work terrible, violent and sanguinary, at the point when he must either recoil from it altogether or carry it through to its inexorable completion…. The teaching of the Gita must therefore be regarded not merely in the light of a general spiritual philosophy or ethical doctrine, but as bearing upon a practical crisis in the application of ethics and spirituality to human life.” – Sri Aurobindo (Essays on the Gita pp.9)
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