The Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of the Lord", is the best known of all the Indian scriptures, and Easwaran's reliable and accessible version has consistently been the best-selling translation. Easwaran's introduction places the Gita in its historical setting and brings out the universality and timelessness of its teachings. Chapter introductions give clear explanations of key concepts in that chapter. To listen to the scripture without the introductions, listeners should start at track 044. The Bhagavad Gita opens dramatically on a battlefield, as the warrior Arjuna turns in anguish to his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, for answers to the fundamental questions of life. But as Easwaran points out, the Gita is not what it seems - it's not a dialogue between two mythical figures at the dawn of Indian history. "The battlefield is a perfect backdrop, but the Gita's subject is the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage" to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling, and worthwhile. This audio recording is a complete and unabridged reading of Eknath Easwaran's book The Bhagavad Gita.
Music composed by Jan She.
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Not Broken Into Chapters
I downloaded hoping to be able to listen to one of my favorite translations of The Bhagavad Gita but it is not broken into chapters. It is just one long single track. Although the description leads you to believe that it can be started on track 044 to forward past the introduction and begin listening to The Bhagavad Gita - that is not the case it is just a single track of over eight hours (start at 1:50:12 to start at the first chapter of The Bhagavad Gita). Disappointing to say the least.