Bhagavad-gita As It Is (1972 edition)
Bhagavad-gita As It Is is more than a book. It is alive with knowledge and devotion; thus it has the power to change your life for the better.
Bhagavad-gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other: These five truths are Krishna, or God, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The Gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. It is the essence of India's spiritual wisdom, the answers to questions posed by philosophers for centuries.
In translating the Gita, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has remained loyal to the intended meaning of Krishna's words, and thus he has unlocked all the secrets of the ancient knowledge of the Gita and placed them before us as an exciting opportunity for self-improvement and spiritual fulfillment.
The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. At the last moment before entering a battle between brothers and friends, the great warrior Arjuna begins to wonder: Why should he fight? What is the meaning of his life? Where is he going after death?
In response, Krishna brings His friend from perplexity to spiritual enlightenment, and each one of us is invited to walk the same path.
The only version of the Gita you need
This is the original unedited version of Srila Prabhupada's Bhagavad Gita as it is. I was excited at first when I downloaded the other Gita only to notice it was the edited and changed version which was disappointing. Now that this version is available in ibooks i am much happier that thousands more people will be able to relish this ancient wisdom from Bhagavan Sri Krsna to Arjuna unchanged or edited as handed down for thousands of years. Jaya Srila Prabhupada!
Hare Krsna Rama
A divine light of Krsna in this artificial and temporary materialistic world.