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To most good Vishnuites, and to most Hindus, the Bhagavad Gita is what the New Testament is to good Christians. It is their chief devotional book, and has been for centuries the principal source of religious inspiretion for many millions of Indian. In this two-volume edition, Volume I contains on facing pages a transliteration of original Sanskirt and the autor's close translation. Volume II is Mr. Edgerton's interpretation in which he makes clear the historical setting of the poem and analyzes its influence on later literature and its place in Indian philosophy. Sir Edwin Arnold's beautiful translation, "The Song Celestial," is also includes in the second volume. Mr. Edgerton is the author of many books and articles in the fields of Egyptology and Oriental languages and literature. He is an editor of the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literature.
Table of Contents
|Notes on the Bibliography and Exegesis of The Gita|
|The Bhagavad Gita|
|Notes to the Translation|
|Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita|
|The Origins of Hindu Speculation|
|The Upanisads, and the Funddamental Doctrines of Later Hindu Thought|
|Prehistory of the God of the Bhagavad|
|The Teachings of The Bhagavad Gita|
|Soul and Body|
|The Nature of God|
|Action and Rebirth|
|The Way of Knowledge and the Way of Disciplined Activity|
|The Way of Devotion to God|
|Attitude Towards Hindu Orthodoxy and Other Religious Beliefs|
|Practical Morality Third Part: Summary and Conclusion|
|Index of Words and Subjects|
|Index of Passages Quoted|
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