Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Standard Edition

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This is the standard sized, hardcover edition, commonly referred to as "deluxe" to differentiate it from the more commonly available and slightly smaller hardcover one.

Hardcover: 908 pages
Language: English (1972; 2nd edition 1983)
Translated into:
Index; ribbon marker; dust jacket
Dimensions and weight:
14 x 21.5 x 2 cm
6.5 x 9.25 x 2 in
3.0 lbs. / 1.36 kg
ISBN: 0-89213-285-X

The Bhagavad-gita is the compact essence of all spiritual philosophy; at the onset of a world war, the warrior Arjuna asks his friend Krishna about the purpose of life, the difference between the self and the material body, and how to understand the ultimate cause of all causes. In just over seven hundred verses, Krishna comprehensively answers all of Arjuna's questions and then reveals His identity as the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, appearing on earth to usher in a new era of spiritual understanding.
Krishna teaches that the essence of the yoga system—and the ultimate goal of all pious works, meditation, and austerity—is to develop an attitude of loving service to the Supreme Person. His ultimate instruction, "surrender to Me," challenges us all to transcend "religion" or "belief" and enter the realm of bhakti—devotional service—which alone can fully satisfy the self.

Bhagavad-gita As It Is is unique among Gita commentaries; the author, Prabhupada, represents a line of teachers coming in disciplic succession from Krishna Himself. Prabhupada's clarity, wit, and faithfulness to the original Sanskrit text make the teachings of the Gita easily accessible to the western reader.

Since its publication in 1970, Bhagavad-gita As It Is has become the most widely read edition of the Gita in the world.

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