Excerpts

Excerpts

Excerpts

The Bhagavad-gita is the greatest of India’s ancient spiritual classics. Srila Prabhupada, the Founder–Acharya of the Intennational Society for Krishna Consciousness, originally translated the Bhagavad-gita in 1967, proving each verse with an illuminating commentary. Having only recently come to the West, he was unable to print the book at that time. Therefore, the introduction which he had written for the Bhagavad-gita was printed first as a separate pamphlet. This booklet is a reprint of that introduction. The reader will find in in a thorough exposition of the philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita in a clear and straightforward manner. This introduction is important for those who are approaching the Bhagavad-gita for the first time. Unlike other presentations and translations, Srila Prabhupada presents the Bhagavad-gita as it is, free from personal speculations and interpretations. He focuses our attention on what Krishna is actually teaching in the Gita. For all these reasons we are sure you will find this introduction to the Bhagavad-gita to be enlightening and conducive to personal transformation.