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In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse by verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible.
In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships. This becomes relevant today when we are increasingly indulging and isolating the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization - even selfies!). We forget that we live in an ecosystem of others, where we can nourish each other with food, love and meaning, even when we fight.
So let My Gita inform your Gita.
©2015 Devdutt Pattanaik, iIllustrations Copyright Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rishi Tiwari on 11-06-17

Profound wisdom.

This book is the most enlightening book I have ever read till date. I dabbled in Bhagvadgeeta earlier but never got it. I often thought of it as a great argument done by Krishna to ‘convince’ Arjun to do what Krishna wanted him to do.

After reading this book I am convinced that this book should be called ‘Geeta 101’ or even better ‘Sanatan Philosophy for Dummies’. The chronological and historical summary of ideas in Sanatan Dharma are just what India requires today as an ordinary folk is showered with conflicting ideologies from different Schools while he/she assumes it to be emanating from a single source and thus ending up getting confused and giving up all together or end up being ambivalent towards the whole thing.

We do not even realise that the modern culture or religion or whatever we can call it these days is an alphabet soup of various ideas that originated at different points of time in societies very diverse from ours and for good measure got mixed up with foreign influences too. Most advocates of religion and culture possibly are ignorant of the chronology and the vocabulary of the scriptures and how the same word meant different things at different times.

Devdutt is Brihaspati, I have no doubt on it.

This is my opinion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Eric R Linsky on 10-17-17


this is an extremely paraphrased version of the gita, with commentary. however, i consider it the best explanation of the real meaning of the bhagavad gita.

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