• The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

  • Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • By: Swami Kriyananda
  • Narrated by: Swami Kriyananda
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-04-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers
  • 4.2 (371 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people's lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda. This revelation of India's best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning as well as its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life's "final exam", death, and what happens afterward; and how to triumph over all pain and suffering.
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By Donald on 07-05-07

Excelent Read, Very Informative

The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita is an excellent read for anyone trying to understand more deeply the Bhagavad Gita and Hindu teachings in general. The elaborate explanations of each passage help one to understand not only the original context of the script, but how it compares with other scriptures (i..e. the New Testament) and how it can be applied in daily life. While the text is not quite as elaborate as the original translation done by Paramahansa Yogananda (published by SRF in hardcover only), it seems to contain the essence of Yogananda’s translation and, as this is the only version of Yogananda’s translation in audio format, it is a definite must read. If you were intrigued by “Autobiography of a Yogi” this is definitely a great next read. I am glad that Swami Kriyananda and Ananda’s publishing team at “Crystal Clarity Publishers” are bringing so many great works to Audible. A note on the book; this can be somewhat more deep than Autobiography so it is not a book you can simply zone out to while doing other tasks. While there was a bit of repetition on key points, it can be very easy to miss a valuable topic if you are distracted. All in all it was an excellent read, well worth the credit. I am already placing an order for another of Swami Kriyananda’s books.

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By CHIROSPIZ on 06-23-10

Very Enlightening

I am a Christian but always looking to have a deeper more meaningful spiritual life. I believe that great light and truth can be found in many forms of religious thought. In fact this book gave me many new insights into my own New Testament and the teachings of Christ. The reader at first seemed too soft spoken, but found that it fit the subject matter very well and was fine once I got used to it.

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By monica on 11-10-13

Gita that touches your life!!!

Where does The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best versions of Gita i have heard. Actually very practical, informative and inspiring.

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By Arash on 04-14-13

Refreshing

This books shows one of the clear contrasts between the abrahamic and eastern faith in the role and nature of good. There is no mention of the angry and vengeful god but the predominant focus is on a form of pseudoscientific explanation for the soul and it's interaction with the body. A nice read for any enthusiast in religion.

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By Jaswant Jonnada on 08-08-17

Good book

Very much dedicated to kriya yoga. Bhagavad Gita meaning adjusted to kriya yoga. Thank you

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