By Eknath Easwaran.
The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most popular spiritual texts of the Vedic culture of India, and a must read for all students of yoga. This is where the true meaning of yoga and the true nature and goal of human life are revealed and explained.
Eknath Easwaran's poetic translation makes this classic readable and inspiring, while clearly conveying its spiritual message. The author is himself a practitioner of yoga and meditation, and understands well the symbolic and esoteric meaning of the Bhagavad Gita.
Easwaran gives a full introduction, placing the Bhagavad Gita into the context of the literature and traditions of the time and showing its relationship to modern philosophy. Sanskrit concepts that are quite difficult to translate into English are carefully explained, as is the relationship with yoga. No wonder why this is the best-selling translation of this Indian classic.