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Bhagavad Gita by Swami Prabhavananda
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May 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: poetry, tall-tales
Read from April 04 to May 01, 2010

As arrogant as it seems to review an ancient text, I gave this book 2 stars because I'm being honest about how much I did or did not enjoy reading it. If I were a religious person and believed in a Man-God, I may have enjoyed it more...but I think my main issue was my awareness that so much of the poetry that must have been there in the original language is 'lost in translation' and my Western brain is wired to be tone-deaf to the ideas that can, at best, only be guessed at or mimicked by modern Western mouths. No matter how hard we try as humans to understand a language, culture or time period we weren't born to, we can only make copies of the original, which fade with each reproduction.
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message 1: by Jiten (new)

Jiten to know more you have to visit india to understand "bhagvad gita".
and also you have to know about personality like "swami vivekananda" and "mahatma gandhi"

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