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Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Truths for Our Modern World

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Over 5,000 years old, the Bhagavad Gita is written as a tale set on a battlefield, a metaphor for the battles all humans face as they live, grow, age, and die. In Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, longtime student and teacher of the Bhagavad Gita Jack Hawley has done away with the sometimes-baffling story, extracting the pure wisdom and organizing it into helpful cate ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 20th 2006 by New World Library
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Robert Zajac
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Less is More! And here Jack Hawley presents a wonderful, concise summary of the Gita in exactly 100 pages (paperback). This ancient book is presented not as most interpretations are - going line by line - but rather taking very broad sweeps of the eternal truths and presenting them in a modern, western language that is easily grasped and very motivating. Highly recommended for all.
David
Dec 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Krishna, on freedom from outcome a.k.a process orientation:

"Strive to make selfless (egoless) action your path; then you can live a spiritual life while staying fully active in the world. When your everyday actives are not based on desire for a reward, it is easier for you to steady the mind and direct it toward the should, the Atma.

Do your wordily work with your heart fixed on the Divine rather than on outcomes. Learn to be unattached to, or unaffected by, the results of your work, whether favo
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I rather enjoyed reading this book. I learned a lot, but more importantly, I want to learn more!!
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