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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most revered texts of all time, but it’s often impenetrable to the 21st-century seeker. In Gita Wisdom, Joshua Greene retells this timeless text in a completely new way, revealing that it is, in essence, a heart-to-heart talk between two friends about the meaning of life. As Krishna and his friend Arjuna reminisce on a battlefield known as K ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Mandala Publishing
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G Bernard
Aug 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
great gita-especially for beginners. manages to be a "gita lite" without being too light. preserves the essence of the work without being too epic with the language and is very understandable with great footnotes. This will be the Gita I suggest to people who have always been daunted by this work. ...more
Diwakar Narayan
The book Gita Wisedom is good for those who have not read any full version of the Bhagvad Gita. Wish short and easy meaning of the Gita verses given out in the book makes it a comfortable read, avoiding the usage of technical details. Wherever, the author could not escape using them, he has well explained the concept in footnotes.

One thing that I would like to have seen is Joshua explaining the concept of the titles of different chapters of Gita i.e. Sankhyayoga, Karmayoga, Gyankarmasamyasayoga,
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Charlene
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful! So many verses and quotes were starred and underlined. It's one of those books that it's okay to interact with via pen. ...more
Mary Squire
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed the footnotes and message/story
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Shelves: nonfiction
If you love footnotes and have interest in the Bhagavad Gita, this book is for you.
Thomas
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is such a sweet introduction to the Bhagavad Gita. I loved it and will always carry it with me. Thank you so much for that read Joshua
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somewhat confusing in theories it is imparting but it is much more digestible and lite then other versions of the gita I have seen
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Joshua M. Greene earned his M.A. at Hofstra University, where he taught Hinduism and Holocaust history until his retirement in 2013. His books on war crimes trials and survivor testimony have been published in six languages. He has spoken at the Pentagon, the Judge Advocates College, the New York Public Library Distinguished Author series, and lectures frequently before state bar associations. In ...more

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