The Bhagavad Gita, one of the most important scriptures in the world and the central sacred text of Hinduism, is the Bhagavadgita. It is also known as the “Song of God” and the “Song Celestial”. Alan Jacobs has managed to revive the ancient text in a way that reveals both the magnificence of the scriptures and its practical message to today’s seekers. Transformed and given clear meaning to Sir Edwin Arnold’s 1885 poetic translation, the English has been preserved. It has been expanded to strengthen the poetic imagery by using cotemporary libre verse, which is based on new metaphors. It’s like a great symphony. Each chapter is related to the previous but leads to the coda.
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The Difficulty Of Being Good0 out of 5(0)
“The book is a marvelous combination of the scholarly, personal, academic and meditative. The basic plan works wonderfully, building on his meticulous and thorough reading of the text and his extensive readings and his business life. It is an exceptional blend. The use of evolutionary biology and Prisoner’s Dilemma as a means to explain the Mahabharata’s pragmatism was absolutely brilliant. Wendy Doniger, Mircea Elade Professor of History of Religions, University of Chicago. “The book is an amazing tour de force that links an ancient philosophical epic to the struggles of modern society. This book is not for the conservative Hindu who doesn’t want his religion coopted. It is for the modern Indian who wants a fair and inclusive society. And for anyone who feels ripped off by moral absolutism. Gurcharan’s book reflects the dharmic problems we all face each day. This book was a wonderful experience. “Imagining India” author Nandan Nilekani. Gurcharan Das, a scholar and passionate writer, explains how the Mahabharata might help us understand our moral dilemmas. His analysis of dharma will be a delight to readers. He is able to do justice to the most complicated, thrilling, and honest poem in the world. This book is a wonderful example of the type of reflection the epic invites, both morally and politically. This book demonstrates why the Mahabharata has become a classic. It is timely. This book is a masterpiece. It is passionate, knowledgeable, and courageous. This book is passionate, knowledgeable, and even courageous. “Sheldon Pollock is the William B. Ransford Professor in Sanskrit, Indian Studies and Columbia University. This book is a miracle. A deeply sensitive man decides to abandon his routines and spend years reading the Mahabharata. He engages with the text with its bewildering messages, its heroes and the dramatic events. Then he finds the right words to give a thoughtful, personal, philosophically informed and sustained response. These things are rare in our age, so we should all be grateful for Gurcharan Das’s gift. This book is a triple treat. It offers a subtle interpretation of the Mahabharata episodes. These readings are used to raise provocative questions about dharma’s character. It raises important questions about our ethical lives ….. Pratap Bhanu Mahta, political scientist, president, Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. “This insightful, passionate, and informative book is one of my favorite books about the contributions of great literature to ethics thought.” Martha Nusbaum, University of Chicago Professor of Philosophy. Gurcharan Das’ search for dharma within the ancient epic uncovers hidden signs to a future desirable polity. The Difficulty of Becoming Good is an important Indian contribution to a new universal Enlightenment that’s not Western in character or origin. It’s a joy to read a book by William Dalrymple, The Financial Times
What is the point of being good? What is the best way to be kind? How can we better understand the moral and ethical failures that are so prevalent in today’s news media? These have caused great harm to individuals and communities as well as a lot of economic collapse. Gurcharan Das’s book, The Difficulty Of Being Good, explores these questions from an unlikely source: the 2000-year-old Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. The Mahabharata, a sprawling, funny, ironic, and charming poem, is obsessed with the mysterious notion of dharma, which in essence means doing the right thing. A hero who does wrong in a Greek epic is quick to reflect on his mistakes. When a hero fails in the Mahabharata the action ceases and everyone weighs in with their own, often contradictory, view of dharma. Every major character in the epic represents a significant moral failing, or virtue. Their struggles mirror with uncanny precision many of our familiar emotions, such as anxiety, courage and despair, remorseful envy, compassion and vengefulness. Das examines the Mahabharata through many different perspectives. He compares the successes, and failures, of the characters to contemporary people.
Any of them are highly visible in the worlds of business, politics, and economics. He finds striking parallels in each case that can be used to teach moral and ethical dilemmas for anyone involved in politics, economics, and business.SKU: PRK0143418979
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Code Name God0 out of 5(0)
Mani Lal, a writer and physicist from India, is Mani Lal Bhoumik. His quantum physics thesis and scientific research was what eventually led to him becoming a best-selling author. The bestseller Code Name God is not only his story of his personal journey but he has also written a few Bengali books, including Bishwa Jeebani, Biography of the Universe, and Ami Naren, Bideshe Vivekananda, both of which have been recently listed as bestsellers.
Many acknowledge that science is the reason for the growing divide between man and machine. Code Name God, a book that is subtitled “The Spiritual Odyssey of a Man of Science”, is very well-titled. It combines spirituality with science to explain deep concepts that appear to be shaping our lives. Is God dead? Is religion and faith just a fad? Science is responsible for causing a divide between man and his creator? World thought was dominated by belief in divine power until around four hundred years ago. Man seemed to have lost faith in God as a result of scientific advances and philosophical skepticism. Science has proven to be a false god and left behind a despondent and disillusioned humanity. Mani Lal Bhomik’s book explains how he attempted to answer the above questions using quantum physics ingredients that matched his own journey from poverty to riches. His journey from a small village in Bengal to Bel Air, during turbulent times of famine and the chaos of freedom struggle, is described by the author. His father’s ideals, and later great freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi, deeply influenced his life. The details of his journey are detailed with a touch spirituality and techniques such as the LASIK technique. Code Name God is enriching and inspiring. It offers a simple, easy-to-understand scientific method to faith and God-realization. A few critics have referred to it as the author’s personal journey. Penguin India published the book in 2006 and it is now available in paperback. The book contains the fascinating techniques of LASIK technology.SKU: PRK0144001033
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