Amar Chitra Katha - The Gita by Anant Pai

By Anant Pai

Bhagavad-Gita or the tune of the Divine One is a celebrated episode within the epic, Mahabharata. it's the kind of a discussion among Dhritarashtra, the blind king of Hastinapura, and Sanjaya who describes the happenings at the battlefield to the king. The Gita attracts a lot from the Upanishads and is usually defined because the quintessence of the Upanishads. The optimistic method of the Gita has made it dynamic however the makes an attempt at defining the indefinable have imposed sure barriers too and therefore the plain contradictions within the Gita. This publication doesn't declare to be an exposition of the Gita, yet is simply an creation. we've got additionally taken the freedom of reading a few of the rules propounded within the Gita in an effort to cause them to intelligible to the more youthful age crew. the 1st 9 pages of our booklet aren't a part of the Gita yet are given to supply the historical past to our younger readers. We owe a debt of gratitude to His Holiness Swami Ranganathanada and His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda for sparing their helpful time to head throughout the textual content and making useful feedback.

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He was dressed poorly, and had neither servant nor horse. He carried his knapsack on his shoulder, and was covered with dust, as though he had walked far. He stopped at a little inn close by the market place, and asked for lodging. The landlord was pleased with his looks. He was a young man, bright of eye and quick of movement. He might have the best room in the house. " "I am a traveler," answered Gutenberg. "A traveler! " inquired the landlord. "I am traveling to learn," was the answer. "I am trying to gain knowledge by seeing the world.

He knew so much more than his brother professors and monks that some of them said he was a wizard and got all his learning by the practice of magic. The common people looked upon him with awe; and when they chanced to meet him, or saw him at a distance, they muttered a charm to ward off any evil spell that he might cast upon them. The friar cared but little for all the talk that was going on. He smiled, and continued his studies and experiments just as before. "It makes little difference what they say," he said.

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