Essential wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita: ancient wisdom 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 categories that are perfect for reading and study. Chapters address five important questions spiritual seekers have been grappling with for millennia: Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Who, or what, is God? What should my relationship be with the Divine? Is it possible to live a fulfilled life in a world that doesn't seem to support it? Within each chapter are short extracts from the ancient text, arranged under headings that are relevant to today's readers, such as "Know the Real You," "Be Active in the World," and "Develop Spiritual Vision."
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display_descriptionThe Bhagavad Gita, the classic spiritual text more than five thousand years old, has often been called India's greatest contribution to the world. In these pages, Jack Hawley presents the essence of the Gita's teachings in a format accessible to modern readers. The book is organized into chapters that address five important questions spiritual seekers have been grappling with for millennia: Who am I? Why am I here? Who, or what, is the Divinity many call "God"? What is my relationship to that Divinity? Is it even possible to live a spiritual life, and if so, how? Each chapter begins with an introduction by Jack Hawley. The teachings from the Gita follow, arranged under headings relevant to today's seekers, such as "Being the Real You," "Seeing Divinity in Ordinary Humans," and "Finding Happiness." The ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita lives on, helping us today as it has helped countless millions of people through the ages.
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subject_facetBhagavadgītā -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
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title_displayEssential wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita : ancient wisdom for our modern world
title_fullEssential wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita : ancient wisdom for our modern world / Jack Hawley
Essential wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita : ancient wisdom for our modern world [electronic resource] / Jack Hawley
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