This translation of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Prabhavananda, founder of the Vedanta Society of Southern California, uses the beauty of verse to express the highest truths of Vedanta. Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God includes an introduction to the Gita.
Critics have singled out this translation:
"The book is self-contained. A complete stranger to the Hindu gospel can pick it up and in one or two evenings follow the poem from its terrific beginnings to its sublime end." - New York Times
"A distinguished literary work." - Time Magazine
"A highly readable interpretive translation." - American Library Association
"The best from a literary point of view." - Aldous Huxley
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Excerpts fromÂ The Bhagavad Gita: The Song of God
Let him who would climb
To heights of the highest
Union with Brahman
Take for his path
The yoga of action.
Then when he nears that path of oneness,
His acts will fall from him,
His path will be tranquil.
When goodness grows weak
When evil increases
I make myself a body.
In every age I come back
To deliver the holy,
To destroy the sin of the sinner,
To establish righteousness.
Whatever wish men bring me in worship
That wish I grant them.
Whatever path men travel
It is my path:
No matter where they walk
It leads to me.
It is my path.