The Bhagavad-Gita Edwin Arnold

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The Bhagavad-Gita  by  Edwin Arnold

The Bhagavad-Gita by Edwin Arnold
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Hey, how pretentious am I? I just gave a four-star review to a fucking holy text. And now Im going to review it. And I will swear in my review. Im just asking for it, arent I?When comparing this one to the other holy books Ive read and/or skimmed, I found this one quite insightful. As a professed athiest, this one probably speaks to me the most. The Bhagavad Gita is actually a section of the Mahabharata, which is, to simplify (because thats all I have researched enough to do), the story of a war.

During this war, one of the characters* is visited by god. Hilarity ensues. Just kidding. Actually, he has a conversation with god, and god drops some deep shit on him. Theres some delicious irony about this conversation taking place on a battlefield after much death and before some more of it.

But, where would someone need to speak to god more?Anyway, I consider myself a little tiny bit spiritual, and the wisdom in this book can be translated into athiestic terms. And, it didnt seem self-contradictory. When it comes to holy writ, these are things I like.

But, as it is a brief text, you come out of it knowing only slightly more about Hinduism than you knew before. In comparison, I felt after reading Chuang Xi, or however were spelling his name these days, that I had a pretty damn good understanding of Taoism. After reading this one, I have only the vaguest of understandings of Hinduism. But, it isnt really about the religious tradition as much as its about gleaning little bits of insight into the human condition. In that context, it is a very good read.*Yes, Im calling them characters.

Sue me. Im not a Hindu.



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