ISBN 9788175970748,The Holy Geeta

The Holy Geeta



Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

Publication Year 1996

ISBN 9788175970748

ISBN-10 817597074X

Hard Back

Edition 10th
Number of Pages 1273 Pages
Language (English)

Literary theory

The Holy Geeta was an attempt by Swami Chinmayananda to highlight and re-introduce the valuable wisdom and knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita, and was first published in 1976. Summary Of The Book The Bhagavad Gita is an integral part of the Mahabharata, a highly revered Indian epic. It narrates the story of Lord Krishna and Arjun, their conversations on varied topics of philosophy and spirituality, and the principles of the Vedanta. The Bhagavad Gita is an intricate part of Hinduism, and is considered to be one of the most popular scriptures of ancient India. Swami Chinmayananda provides the basic, invaluable theory of the Bhagavad Gita in a fresh style with a relatable outlook for modern readers. He writes about how the innately profound wisdom of the text should be incorporated into the lifestyles of the readers, and how it should be used as a guide to living. In the book The Holy Geeta, the author shares the vision of an all-powerful, omnipresent God and delves into the science of spiritual growth. He also talks about how a predominant ego can block one’s path to inner peace, and lead to mental distress. He elucidates the hundred and one verses of the Gita in an eloquent and engaging manner. The explanations and commentary given by the author, will help the reader in attaining positivity and divinity. About Chinmayananda Saraswati Swami Chinmayananda, born Balakrishnan Menon in 1916, was an Indian spiritual leader who was a disciple of Sivananda Saraswati. He has also authored My Trek Through Uttarakhand, Discourses on Isavasya Upanishad, Meditation & Life, Discourses on the Kathopanishad and Vakya Vritti of Adi Sankara. After growing up in an orthodox aristocratic family in Kerala, he studied science and liberal arts, eventually graduating from Madras University in 1939. Thereafter, he studied English Literature and Law at Lucknow University. He was actively involved in the Indian Independence movement, and was imprisoned for being an agitator. The Chinmaya Mission was founded in honor of Chinmayananda Saraswati by his devotees in 1953, and has over 300 mission centres all over the world. He died in 1993 in San Diego, of a heart attack at the age of 77.