Bhagavad-gītā As It Is (1972 edition)
In 700 concise verses, the Bhagavad-gītā distills India’s yoga philosophy and presents universal truths as relevant today as when the Gītā was first spoken over five thousand years ago.
The Bhagavad-gītā is a conversation between God in the form of Kṛṣṇa, and His warrior friend Arjuna, as Arjuna decides whether he will fight his cousins to regain a kingdom – thereby sufferinng the loss of many loved ones due to the war. Kṛṣṇa uses Arjuna’s dilemma to help Him walk the yoga path from material perplexity to spiritual enlightenment.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami’s straightforward approach and loyalty to the intended meaning of Kṛṣṇa’s words has made Bhagavad-gītā As It Is the most widely read edition of the Bhagavad-gītā in the world, with 28 million copies in print in over sixty languages.