The Uddhava Gita by Swami Ambikananda Saraswati
The Final Teaching of Krishna

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Widely read, The Bhagavad Gita is a classic of world spirituality while The essential companion to The Bhagavad Gita, The Uddhava Gita has remained overlooked. This new accessible and only English translation in print of The Uddhava Gita offers a previously unexplored path to understanding Hinduism and Krishna’s wisdom. Written centuries apart, the ideas of the two dialogues are similar although their approach and contexts differ. The Bhagavad Gita is filled with the urgency of battle while The Uddhava Gita takes place on the eve of Krishna’s departure from the world. The Uddhava Gita offers the reader philosophy, sublime poetry, practical guidance, and, ultimately, hope for a more complete consciousness in which the life of the body better reflects the life of the spirit.
 

About Swami Ambikananda Saraswati

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Saraswati is a Hindu monk who has been teaching yoga and Vedanta philosophy for over 25 years.
 
Published September 28, 2002 by Ulysses Press, Seastone. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Ever since Emerson called the Bhagavad Gita "the first of books" and recommended it to his pal Henry David Thoreau, that sacred text has been the foundation of an evolving Western understanding of Indian religion.

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