The Gītā for the Twenty-First Century


by Satya P. Agarwal

This version of the Bhagavad Gītā explains how the message of social service has been derived from this universal scripture. And it can be understood by all from a rational and non-sectarian angle. This text is written simply with a clear understanding of the teachings so that anyone with an open mind, from teens to adults, can obtain a clear understanding of the teachings that will enable them to work for the good of society as well as themselves. more details in product description

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by Satya P. Agarwal

From the Foreword:

In today's world of societal conflicts and general chaos, one must find some inner understanding of what to do with his or her life: some kind of message or direction to show how each individual can contribute to society. This message of individuals helping others, known in Sanskrit as Lokasamgraha, is exactly what we have found in Dr. Satya P. Agarwal's weekly lectures on the Gītā. We are two high school students who, beginning in 2001,  started attending the lectures by our grandfather at the Greater Baltimore Temple in hopes of gaining some guidance on developing our own beliefs and understandings. What we discovered was a worldwide message of social cooperation for the betterment of humanity as a whole, and through this, the betterment of individuals...This book, The Gītā for the Twenty-First Century, will surely be of great benefit to all open-minded readers of the twenty-first century.

From the Preface:

Although I wrote several books on the Gītā during the last decade of the twentieth century, the terrorist attacks of 2001 signaled the need for yet another version which can make accessible to all, the Gītā's message of social service, aimed at bringing about world peace and harmony. Simultaneously, thousands of parents and grandparents in different parts of the world had provided feedback to my earlier publications, highlighting the need for a Gītā-version which, remaining faithful to the original text, would be easily understandable to high school students.  My desire to respond to both these sources of inspiration through a single book ... determined the broad content and structure of this new book on the Gītā.

Paperback from India, 157 pages including Notes and Index. Indian edition covers may have slight to moderate marks.