The Bhagavad Gita

A Classic of Indian Spirituality
by Krishna and Eknath Easwaran | 296 pages

The classic text of Hinduism is *packed* with wisdom. In the Note, we take a super quick look at the context for the book and then jump into some powerful wisdom—including the importance of meditation, the fact that making mistakes is an inherent part of our growth process and the uber-importance of letting go of our attachment to results.

“Be fearless and pure; never waver in your determination or your dedication to the spiritual life. Give freely. Be self-controlled, sincere, truthful, loving, and full of the desire to serve… Learn to be detached and to take joy in renunciation. Do not get angry or harm any living creature, but be compassionate and gentle; show good will to all. Cultivate vigor, patience, will, purity; avoid malice and pride. Then, you will achieve your destiny.”

~ Krishna from The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is incredible.

A principal book of Hinduism, inspiration to Gandhi and overall “must-read” for any big thinking seeker, if you haven’t read it yet, I *highly* recommend you add it to your list.

(I personally love Eknath Easwaran’s translation and commentary.)

In these brief six pages, we’ll barely scratch the surface of the depth of the Gita and, as always, we’ll focus on the Big Ideas we can immediately grasp and, most importantly, apply to our lives.

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About the authors



Hindu deity

Eknath Easwaran

Easwaran taught passage meditation and his eight-point program to audiences around the world.