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Re: Bhagavad Gita

Sharat Parameswaran (ratman@merle.acns.nwu.edu) wrote:
: Can anyone recommend a good copy of the Bhagavad Gita with explanation/
: commentary included?  I was very turned off by Swami Prabhupada's (sp?) 
: version.  Any recommendations?  If there's anyone out there?

	Well, I read one in English that I thought was pretty good.  It's
J.A.B. van Buitenen's translation and it's called:
		The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata

	It's a pure translation(diacritic Sanskrit on the left page,
English on the right), with synopsis and commentary at the beginning.  All
of the commentary is scholarly(that is, it doesn't prefer certain beliefs
that different audiences may have).....I think that it, therefore, allows
one to read it unbiased and draw one's own conclusions from it.


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	to come out of hibernation!  I mean, seriously, why is this
	explicit alt.religion.hinduism would get more subscribers?
	I know that this newsgroup was hard to find; and I think it's

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