The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive
A Radical Translation by Jeffrey Armstrong | Kavindra Rishi
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The Bhagavad Gita is India’s (Bharat) most celebrated and enlightening spiritual text...
Set over 7,500 years ago on the verge of an epic battle, the Gita is a unique and enthralling philosophical conversation between the Supreme Being Shri Krishna and his dear friend, the mighty warrior, Arjuna.
Although there have been hundreds of English translations of the Bhagavad Gita since 1785, poet and scholar Jeffrey Armstrong’s The Bhagavad Gita Comes Alive: A Radical Translation is the first version to decolonize the language and bring this monumental text back to its Sanskrit roots and its deep spiritual intent.
The difference is transformative.
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“There has long been demand for a version of the Gita that corrects distortions. With this translation by Jeffrey Armstrong, who deeply understands the connotations and subtle connections of the Sanskrit terms around which the Gita revolves, we finally have an extensive and profound English version of the Bhagavad Gita.”
Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)
Padma Bhushan American Hindu scholar who was awarded India’s third highest civilian honour, Padma Bhushan, by the Indian government
Kavindra Rishi has produced a masterly translation of the great spiritual treatise Bhagavad Gita, carefully preserving its intended meaning by retaining many original Sanskrit terms that have no direct English equivalents. By unpacking the transcendental terminology of that ancient language into lucid prose, Kavindra enables the reader to unlock the profound messages delivered by Shri Krishna, which are so often obscured by other versions.
Vedic Scholar and Author of the world’s best-selling English retellings of Mahabharata, Ramayana and Srimad Bhagavatam.
Only a uniquely qualified scribe could have completed the task of creating an edition that is true to its meaning, making it not only "translational" but “transformational.” Kavindraji has precisely done that. With this version he will nourish millions in their spiritual evolution, securing his place in the illustrious lineage of Maha Rishi Veda Vyasa.
Pt Satish K Sharma
MBCS FRSA, General Secretary National Council of Hindu Temples (UK), President Global Hindu Federation, Chair British Board of Dharmic Scholars.
This is not just yet another translation of Bhagwat Gita, but it is the best English one there is. Only recently after the intellectual churning of the internet, the western world has the vocabulary, sophistication of thought, and ability to comprehend the timeless wisdom that is encapsulated in the Gita. I can think of no one better suited for this lifetime's work than Jeffrey Armstrong with his deep knowledge of Sanskrit & Hindu culture arising from spiritual practices. It is divine destiny that he commenced this effort, coming from an English literary background and having lived as a child of not one, but three cultures.
Rajesh Acharya, B.Arch., MRAIC, COA, LEED AP
Kavindraji has captured the timeless message of the Geeta, in fewest words rooted in their true purport, in a way that a seeker of knowledge and pursuer of wisdom can easily understand, put into action and elevate oneself closer to divinity.
Dr. Abhijit Prabhakar Phadnis,
The Bhagavad Gita is a great practical, philosophical, and spiritual guidance to future generations. Mr. Jeffrey Armstrong’s wonderful work and accurate translation of the dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, in a simple practical way, will guide not only the layman but the students and scholars of philosophy as well. I think everyone will love this book.
Dr. Vasant Lad
BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician, Author of Ayurveda: Science of Self-Healing, Textbook of Ayurveda series and more.
Kavindra Rishi captures the essence of the Bhagavad Gita and provides a means that allows us to imbibe the message of this classic text quickly and efficiently. It is a message that is as ancient as time itself, and from beyond our mundane perception. In this edition by Kavindra Rishi, we can attain the deep insights to get a better understanding of who we are and our purpose for being here, which itself is a rare treasure.
Past President of the Vedic Friends Association, lecturer and author of nearly 50 books on India and its spiritual culture, including Bhakti-yoga: The Easy Path of Devotional Yoga.
The Bhagavad Gita is the book for all times, but especially ours when we are dealing with the crisis of alienation and meaning in the Age of Machines. Jeffrey Armstrong has brought all his skills as an accomplished poet to produce a wonderful translation that speaks directly to the reader.
Ph. D., Regents Professor at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. Author of Mind and Self, Matter and Mind, The Circle of Memory and other books.
The Bhagavad Gita has been translated in many languages with hundreds of editions written by scholars all over the world. The natural question is, do we need another interpretive edition? After reviewing this publication, the answer is absolutely yes!
Arun K Garg, Ph.D., MD
Consultant Physician, Founding Chair Canada India Network Society.