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Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita:
Ancient Truths for Our Modern World

Over 5,000 years old, the Bhagavad Gita is written as a tale set on a battlefield, a metaphor for the battles all humans face as they live, grow, age, and die. In Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita, longtime student and teacher of the Bhagavad Gita, Jack Hawley has done away with the sometimes-baffling story, extracting the pure wisdom and organizing it into helpful categories that are perfect for reading and study.

Chapters address five important questions spiritual seekers have been grappling with for millennia: Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Who, or what, is God? What should my relationship be with the Divine? Is it possible to live a fulfilled life in a world that doesn’t seem to support it? Within each chapter are short extracts from the ancient text, arranged under headings that are relevant to today’s readers, such as “Know the Real You,” “Be Active in the World,” and “Develop Spiritual Vision.”

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The Essential Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

LGH, Prashanthi Nilayam, India

“If you’re seeking a primer for everyday spirituality in a handy package, this version of the Gita is for you. It’s ultimate value is that it brings these profound spiritual and moral principles to so many around the world.”

Amazon Review

“This is your Gita in a nutshell. Although it will function as lecture notes for you, while your copy of Gita for Westerners is like a textbook. Do not hesitate to read The Essential Wisdom as well as Gita. The Essential Wisdom offers a birds view of a complex story, which is helpful, given that it will take most of us a whole lifetime to understand all of the teachings contained within Gita.”

Amazon Review

“This book is incredible, I’m so thankful that I read it after the Bhagavad Gita for Westerners. This book cements the key points and really helps understanding.”

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