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As It Is
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A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
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1972, 1997
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Collier Books
A masterpiece of scriptural literature, Bhagavad-gita is a sacred "song" in the form of a battlefield dialogue between the Lord Sri Krsna and Arjuna, His friend and disciple. Krshna, acting as Arjuna's adviser, instructs him in the science of self-realization, teaching him how to live as a devotee of the Lord and to thus reach the eternal spiritual world while continuing to perform his earthly duties.

Srila Prabhupada's Gita, completely new in its authenticity, is addressed to all humanity, for it clearly teaches the purpose of the human form of life-to cultivate spiritual knowledge. This edition of the work presents this knowledge as it was originally handed down, without being adulterated by philosophical interpretation. It is fully indexed and cross-referenced and is illustrated with forty-four magnificent full-color paintings-orignal works painted especially for this volume to depict events in the Gita and exemplify the teachings of Krsna. Containing the original Sanskrit text, Roman transliterations, English synonyms, translation and commentary, Bhagavad-gita As It Is is the most complete and authoritative transmission of this timeless scripture in print and the only one that does not obscure the true spirit of Krsna's teachings.

"By bringing us a new and living interpretation of a text already known to many, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has increased our understanding manyfold."
-- Professor Edward C. Dimock, Jr.
Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization, U of Chicago

His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the leading exponent of the science of Krsna consciousness in the West and the world's most distinguished teacher of Vedic religion and thought, is the author of Srimad-Bhagavatum, Krsna and many other English versions of Vedic literature. He is a fully self-realized devotee of Lord Krsna and is the latest disciple in a succession that originally began with Krsna Himself. He is the founder and spiritual master of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness, which now has centers in major cities throughout the world.