Śrimad Bhagavadgita - Holy Song of the Lord

Śrīmad Bhagavadgītā is the basic scripture of Yoga and Indian philosophy. It was taught by Shri Krishna to Arjuna at the very beginning of the great Mahabharata battle. The main hero, Arjuna finds himself in a situation, in which he has to fight against his own relatives and gurus. Heartbroken, he receives the teaching from Bhagavan Shri Krishna who, as his charioteer, reveals the secrets of Yoga. In each of 18 chapters a different way of Yoga is taught. At last, Shri Krishna convinces him to never abandon his duty - fighting in order to protect Dharma (righteousness). 

The Polish translation by Dr. Anna Rucińska is considered as one of the most acurate among all Polish translations. Not only does it faithfully reproduce the original content, but also the natural meter and melody of the Sanskrit language. The style of Polish rendering is moderately archaic. The book contains valuable explanations elaborated accordining to the same line as the commentary of venerable Madhusudana Saraswati, a 16th-century Indian advaitic philosopher. This is a true pearl for both amateurs of India’s spiritual knowledge and accademic indologists.

Numerous Polish translations of the Bhagavad Gita, including this one, are available here on the Polish website dedicated to the Śrīmad Bhagavadgītā. A comparison of selected Polish translations was made by Alicja Łazowska in (Przegląd Orientalistyczny [Review of the Oriental Studies], no.: 3-4, 2008, pp: 137-152). The author compared eight various translations, including the one of Dr. Anna Rucińska, highlighting its unique features.   

Book's details:

Title: Śrimad Bhagawadgita - Święta Pieśń Pana. W myśl komentarza czcigodnego Madhusudany Saraswatiego odczytana [Śrimad Bhagavadgītā – the Holy Song of the Lord. Read along to the commentary of venerable Madhusudan Saraswati]

Original title: श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता 

Author (Translation from Sanskrit): Anna Rucińska

ISBN: 978-83-938477-2-3 (soft cover),  978-83-938477-7-8 (hard cover)

Publisher: Foundation Vivaswan (third edition, 2014)

First edition: Wydawnictwo Sawitar 2002

Cost: 40 PLN (soft cover), 50 PLN (hard cover)

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