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'The Gita Way' is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. 'The Gita Way' attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and follo 'The Gita Way' is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. 'The Gita Way' attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and following the path to achieve the purpose of life. Within the framework of Vedic philosophy represented by Gita, this book explores: • How to discover the swa-bhava, the inherent natural strength of our real-self? • Is my profession aligned with my swa-bhava? What is my purpose of life? • What is the real meaning of moksha, the liberation? How the realization of individual purpose leads us to attain supreme purpose we are born to achieve. • How yoga of knowledge, karma and devotion is applied to realise self, stay on the path of the goal and attain the real purpose? Unlike other books on Bhagavad Gita, 'The Gita Way' is not a chapter wise discourse. Instead it presents deduced concepts in first place supported with relevant reference from the whole Gita. For example, in the first chapter of this book, you may get a reference of last chapter of Gita relevant to the topic of discussion. Few thought provoking quotes from the book: "Whether we are believers or non-believers, one thing is evident: that we exist. There is no disparity in the intensity of our existence, no matter who we are. I exist, and the significance of my existence is second to none." "Lack of knowledge is ignorance which creates fear." "All of us have one thing common in our respective goals: to reach the peak in whatever profession we choose. The difference is in the clarity of the goal, whether it is known or yet to be known, whether it is in dreams or in action." "Even a failure can point you in the right direction to re-approach your goal, but this is possible only if you accept failure with a stable mind." "The consciousness of self, with self-respect, drives a larger purpose. The consciousness of self, with an inflated ego, creates an illusion in the purpose of life." "Wealth is the reward of having achieved a goal; it is not the goal in itself. Even if we follow the path that is travelled by the person who has acquired wealth, we end up following his goals rather than our own." "The state of indecisiveness comes when our knowledge and intellect fail to differentiate between two choices." "There is no limit to knowledge. If we have a real quest, the whole universe is too small to explore in a lifetime. The yoga of knowledge is making knowledge work for us." "Each one of us has something unique in us. All we need is to identify that." "Joy comes from small things on the path to achieving the big purpose. This could be in the form of an accomplishment, an idea, love, a relationship, or even professional success."


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'The Gita Way' is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. 'The Gita Way' attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and follo 'The Gita Way' is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. 'The Gita Way' attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and following the path to achieve the purpose of life. Within the framework of Vedic philosophy represented by Gita, this book explores: • How to discover the swa-bhava, the inherent natural strength of our real-self? • Is my profession aligned with my swa-bhava? What is my purpose of life? • What is the real meaning of moksha, the liberation? How the realization of individual purpose leads us to attain supreme purpose we are born to achieve. • How yoga of knowledge, karma and devotion is applied to realise self, stay on the path of the goal and attain the real purpose? Unlike other books on Bhagavad Gita, 'The Gita Way' is not a chapter wise discourse. Instead it presents deduced concepts in first place supported with relevant reference from the whole Gita. For example, in the first chapter of this book, you may get a reference of last chapter of Gita relevant to the topic of discussion. Few thought provoking quotes from the book: "Whether we are believers or non-believers, one thing is evident: that we exist. There is no disparity in the intensity of our existence, no matter who we are. I exist, and the significance of my existence is second to none." "Lack of knowledge is ignorance which creates fear." "All of us have one thing common in our respective goals: to reach the peak in whatever profession we choose. The difference is in the clarity of the goal, whether it is known or yet to be known, whether it is in dreams or in action." "Even a failure can point you in the right direction to re-approach your goal, but this is possible only if you accept failure with a stable mind." "The consciousness of self, with self-respect, drives a larger purpose. The consciousness of self, with an inflated ego, creates an illusion in the purpose of life." "Wealth is the reward of having achieved a goal; it is not the goal in itself. Even if we follow the path that is travelled by the person who has acquired wealth, we end up following his goals rather than our own." "The state of indecisiveness comes when our knowledge and intellect fail to differentiate between two choices." "There is no limit to knowledge. If we have a real quest, the whole universe is too small to explore in a lifetime. The yoga of knowledge is making knowledge work for us." "Each one of us has something unique in us. All we need is to identify that." "Joy comes from small things on the path to achieving the big purpose. This could be in the form of an accomplishment, an idea, love, a relationship, or even professional success."

30 review for The Gita Way: Secret recipe to achieve the purpose of life (ebook)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Falgun

    This is one of the best book I've come across in a long time. That's saying a lot given what it has to compete with and given the times we live in, there can't be a better time for this book to get publish. This book is just awesome. It has some really spiritual parable to which we can easily correlate to. One of the best parts about this book is that just when you think it couldn't get any more entertaining or profound, it surprises you by being even more of both. Overall a great work and prese This is one of the best book I've come across in a long time. That's saying a lot given what it has to compete with and given the times we live in, there can't be a better time for this book to get publish. This book is just awesome. It has some really spiritual parable to which we can easily correlate to. One of the best parts about this book is that just when you think it couldn't get any more entertaining or profound, it surprises you by being even more of both. Overall a great work and presentation by the Authors. Highly recommended to all.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Akshita

    One of the best read of recent time,its awesome ,really something new and creative writing,Must read in today's fast pace life........... All the best for this new writer......

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tamanna

    I found this book extremely motivational. It provides solutions to everyday problems and guides a way in right direction. We can relate our daily life situations with Gita. Author has done wonderful job by explaining concept of “self-realisation” and making us understand purpose in life in Gita way. This book has given me real insights on goal-setting, developing strength and finding the right way to make the right decisions. Wonderful book, must read. Highly recommended.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Divya Swamy

    Heard a lot about the Gita and its teachings but was always skeptical to start reading it. This particular book makes so much sense from the first ten pages that you are hooked. I read and then re read it again to see how all the teachings applied to real life.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Divya

    The author may have intended to address a wide range of audience, some of whom may not be familiar with the basic tenets of Hindu philosophy.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Urvashi Tandon

    A very new and kind approach to Gita. I am glad that for the first time we aren't being religion-centric. I recommend it to all!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Suraj Patil

    long story short: Don't read if you already appreciate Gita. This book is for those who have never read the original Gita. After reading certain good books by Indian authors about Mahabharata, I thought this book would be as good. But it is not. For starters, Bhagwad Gita in it's original form is in no way a religious text, it is a purely philosophical work so there is no need for a non religious interpretation of Gita. Just stay clear of the religious translations of the epic. If you have read t long story short: Don't read if you already appreciate Gita. This book is for those who have never read the original Gita. After reading certain good books by Indian authors about Mahabharata, I thought this book would be as good. But it is not. For starters, Bhagwad Gita in it's original form is in no way a religious text, it is a purely philosophical work so there is no need for a non religious interpretation of Gita. Just stay clear of the religious translations of the epic. If you have read the Gita then there is absolutely no need to read this at all. Just a massive waste of time. But if you read Gita, don't read the translation which glorifies a single deity, such translation I'd going to be a bad one.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Saurabh

    Excellent and mind blowing conversion of Gita The book is very simple translation from Gita to practical implications of it in our real life. Both the authors have written in very nice and concious manner.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Manoj Saha

    Good technical and non-religious explanation - a very good effort to explain the Gita Way.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Abin Sreenivasan

    Good book showing the value of some Gita quotes in present life.

  11. 5 out of 5

    bharat khanna

    Good Good book for general information about gita, informative and logical. Nice for beginners about mythology and people interested about knowing gita.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mjdrean

    Oh that I could practice this with regularity. It makes so much sense.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Arun Acharya

    Not an average book that you can finish in a day or two. It is kind of working through the past and present. Analyze each chapter and follow what the author is trying to say, apply it to your life (try to relate to your material or spiritual life), and then move to next page/chapter. A bit tough mental exercise, this is a good book where the author(s) present Gita in an unusual way so that even the people having no knowledge of the original can understand concepts of life.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Divya

    I have not read any other version of the Bhagavad Gita. I picked up the current book on recommendation from my professor at IIM Bangalore. The author explains the deep philosophy of the Gita in lucid language.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sahana

    indeed thought provoking.. inspirational...of course it needs a re-reading to understand it's nuances..worth reading.a must read..the concept of explaining a holy book in an unspiritual way is worth laudable

  16. 4 out of 5

    Divya

    Overall, this is a great first book to comprehend the involved Hindu philosophy narrated in the Bhagavad Gita.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Divya

    I refer to Bhagwad Gita whenever I am confused. I find this book holds true & teaches what can't be learnt through text books. I refer to Bhagwad Gita whenever I am confused. I find this book holds true & teaches what can't be learnt through text books.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Divya

    I always liked the idea of performing and staying in present and then attaining nirvana, rather than leaving your role and responsibilities to reach the goal. The Gita explains just that.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Divya

    The author has taken the essential teachings of gita and explained them in simple terms...excellent for starters and for one to keep coming back to.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Divya

    Need for every one to read this Gita.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sarina Reekie

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jimmie Pectol

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jaye Armagost

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hien Lanter

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ivana Gillham

  26. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn Sansburn

  27. 5 out of 5

    Fallon Litt

  28. 4 out of 5

    Angelyaqi

  29. 5 out of 5

    deepa agarwal

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gregoria Humston

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