Bhagavadgita (Dover Thrift Editions) by Sir Edwin Arnold

By Sir Edwin Arnold

Written within the type of a poetic discussion, it probes Hindu options of the character of God and what guy should still do to arrive him, delivering a desirable synopsis of the non secular idea and event of India throughout the a long time. This variation bargains the vintage English verse translation by way of Sir Edwin Arnold (1832–1904). Explanatory footnotes.

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Thou seest Me as Time who kills, The BHAGAVAD−GITA 36 The BHAGAVAD−GITA Time who brings all to doom, The Slayer Time, Ancient of Days, come hither to consume; Excepting thee, of all these hosts of hostile chiefs arrayed, There stands not one shall leave alive the battlefield! Dismayed No longer be! Arise! obtain renown! destroy thy foes! Fight for the kingdom waiting thee when thou hast vanquished those. By Me they fall− not thee! the stroke of death is dealt them now, Even as they show thus gallantly; My instrument art thou!

For its leaves Are green and waving hymns which whisper Truth! Who knows the Aswattha, knows Veds, and all. Its branches shoot to heaven and sink to earth, Even as the deeds of men, which take their birth From qualities: its silver sprays and blooms, And all the eager verdure of its girth, Leap to quick life at kiss of sun and air, As men's lives quicken to the temptings fair Of wooing sense: its hanging rootlets seek The soil beneath, helping to hold it there, As actions wrought amid this world of men Bind them by ever−tightening bonds again.

There is a food which brings Force, substance, strength, and health, and joy to live, Being well−seasoned, cordial, comforting, The "Soothfast" meat. And there be foods which bring Aches and unrests, and burning blood, and grief Being too biting, heating, salt, and sharp, And therefore craved by too strong appetite. " Thus with rites;− A sacrifice not for rewardment made, Offered in rightful wise, when he who vows Sayeth, with heart devout, "This I should do! Is "Soothfast" rite. But sacrifice for gain, The BHAGAVAD−GITA 51 The BHAGAVAD−GITA Offered for good repute, be sure that this, O Best of Bharatas!

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