In Volume 1, The End of Sorrow, Chapters 1–6 of the Gita explore the concept of the innermost Self and source of wisdom in each of us. Easwaran explains how we can begin to transform ourselves through spiritual practice, even as householders engaged in busy lives.
In Volume 2, Like a Thousand Suns, Chapters 7–12 go beyond the individual Self and investigate the Supreme Reality that underlies all creation. Easwaran addresses the themes of selfless service and devotion, and explains how the concept of the unity of life can help us in all our relationships.
In Volume 3, To Love Is to Know Me, Chapters 13–18 put forth an urgent appeal for us to begin to see that all of us are one. Global in scope, the emphasis is on what we can do to make a difference to heal our environment and establish peace in the world.
We hope you’ll read all three volumes to explore Easwaran’s commentary on the whole of the Gita and discover the full range of his teachings. Each volume also includes Easwaran’s explanation of the verses that form a key passage for meditation from the Gita. If you love meditating on those passages, then chapters 2, 12, and 18 will be real gems for you! Each book also features an extensive index, which is an invaluable resource for finding Easwaran’s teachings on specific topics.
“The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living” for 2020
Today there is an urgent need for such a manual. We see this reflected in our newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and television programs, but most of all in our daily living. Life has never seemed more futile. In spite of all our technological advances and material prosperity, we have no peace of mind and live in fear and anger in the midst of increasing violence. We are caught in the lurid dream that the pursuit of pleasure will lead us to joy, the pursuit of profit will lead us to security, and most of us have no other purpose in life than this driving urge to bring about our own private fulfillment even if it is at the expense of other persons, races, or countries.
The Bhagavad Gita shows us how we can awaken from this dream.
With this latest release the Press Team is offering a modern edition for 2020 of Easwaran’s magnum opus. The newly designed covers will hopefully attract the attention of a broad readership for Easwaran, and at the same time they honor his classic, timeless style. The text includes some minor revisions in line with the instructions that Easwaran left for his editors.
The printed copies of the books are available in both hardback and paperback. The Press Team were able to find a way to print the books so that the hardbacks are not much more expensive than the paperbacks, so readers will hopefully find both versions to be financially accessible. For readers who prefer to read on their devices, the ebook contains all three volumes.
Readers sometimes ask us where they should order their books. It doesn't matter to the BMCM whether you buy from your favorite online or local bookstore. For a book which has not yet been released, it does help that book's online visibility if you decide to pre-order the book from an online retailer.