A More Ardent Fire

From Everyday Love to Love of God

This selection from Easwaran's magnum opus "The Bhagavad Gita For Daily Living" is his commentary on the chapter on devotion – The Way of Love.

Easwaran offers practical wisdom, stories, and insights to guide us through the challenges of everyday love. Our deepest need is to love completely, universally, without reservation – in other words, to become love itself.

The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living (three volumes) is Easwaran's verse-by-verse commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. Volume Two, Like a Thousand Suns, has as its last chapter "The Way of Love." A More Ardent Fire is this last chapter, with a new introduction. 

This compact book makes a neat gift. 

Easwaran employs the sweetest and gentlest of prose, as well as draws upon his own personal experiences to convey some of the greatest of universal truths . . . (He) analyzes the emotion of love as meticulously as a scientist does the workings of a microorganism within the human body . . . It is definitely a manual for wiser living.

India West

Much like his other books: gentle, humorous, succinct, and clearly written. Here, he analyzes Chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita where Lord Krishna explains the Way of Love (as opposed to the Way of Knowledge, which is an impersonal way to achieve union with the more abstract form of God). Both Ways will take you to God, but the Way of Love is much more practical for your everyday person to follow to eradicate self-centeredness and sense of separation. The lines from the Bhagavad Gita are beautiful, and Easwaran lingers on them, chapter by chapter. A good, thought-provoking read.