ART OF LIFE: TIMELESS WISDOM FROM THE GITA

by J.S. Mishra

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2928-4
  2. Pages: 304 pages
  3. Date: August 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The Bhagavad Gita, popularly known as the Gita, is the ‘Sacred Song of God’. In its seven hundred shlokas, the ecstatic joy of devotion, importance of equanimity and the relationship of man with God are described in the most precise poetic language.
The Gita, recited by Krishna to Arjuna as an exhortation while war rages around them, subtly raises the question of whether action or renunciation of action is better, and concludes that the path of action (Karmayoga) is better. At the end, Arjuna declares that his delusions have been destroyed and doubts dispelled, and he is convinced to carry out his duty and follow the path of action.
The message of the Gita is as relevant to the present-day Kurukshetra of daily challenges and opportunities as it was for Arjuna in the great war of the Mahabharata. Art of Life: Timeless Wisdom from the Gita offers a clear understanding of the profound wisdom contained in the Bhagavad Gita, in simple and lucid language.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

A civil engineer from IIT Roorkee, and an Indian Administrative Service officer, J.S. Mishra has published five collections of Hindi poems—Yeh Dhoop Chhanv, Yeh Aakarshan; Ho Himalaya Naya, Ab Ho Ganga Nayi; Chand Sirhane Rakh; Banh Kholo, Udo Mukta Aakash Mein and Bas Yehi Swapna, Bas Yehi Lagan, and four widely acclaimed books—A Quest for Dream Cities; Mahakumbh: The Greatest Show on Earth, Happiness is a Choice—Choose to Be Happy and 24×7 Anand Hi Anand. He has received numerous state honours, citations and certificates for his meritorious and scholarly achievements.

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