Sāra-samanvitā. Sanskrit text with English Translation and Summary.
Translation and Summary
High quality edition with slip case, bound in elegant buckram fabric with a specially embossed cover picture, two color print, printed endpaper, and round edges.
The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient text which was spoken by Lord Sri Krsna to His friend Arjuna more than 5000 years ago. They both belonged to a society which adhered to the principles of varnasrama-dharma—a social system based on injunctions or moral codes from the teachings of the Vedas and Smrtis. The instructions given herein are most relevant even today.
Author: Veda Vyāsa
Translation and copyright: Satyanarayana Dasa
Satyanarayana Dasa, born in 1954, was drawn to the spiritual traditions of his home country India since his childhood. After receiving a postgraduate degree in 1978 from IIT Delhi and working in the United States for four years, he returned to India. There he studied the formal systems of Indian philosophy known as Ṣaḍ-darśana under the direct guidance of his guru Śrī Haridāsa Śāstrī Mahārāja and Swami Syama Saraṇa Maharaja.
This education was taken up in the traditional manner for more than 25 years, while he dedicated himself as a practitioner of bhakti yoga. In 1991 he accepted the traditional Vaiṣṇava order of renounced life, bābājī-veṣa. His main focus has been with the works of Jiva Gosvami, particularly on translating the Ṣaṭ Sandarbhas, into English and commenting on them. He also earned four śāstric degrees, and received both a law degree and a PhD in Sanskrit from Agra University.
Satyanarayana Dasa is the director of the Jiva Institute of Vaishnava Studies in Vrindavan, India. He is a visiting professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In 2013 he was honored by the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee, for his extraordinary contribution in presenting Vedic culture and philosophy, both nationally and internationally.
Cover: Hardbound + Slip case
Language: English and Sanskrit
Page count: 356
Publication date: 2015
Subtitle Sāra-samanvitā. Sanskrit text with English Translation and Summary.
Edition: Second revised edition, 3000 copies
Page format: 108 / 175 mm
Text area: 84 / 151 mm
Used software: XeLaTeX, TeXlive2013; Editpad Pro, PowerGREP; Ruby scripts for encoding conversion
Print: Offset, 2/2-coloured black and special color
Book paper: DuO Oktav, non-aging, acid-free, FSC-certified wood-free 60 g/m² book paper, white, bulk factor 1,18 from Ernst A. Geese GmbH, Henstedt-Ulzburg (Germany)
Binding: Kaliko Eurobuckraum 404/520 (book cloth and slipcase), thread sewn, Schleipen Vorsatz gerippt (endpapers), round back, head- and tailband
Printing and binding: Kösel GmbH & Co. KG, Altusried-Krugzell (Germany)
Used fonts Minion Pro 9 pt and Skolar Devanagari 9 pt, Rosetta Type Foundry, linespread 1.0 / 1.1
The heart of a spiritualist is like a clean mirror. Mirror does not store the samskaras of the objects that reflect in it. A spiritualist can remember his experiences but they do not have any emotional power over him.
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