The UUCLC Lending Library’s book of the month for October 2011 is “The Bhagavad-Gita,” translated by Barbara Stoler Miller. The “Bhagavad-Gita” has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Ghandi and T.S. Eliot.
Set on an ancient battlefield where the armies of rival cousins stand ready to fight, the “Bhagavad-Gita” recounts the epic tale of the warrior-prince Arjuna as he confronts universal moral dilemmas. What is the purpose or justification for war? Where does the right path of action lie when one duty conflicts with another?
Gradually, through the intercession of his charioteer, the god Krishna, Arjuna is led to a higher understanding of the spiritual nature of man and the world. This Quality Paperback Book Club edition of “The Bhagavad-Gita” is part of the Mystical Classics of the World series.
UUCLC Lending Library