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- DescriptionBhagavad Gita, the classic dialogue between Lord Krisna and his disciple, Arjuna, takes place in the famous ancient Indian epic, Mahabharata. It reveals the path to realizing ultimate wisdom and the absolute truth of the universe. Forming the fundamental core of ancient India's five-thousand-year wisdom culture, Bhagavad Gita has been widely circulated and is an important part of the history of wisdom among world civilizations. Master Liu Zhankui's Bhagavad Gita: A Complete Commentary (a four-volume set) is the first Chinese commentary to interpret the ancient Indian wisdom classic, Bhagavad Gita, in its full depth. His masterful interpretation mediates between the essence of Chinese and Indian wisdom cultures, while painstakingly rescuing the original meaning of Krishna's work through a series of translations, interpretations, explanations and corrections. The Complete Commentary restores Krishna's advice to the world on how to practice and realize eternal truth and ultimate wisdom. Unlike other translators, authors, and religious scholars, who have written general interpretations of Bhagavad Gita, Mr. Liu Zhankui is a spiritual master who has personally realized the wisdom truth described in the Bhagavad Gita through years of body and mind cultivation. Since wisdom cultures have difference in ancient and modern times or across the borders, a true master himself, Mr. Liu Zhankui is able to communicate the essence of the wisdom cultures of these two great nations with translations and interpretations that faithfully reproduce the literary creativity and the methods for inheriting the true wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita: A Complete Commentary breaks the shackles of traditional research methods that have confined the Bhagavad Gita to arbitrary categories of either literature or philosophy or religion. Mr. Liu Zhankui excavates the symbolic contations hidden in the romantic expressions, personifications, hyperbole, metaphors and other creative techniques used in the Bhagavad Gita. His interpretation employs a combination of literal translation and paraphrase enhanced by beautifully rhythmic prose. By closely integrating its interpretations with real life, the Commentary traces the source of life, expounds on the Dao of life, and reveals the original nature of wisdom education culture to the world. This book also provides a story sypsis of the Bhagavad Gita and Mahabharata, fully introduces and elucidates the cultural and social background of the wisdom tradition in ancient India, and rightfully positions the Bhagavad Gita as the classic epic of ancient Indian wisdom culture. Great Chinese wisdom classics such as the Daodejing, Zhuangzi, and the Diamond Sutra are extensively quoted and comparative interpretations help the reader to better understand, digest and master the cultural essence of the Bhagavad Gita and oriental wisdom in general. This commentary, a rare and excellent work, reveals the essence and secrets hidden in the ancient Hindu wisdom scripture in beautiful and authentic modern Chinese. The fluent language, magnificent leveled order, and general rhythm of its prose makes this commentary easy and enjoyable for readers of any level to understand and recite. The context is clear and elegant, pure and beautiful, vigorous and heart-warming. This commentary stands apart from other Chinese translations by its rare quality and the accuracy with which it approaches the real meaning of the Bhagavad Gita. Book Four covers the 17-18 Chapters of the original Bhagavad Gita.
- Author(s)Zhankui Liu
- PublisherAwakening Light Press
- Date of Publication02/10/2013
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAwakening Light Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight621 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards,With dust jacket
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