Universal Gita

ISBN-10: 0812691296

ISBN-13: 9780812691290

Edition: N/A

Authors: Eric J. Sharpe

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The Bhagavad Gita influenced Western writers like Southey, Emerson and Thoreau and as a result of these interpretations, became popularized in India. This book analyzes this Westernized Hinduism and examines such groups as the Hare Krishna movement and German National Socialists.
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Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 188
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
The First Translation
'One of the greatest curiosities ever presented to the literary world'p. 3
'The essence of all Shastrus'p. 11
Romantics and Transcendentalists
'A more comprehensive soul'p. 15
'The first of books'p. 20
'In every man's brain is the Sanscrit'p. 26
Missionaries and Mystics
'There are wounds within, which Hindooism cannot heal'p. 32
'The odious indifference of these orientals'p. 40
'Ce livre est probablement le plus beau qui soit sorti de la main des hommes'p. 43
Theories of Origin
'More than a mere hypothesis'p. 47
'A rather popular and exoteric exposition of Vedantic doctrines'p. 51
'So have I read this wonderful and spirit-thrilling speech'p. 60
Renaissance, Radicalism and Theosophy
'A common and well-read scripture for the whole of educated India'p. 67
'Our chief national heritage'p. 77
'The Krishna stories belong to what is least admirable and moral in Indian religious literature'p. 83
'The book of the philosophy of the Logos'p. 88
'A clear-tongued prophecy of Christ'p. 96
Gandhi's Gita
'Understand in order that you may act'p. 103
'The real facts'p. 110
'That interpretation is not true which conflicts with Truth'p. 113
Rudolf Otto, J.W. Hauer and T.S. Eliot
'The original Gita'p. 123
'Dem kampfende Geschlechte'p. 126
'Fare forward, travellers!'p. 132
The Gita and the Counter-Culture
'The interchange of vibration'p. 136
'Krishna with his Magic Mantra'p. 141
Ethical Monotheism and Social Caste
'Growing acquaintance with the Spiritual East'p. 148
'The tactics of the author of the Gita can no longer succeed'p. 156
Conclusionp. 165
Glossaryp. 176
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 185
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