The physicist Leo Szilard once told a friend he intended to keep a diary "to record the facts for God". "Don't you think God knows the facts?" his friend asked. "Yes," said Szilard, "He knows the facts, but He does not know this version of the facts".
Perhaps, this is what best describes this book - Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times: Secrets to Attaining Inner Peace and Harmony by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha - a unique commentary on the Gita with parallels from everyday life.
We all know or have heard the venerable teachings of the Gita, but we do not know how to apply it to our busy lifestyles. We cram myriad activities in our daily schedule, and easily discard much that does not contribute to our kind of living.
Most often, The Bhagavad Gita adorns personal bookshelves, but remains there gathering dust for posterity. Although aware of its profound wisdom, no one has the leisure to ruminate on its teachings and apply it for betterment or empowerment.
Swami Sadashiva Tirtha does that for us. With his acumen, deep insight, and clarity of thought, he elucidates the verses of the Gita in the language of modern times, lifting theory off the page and creating an at-home Gita seminar for one person, the entire family, or study group.
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