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Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita (3 vols.) (An Exposition of the Gita in the Light of Modern Thought and Modern Needs)

Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita (3 vols.) (An Exposition of the Gita in the Light of Modern Thought and Modern Needs)

Swami Ranganathananda

Summary: Volume one presents the first four chapters of the Gita. Every effort will be made by Swami Ranganathanandaji and the Publishers, to bring out the second and third volumes expounding the remaining fourteen chapters, in due course.

Description: A verse by verse exposition of the Gita by Swami Ranganathanandaji, President of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Articles:
The Recitation of the Vedas

Author: Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat. Translated from the French by T.K. Gopalan.

The earliest Vedic hymns testify already to a high degree of linguistic awareness of its authors. It appears for example in the play on the etymology of words. Thereafter, while the language seems to evolve relatively little, the knowledge of its structures develops considerably. Conservatism and linguistic awareness seem to go hand in hand. That could only have increased the distance between the ‘popular’ language of the non-specialists and the language of the experts in religion, since the former is always capable of a spontaneous evolution. In this situation it is important, for following the evolution of Vedic, to describe the preservationist measures which have influenced its destiny, to determine its environment that consisted of other forms of speech, to uncover the diverse and fluctuating influence of these forms of speech whose own evolution was probably much faster.... More

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