About the Book:

"N o knowledge is to be found without seeking, no tranquillity without travail, no happiness except through tribulation. Every seeker has, at one time or another, to pass through a conflict of duties, a heart-churning."

Bhagavad Gita is the manifestation of the entire Hindu religion in one book, and the quintessential translation done by none other than the Mahatma, captures the text in its sense and spirit.

Anasakti Yoga, as Mahatma Gandhi liked to call it, is a book that shows a way to attain self-realization. Gandhi writes, "Gita shows the virtue of self-surrender and selfless devotion.

All actions bind the self, but if all are dedicated to the Lord  they do not bind, rather they release him.

H e who has thus extinguished the "self" or the thought of ‘I’ and who acts as ever in the great witness’ eye, will never sin nor err. The self-sense is at the root of all error or sin. Where the ‘I’ has been extinguished, there is no sin." This unique and very special edition of Bhagavad Gita has been compiled and presented as a commemoration of India's Prime Minister ShriNarendraModi's gift to the then President of the United States of America, Mr Barack Obama in 2014 during his US visit.

As Shri Modi presents Gita to the leaders of the world, over a billion people find peace and purpose in these words of Krishna through Gandhi.

This Enhanced Edition includes:
Introduction by M K Gandhi
Barack Obama's Speech in the Indian Parliament

About the Author :

M ohandas Karamchand Gandhi (2 October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the leader of the Indian independence movement in British ruled India. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. The honorific Mahatma (Sanskrit: “high souled”, “venerable”)—applied to him first in 1914 in South Africa—is now used worldwide. In India, he is also called Bapu (Gujarati: term of endearment for “father”) and Gandhiji. He is unofficially called the Father of the Nation.

Assuming leadership of the Indian National Congress in 1921, Gandhiji led nationwide campaigns to ease poverty, expand women’s rights, build religious and ethnic amity, end untouchability and above all, to achieve Swaraj, or self rule.

H e attempted to practise nonviolence and truth in all situations, and advocated that others do the same. He lived modestly in a self sufficient residential community and wore the traditional Indian dhoti and shawl, woven with yarn that was hand spun on a charkha. He ate simple vegetarian food, and also undertook long fasts as a means of self purification as well as social protest.

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, 2 October, is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence.

Influence of Gita

Swami Vivekananda

Jawaharlal Nehru

J. Robert Oppenheimer

Hermann Hesse

Sri Aurobindo

Aldous Huxley

Shri Narendra Modi

Barack Obama

Anasakti Yoga

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