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"Best" Translation of the Bhagavad Gita?

PeacefulChaos
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1/14/2016 1:14:00 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
I met a monk who gave me a book called "Bhagavad Gita As It Is," and it claims to be the best translation there is, as it sticks true to the teachings of Lord Krishna; however, does anyone know of other translations out there that might be good?

In particular, I'm wondering if there's an online version of the Bhagavad Gita that is transliterated so I can make my own judgements of the text and compare it to what is written in this book. I like seeing things from multiple perspectives.

Any thoughts?
tstor
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1/14/2016 1:21:02 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/14/2016 1:14:00 AM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
I met a monk who gave me a book called "Bhagavad Gita As It Is," and it claims to be the best translation there is, as it sticks true to the teachings of Lord Krishna; however, does anyone know of other translations out there that might be good?

In particular, I'm wondering if there's an online version of the Bhagavad Gita that is transliterated so I can make my own judgements of the text and compare it to what is written in this book. I like seeing things from multiple perspectives.

Any thoughts?
I use the Eknath Easwaran translation. It has some good commentary in it as well.

It is for sale here:
http://www.amazon.com...
"The afternoon came down as imperceptibly as age comes to a happy man. A little gold entered into the sunlight. The bay became bluer and dimpled with shore-wind ripples. Those lonely fishermen who believe that the fish bite at high tide left their rocks, and their places were taken by others, who were convinced that the fish bite at low tide." (John Steinbeck; Tortilla Flat, 1935)
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1/14/2016 1:31:10 AM
Posted: 10 months ago
At 1/14/2016 1:21:02 AM, tstor wrote:
At 1/14/2016 1:14:00 AM, PeacefulChaos wrote:
I met a monk who gave me a book called "Bhagavad Gita As It Is," and it claims to be the best translation there is, as it sticks true to the teachings of Lord Krishna; however, does anyone know of other translations out there that might be good?

In particular, I'm wondering if there's an online version of the Bhagavad Gita that is transliterated so I can make my own judgements of the text and compare it to what is written in this book. I like seeing things from multiple perspectives.

Any thoughts?
I use the Eknath Easwaran translation. It has some good commentary in it as well.

It is for sale here:
http://www.amazon.com...

Thanks