Bhagavad Gita is a sacred scripture of epic dimension and is the gospel of Hinduism. It means the "Song of God" and is often called the "Song Celestial". Alan Jacobs has succeeded in revitalizing the ancient text into a form which reveals the full majesty of this magnificent scripture as well as its practical message for today's men and women. The outdated English of Sir Edwin Arnold's fine poetic translation in 1855 has been transformed and given clear meaning. It has also been expanded to reinforce the poetic imagery using contemporary free verse based on innovative metaphors. It is mandala poetry - each verse is a mandala for meditation. It is like a great symphony.
Each chapter relates to the last but leads on to the Coda. The Gita is to be enjoyed - one should not puzzle too much over philosophy. Alan Jacobsís incisive philosophic commentary dusts off the archaism of 1500 years and restores the text as a transforming instrument pointing to the way for self-realization.