Will the Real Bhagavad Gita Please Stand Up?
The Bhagavad Gita is so rich and versatile that it tends to take on the character of the translator or commentator:
Give it to an historian and you get history. (Feuerstein)
Give it to a Bhakti (yoga of love) devotee and you get love. (Schweig)
Give it to a teacher of dharma (life purpose) and you get life purpose. (Cope)
Give it to a social activist and you get social activism. (Gandhi)
Give it to a psychologist and you get psychology. (Dass)
Give it to a believer and you get religion. (Prabhupada)
Give it to a poet and you get poetry. (Mitchell)
Give it to a literature professor, and you get literature. (Easwaran)
Give it to a businessman and you get leadership. (Chatterjee)
This is a far as I’ve personally gotten. Others?
Bob Weisenberg is Editor of Best of Yoga Philosophy and former Yoga Editor & Assoc. Publisher of elephant journal. He is the author of Yoga Demystified, Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell, and Leadership Is Like Tennis, Not Egyptology. as well as Co-editor of Yoga in America and a contributor to The Poetry of Yoga. Contact Bob at facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.