Krishna the Charioteer – Mohini Mohan Dhar (1919)


Krishna the Charioteer – Mohini Mohan Dhar (1919)


Title: Krishna the Charioteer, or the Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

Author: Mohini Mohan Dhar

Publisher: The Theosophical Publishing House, London, 1919. Second edition.

Condition: Hardcover, good. Slight fading and some foxing especially to edges. Binding tight. 186pp.

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An easy-to-read summary and analysis of the Bhagavad Gita.

About the Gita (from Wikipedia):

The Bhagavad Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata (chapters 23–40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). The Bhagavad Gita has been highly praised numerous times not only by Indians but also people like Aldous Huxley, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, Bulent Ecevit, Hermann Hesse, and others.

The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is counselled by Lord Krishna to “fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty as a warrior and establish Dharma.

The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, the yogic idealsof moksha through jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga (spoken of in the 6th chapter) and Samkhya philosophy. It is a Bhagavata explanation of the Purusha Sukta and the Purushamedha Srauta yajna described in the Satapatha Brahmana.