Which translation(s) of the Bhagavad Gita should I read?

neko, modified 4 Years ago at 9/30/17 5:24 AM
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Which translation(s) of the Bhagavad Gita should I read?

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Which translation(s) of the Bhagavad Gita should I read?

I am looking for something that has

1 - the complete text, not selected verses, and

2 - ideally, the original sanskrit text included. Extra points if it is transliterated into the Latin alphabet.

Some commentary would be appreciated. I would be comfortable with working on multiple books / translations at the same time, if all of the above cannot be found in just one book.
Derek2, modified 4 Years ago at 9/30/17 8:22 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagavad_Gita_(Sargeant)
neko, modified 4 Years ago at 9/30/17 8:23 AM
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Derek2:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagavad_Gita_(Sargeant)


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neko, modified 4 Years ago at 10/1/17 2:44 AM
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Is there anything like this (an interlinear word-per-word translation) for the principal Upanishads?
neko, modified 4 Years ago at 10/1/17 4:08 AM
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neko:
Is there anything like this (an interlinear word-per-word translation) for the principal Upanishads?


The translation by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan comes close in approach and seems to be of very good quality.
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(D Z) Dhru Val, modified 4 Years ago at 10/2/17 5:52 PM
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The link below has transliterated sanskrit, translation, and commentary. Of value mostly because it has Vishihtadvaita interpretation / commentary (Vaishnava-style qualified non-dualism, as opposed to Adivaita).

http://www.srimatham.com/uploads/5/5/4/9/5549439/ramanuja_gita_bhashya.pdf
neko, modified 4 Years ago at 10/3/17 1:38 AM
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(D Z) Dhru Val:
The link below has transliterated sanskrit, translation, and commentary. Of value mostly because it has Vishihtadvaita interpretation / commentary (Vaishnava-style qualified non-dualism, as opposed to Adivaita).

http://www.srimatham.com/uploads/5/5/4/9/5549439/ramanuja_gita_bhashya.pdf


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Jyet, modified 4 Years ago at 10/4/17 1:33 AM
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Hi neko,

You might find this Gita Study Course interesting. The teacher holding it Sat Shree uses his teacher's Sri Atmananda's translation and way of explaining the Gita as a road map of the spirutual journey.

I am following it myself at the moment and am at chapter 5. Both transcript's, audio files and YouTube videos just pick the way that suits you.
No Sanskrit version though in the book I got.

http://www.satshree.org/teachings/gita-study/

PS.
I have attended two retreat's with him, it's really special to sit and meditate in his energy field. 1,5 - 2 h meditations pass really quickly and emotions and pattern's are coming up in a much quicker rate than I'm used to from other retreats. Actually the transmission is what I personally mostly get from the Gita videos. As I am what Sat Shree calls an experiential person who does not connect with the intellect. But I'm sure there is something here for those with sharper minds as well.

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