Bhagavad Gita (Yogananda)

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God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita
PublisherSelf-Realization Fellowship (U.S.)
Publication date
2001 (U.S.)
Media typePrint (Hardback or Paperback)
Pages1224 with 18 Chapter
ISBN978-0876120316 Search this book on Logo.png.

The Bhagavad Gita is a posthumously published book with translation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita from the Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda. And try to describe the Gita's psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical kind.[1] And to show the parallels between the East Bhagavad Gita the West Gospels.[2][3][4]


Yogananda wrote that Sri Yukteswar had told him in early years: “You perceive all the truth of the Bhagavad Gita as you have heard the dialogue of Krishna and Arjuna as revealed to Vyasa. Go and give that revealed truth with your interpretations: a new scripture will be born.”[5]

Yoganandas left India in 1920 for America[4][6] and give his first speech at the Congress of Religious Liberals.[7] During this time he gave more than 150 talks[8] and wrote articles. He also giving weekly classes in Boston that would consist a half-hour exposition of the Bhagavad Gita, a half-hour exposition of the Gospels, and a half-hour discourse demonstrating their unity.[2][3] A preliminary serialization had started in Self-Realization Fellowship’s magazine in 1932 and was completed during this period in the desert, which included a review of the material that had been written over a period of years, clarification and amplification of points, abbreviation of passages that contained duplication that had been necessary only in serialization for new readers, addition of new inspirations — including details of yoga's philosophical concepts that he had not attempted to convey in earlier years to a general audience not yet introduced to the unfolding discoveries in science that have since made the Gita's cosmology and view of man's physical, mental, and spiritual understandable to the Western mind — all to be literarily prepared for publication in book form. To help him with the editorial work, Yogananda relied on Tara Mata (Laurie V. Pratt), a advanced disciple who had met him in 1924 and worked with him on his books and other writings at various times for a period of more than twenty-five years. In the latter years of his life, Yogananda also began to train another monastic disciple Mrinalini Mata.[9][8]


The original SRF book in English has two volumes (ISBN 978-0-87612-031-6 Search this book on Logo.png.). It was translated into the following languages (As of November 2018):

On November 15, 2017 the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by the Governor of Jharkhand, Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Raghubar Das, visited the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India's Ranchi Ashram in honor of the official release of the Hindi translation of Paramahansa Yogananda's book God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita.[10][11][6]

The book ”The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita“ is a compression of the volumes with 180 pages and appeared in English, German, Italian, Thai, Portuguese and Spanish.

See also[edit]

  • The Second Coming of Christ (Yogananda)


  1. : "God Talks With Arjuna The Bhagavad Gita". Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 : Staff Report (Aug 10, 2017). "Iconic SRF Hollywood Temple Celebrates 75th Anniversary". India.
  3. 3.0 3.1 : "Self-Realization Fellowship, Encinitas Temple". Retrieved 2010-07-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Taylor & Francis :"The Bhagavad-Gita for the Modern Reader: History, Interpretations and Philosophy". 2016-10-04. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  5. "God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita". 1995. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Pioneer : PNS (Nov 16, 2017). "Spirituality is soul of India: President". India.
  7. SAGE Publishing : "Encyclopedia of Global Religion; University of California, Santa Barbara". 2012. Retrieved 2018-10-26.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Sri Sri Mrinalini Mata A Channel of the Guru's Love and Wisdom". Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  9. : "Yogananda and the Bhagavad Gita". Retrieved 2018-11-09.
  10. 10.0 10.1 : "President of India Ram Nath Kovind visited Ranchi". India. November 15, 2017.
  11. 11.0 11.1 : Sudhir Kumar Mishra (Nov 16, 2017). "Ashram charms First Citizen". India.

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