"Several years in the making, with great care and diligence, the Sinhala translation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gira: A New Translation and Commentary - Chapters 1 to 6, first published by Penguin Group in 1967, has now been released.
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, has said in his introduction to this epic book: 'The Bhagavad-Gita is the Light of Life, lit by God at the altar of man, to save humanity from darkness of ignorance and suffering. It is a scripture which outlives time, and can be acknowledged as indispensable to the life of any man in any age.'
He further explained: 'The Bhagavad-Gita presents the eternal knowledge of integrated life. It presents the wisdom of living life in fulfilment. It brings to light the wisdom of the Absolute for the evolution of man at any time and in any place. It provides a technique (Transcendental Meditation) whereby the life of the individual is naturally aligned with Cosmic Life - Natural Law - the Will of God, whereby the individual enjoys the support of all the Laws of Nature and lives life in harmony and peace.'
The Bhagavad-Gita is recorded in the Bhishma Parva of the great classic Mahabharat by the enlightened consciousness known as Rishi Veda Vyasa. It is comprised of 18 chapters in 701 verses, which contain the quintessence of the most practical and valuable philosophy of Yoga and Vedant - true for all times and suitable for all men in every age."
madushani. | ( 2013-07-29 )