The Bhagavad Gita ("The Song of the Lord") is part of the Hindu epic the Mahabharata, which is with the Ramayana one of the two most important, and largest, Sanskrit epics. The Mahabharata is about the great Kurukshetra War between the Kaurava and the Pandava clans. There is ample archeological evidence that this war actually took place.
The Gita is the record of a briefing of the Kaurava villain Dhrtarashtra by his minister Samjaya, who relates a remarkable conversation between an enemy Prince, the Pandava hero Arjuna, and the god Lord Krshna, who has, much to Arjuna's amazement, turned out to be his chariot driver. This conversation between Arjuna and Krshna takes place in the middle of a huge battle, and constitutes a full course, in eighteen books, in the science of yoga.
This edition of the Gita is a transliteration from the original text into Roman letters using a transliteration system I developed and which I call Mahadewanagari. This system does not rely for its transliteration on any characters not available on a conventional keyboard.
Christopher A. Fulkerson, Ph.D.
October 29, 2015
San Mateo, California
Each volume of the Gita contains a one-page epitome of the Mahadewanagari system.
Book One: The Despondency of Arjuna
27 Page PDF
Book Two: The Yoga of Knowledge
28 Page PDF
Book Three: The Yoga of Action
44 Page PDF
Book Four: The Yoga of the Renunciation of Action in Knowledge
47 Page PDF
Book Five: The Yoga of Renunciation
35 Page PDF
Book Six: The Yoga of Meditation
51 Page PDF
Book Seven: The Yoga of Knowledge and Discrimination
34 Page PDF
Book Eight: The Yoga of Imperishable Brahman
33 Page PDF
Book Nine: The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and of Royal Mystery
40 Page PDF
Book Ten: The Yoga of Manifestation
47 Page PDF
Book Eleven: The Yoga of the Vision of Universal Form
64 Page PDF
Book Twelve: The Yoga of Devotion
24 Page PDF
Book Thirteen: The Yoga of the Distinction
Between the Field-Knower and the Field
39 Page PDF
Book Fourteen: The Yoga of the Distinction
Between the Three Gunas
31 Page PDF
Book Fifteen: The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit
24 Page PDf
Book Sixteen: The Yoga of the Distinction
Between the Divine and Demonic Destinies
28 page PDF
Book Seventeen: The Yoga of the Distinction
of the Three Kinds of Faith
32 Page PDF
Book Eighteen: The Yoga of Renunciation
80 Page PDF
708 Total Pages
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