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Re: REQUEST : Bhagavad Gita commentary
Posted By Shrisha Rao (firstname.lastname@example.org)
11 Jan 1997 05:35:13 -0700
In article <ghenE3q2BC.A5B@netcom.com>,
Michael Tandy <email@example.com> wrote:
>In article <ghenE3LwHz.F3v@netcom.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org says...
>>Can anyone tell me if there are any Bhagavad gita English commentaries
>>other than by Swami Prabhupada ?
> Frankly, I have found that, almost without exception, other Gita
> commentaries introduce ideas that are dubiously supported by or even
> explicitly rejected by the text of Gita itself. It's therefore hard
> for me to recommend these commentaries as authoritative or
> authentic. I just thought I'd mention it.
It's hard for me to recommend _any_ English translations/commentaries
as authentic, or even remotely satisfying. The thing to do is to work
out the translation on one's own, aided by a good dictionary, and
compare if necessary with as many other translations as possible. I
just thought I'd mention it.