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Re: REQUEST : Bhagavad Gita commentary

Posted By Rajan P. Parrikar (parrikar@spot.Colorado.EDU)
9 Jan 97 20:25:41 GMT

mpt0002@jove.acs.unt.edu (Michael Tandy) writes:

>In article <ghenE3LwHz.F3v@netcom.com>, kenrickm@worldnet.att.net 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.

I also just thought I'd mention that this sounds very similar
to the standard ISKCON blather I've often encountered. Over 3 years I
heard the same in their Boulder ashram and whenever I'd confront them
with "Which other version have YOU read," the response would be "Uhhh,
ahemmmmm, ohhhhh, Prabhu have some more halva please."
The halva was always top-notch, a solid A effort, although I could see
that a more modest use of ghee would significantly improve the health
benefits.

Hari bol,

r

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