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Universal Yoga
The Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times
Paperback 978-0-936663-48-7: $19.95
By Prem Prakash

PAGES: 355

“Prominent perennial classics like the Odyssey and the Mahabharata, inspire us to understand the significance of life beyond the everyday world. Our spirit needs that kind of nourishment!

To that task, Prem Prakash has chosen the beloved Bhagavad Gita and transformed its significant value for the third millennium. In these pages he explains the mythical power of the story and portrays the practical power of the dialog between Lord Krishna and the warrior Arjuna. This narrative is universal yoga, the everlasting cosmic story of ourselves. It looks at our inner conflicts as well as our public opportunities, showing us how to contend with life and its obligations while at the same time achieving our ultimate destiny.”

Ma Bhaskarananda — Ananda Ashram, Monroe, NY

Alida Winternheimer, Himalayan Path, Volume 9, Number 3, Summer 2009

“When I first saw Universal Yoga: The Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times by Prem Prakash, I wondered why anyone would add to the plethora of Gita commentaries already available today. The author provides an answer in his introduction, noting that his book is ‘unique’ and ‘necessary’ because it is written ‘primarily for a Western audience by an American-born yogi-scholar.’ The question that then follows the effort is one of quality. Has the author succeeded? Absolutely!”

“Prem Prakash has created a translation of and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita … in concise, accessible prose, … clarifying the Gita’s context within the Mahabharata … and explaining the complex mythological symbolism and expounding upon the spiritual teachings of the Gita.”

He … “exposes the core issues in direct language that makes meaning clear, … and directly connects the reader with the text .... The Bhagavad Gita has never felt so alive, present and personal as Prem Prakash has made it.”