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Lord Siva's Song: The Isvara Gita by Andrew J. Nicholson

By Andrew J. Nicholson

A translation of the Īśvara Gītā, a parallel textual content to the Bhagavad Gītā that promotes non secular inclusion.

While the Bhagavad Gītā is an stated treasure of worldwide religious literature, few humans recognize a parallel textual content, the Īśvara Gītā. This lesser-known paintings is usually devoted to a god, yet subsequently it really is Śiva, instead of Kṛṣṇa, who's depicted because the omniscient author of the area. Andrew J. Nicholson’s Lord Śiva’s Song makes this article to be had in English in an obtainable new translation. a piece of either poetry and philosophy, the Īśvara Gītā builds at the insights of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra and foreshadows later advancements in tantric yoga. It bargains with the pluralistic non secular surroundings of early medieval India via an exploration of the connection among the gods Śiva and Viṣṇu. The paintings condemns sectarianism and violence and offers a method for accommodating conflicting spiritual claims in its personal day and in our own.

“…an very important paintings … absolute to be obtainable to many yogis today.” — San Francisco e-book Review

“This is a wonderful advent to, and a legitimate scholarly translation of, a foundational textual content. Andrew J. Nicholson is a chief scholar.” — Andrew O. citadel, writer of Jīvanmukti in Transformation: Embodied Liberation in Advaita and Neo-Vedanta

Andrew J. Nicholson is affiliate Professor of Asian and Asian American stories at Stony Brook collage, kingdom collage of latest York. he's the writer of Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and identification in Indian highbrow History.

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