In an immediate and figurative style, the author offers us a collection of verses from one of the milestones of Indian philosophy, the Bhagavadgītā, showing its beauty and timeless teachings. The text teaches us how to face the challenges of life with clarity of mind and determination, emerging victorious from the incessant conflicts that take place in each of us and reminding us that only a mind free from fear and conflict is the fertile soil for the realization of spiritual knowledge. The book presents a collection of verses, quotes of sages, images and exemplifying anecdotes, arousing in the reader an inspiration for action.
“From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-gītā all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. The Gītā is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic Scriptures”. (Ādi Śaṅkara)
Basant K. Gupta, former Ambassador of India in Rome, San Marino, Paris, Algiers, San Francisco, Port Moresby, Hong Kong and Tunis, and representative in Rome for United Nations Organizations such as FAO, IFAD and WFP. He also served as Special Secretary at the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in New Delhi. The author has a deep interest in the Scriptures, philosophy and spirituality of India. He published in 2014, with the Laksmi editions (Italy), www.laksmi.it, the book Timeless Wisdom from Ancient India. Teachings from vedānta and Bhagavad-gītā, and in 2016 Eternal beauty and Infinite Joy.