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- Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
- Narrated by: Vivek Madan
- Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the contemporary reader. His unique approach - thematic rather than verse by verse - makes the ancient treatise eminently accessible. In a world that seems spellbound by argument over dialogue, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to understand rather than judge his relationships.
- By OxyJenish on 24-11-18
perfect for listening again and again
The world is constant in pursuits and aggregation of wealth, that is narayani as against Narayan, which is God and should be the purpose of life. Gita offers the solace to the mind and provides the way out to make one's mind still and ultimately conquer it.
When I downloaded the MyGita audio edition, just before a long flight, I was not aware of the number of times I will end up hearing it or the impact it will make in my life. I was fully aware of the potential that Gita has to impact one's life and I had made many attempts to read through other Gitas including many shloka versions. But I was never hooked on to it. DevDutt Patnaik's version changed it for me. Now I am hooked on to Gita and atleast for now, it has converted me into a seeker looking within and trying to expand my mind.
This book is a summary of the original Gita by the author in his own way. If you take one learning at a time, it is nothing new or different but the entire framework that the author has been able to create, puts things in perspective and provides a meaning to all the teachings of the original Gita. I love the themed context which flows in a linear way. I think the book will be able to resonate with the contemporary reader. The author emphasizes time and again that Gita is for every householder who wishes to live a fearless and free life. It goes on to tackle the concepts of Yagna, Yoga, God, Fear, Empathy, Dharma, Guna, value, property and others providing means to apply them in real life and explaining them with examples from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.