Amar Chitra Katha - The Gita by Anant Pai

By Anant Pai

Bhagavad-Gita or the tune of the Divine One is a celebrated episode within the epic, Mahabharata. it's the kind of a discussion among Dhritarashtra, the blind king of Hastinapura, and Sanjaya who describes the happenings at the battlefield to the king. The Gita attracts a lot from the Upanishads and is frequently defined because the quintessence of the Upanishads. The optimistic procedure of the Gita has made it dynamic however the makes an attempt at defining the indefinable have imposed convinced boundaries too and for that reason the obvious contradictions within the Gita. This ebook doesn't declare to be an exposition of the Gita, yet is just an advent. we've additionally taken the freedom of analyzing a few of the principles propounded within the Gita with the intention to cause them to intelligible to the more youthful age workforce. the 1st 9 pages of our publication should not a part of the Gita yet are given to supply the history to our younger readers. We owe a debt of gratitude to His Holiness Swami Ranganathanada and His Holiness Swami Chinmayananda for sparing their necessary time to head throughout the textual content and making useful feedback.

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Any more, and they would risk overloading their craft. ‘A good morning’s work,’ pronounced Suniaton. ’ challenged Hanno, squinting at the sun. ‘We’ve been here less than an hour. ’ Suniaton regarded him solemnly. ‘Don’t put yourself down. ’ With a flourish, he produced a small amphora from his pack. Hannibal laughed; Suniaton was incorrigible. Encouraged, Suniaton went on talking as if he were serving guests at an important banquet. ’ Using his knife, he prised off the wax seal and removed the lid.

A scion of one of Carthage’s oldest families, Malchus led by example, and expected his three sons to do the same. At seventeen, Hanno was the youngest. He was also the one who most often failed to meet these exacting standards. For some reason, Malchus expected more of him than he did of Sapho and Bostar. At least that’s how it seemed to Hanno. Yet farming, the traditional source of their wealth, interested him little. Warfare, his father’s preferred vocation, and Hanno’s great fascination, was barred to him still, thanks to his youth.

Although it was unusual still for a cavalryman to bear one, virtually every legionary was now armed with a similar sword. Possessing a straight, double-edged blade nearly as long as a man’s arm, the gladius was lethal in the right hands. Quintus watched in awe as Fabricius traced his fingers affectionately over the helmet, and touched the hilt of the sword. This evidence of his father’s former life fascinated him; he also yearned to learn the same martial skills. While Quintus was proficient at hunting, he had undergone little in the way of weapons training.

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