Love delving into sacred scripture, but sometimes find yourself losing the forest for the trees? Never fear: the second installment of the “At a Glance” series has just been released.
“Bhagavad-Gita At a Glance, a companion guide for Preachers, Teachers, Students” is a new literary effort by Narayani Devi Dasi. Narayani Dasi, a disciple of Srila Prabhupada, previously wrote and published the “Srimad Bhagavatam At A=a Glance,” complete with illustrations and a fold-out poster. She has now completed her Bhaktivedanta Education Series by presenting the “Bhagavad-gita At a Glance.”
Narayani Dasi is well known in the ISKCON society as one of the perennial teachers at both the Vrindavan Institute of Higher Education(VIHE) and the Mayapur Institute of Higher Education and Training (MIHET). Her focus on understanding scripture – and making it understandable – led her to begin the Bhaktivedanta Education Series of curricular guide books.
In this latest work, Narayani has rendered all the verses of Bhagavad-gita in simple poetry, in an attempt to capture the mood and meaning of the Bhaktivedanta Purports. A special feature of the book is the series of illustrations for each chapter and verse by Satadhama Devi Dasi, the same artist who illustrated the earlier book, “Srimad Bhagavatam At a Glance.”
Narayani had this to say about the arts:
“Within our present ISKCON society, many of the artists who were present at the time when our beloved spiritual master Srila Prabhupada was on this earth are aware of a cherished desire which he expressed to them: He wanted his artists to paint a picture to illustrate each verse of the Bhagavad-gita. In this book we have endeavored to fulfill this desire of Srila Prabhupada.”
Along with the colorful illustrations of each chapter and detailed drawings of each verse, the book comes with a large pull-out poster, showing Lord Krishna in the middle and each chapter of the Bhagavad-Gita around him. There is also an interactive CD-ROM that accompanies the book.
The Bhagavad Gita At a Glance is printed on wood-free artpaper, A4 landscape size, and is 242 Pages in length.
The book can now be purchased, in bulk or by the copy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.touchstonemedia.com.
Jun 25, 2022
Radhapriya Chawla, ISKCON Toronto Communications