The Bhagavad Gita

A Walkthrough for Westerners


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*NEW BOOKLET* Do What the Sages Did  (Download in PDF format)

How to enjoy and benefit from the Bhagavad Gita's wondrous teachings through self-inquiry dialogue

"The purpose of this booklet is twofold. First, to convey information that can help Gita study groups be effective sooner. Second, and even more vital, to hold open the space so our true purpose—which is to soar to our divinity—is ever in our consciousness."


How to be a Yogi in the World   (Download in PDF format)

Published in Light of Consciousness Magazine, 2006,


"The surest and safest way to transform your mind is to become a yogi. No joke. Yogis are the masterminds of peace of mind. They’ve spent many thousands of years learning how to deal with the same vexing issues of life that drag us down today."

14 Questions for Jack Hawley   (Download in PDF format)

Interview conducted with Jack Hawley by the Light of Wisdom magazine.

LW:  Dr. Hawley, what do you mean when you say “I don't have a missionary bone in my body. I'm a bringer of helpful ideas”?


JH: That I have no need to convince anybody of anything. As the old aphorism goes, “I have no ax to grind.”  I am not a salesman for any set of beliefs. I’m not “on the make,” as they say. I do, however, revere truth. I love kindness, fairness and justice between human beings, and I greatly value peace of mind. I’m certain that many of these principles from ancient India would be good for Westerners to know, and this knowing would be good for the whole world as well. Indeed, the only way to peace of mind—and peace in the outer world—is spirituality. That is the great gift of spirituality.


Quantum 21 Magazine Interviews Jack Hawley   (Download in PDF format)

Interview conducted on the topic of Dharmic Management with Jack Hawley by the Quantum 21 Magazine.

Q: Dr. Hawley, can you please briefly explain to our readers what the term "spirituality" means?


A: Spirituality is one of those broadly used words with too many meanings. As used in management and leadership, spirituality refers to the things that matter most to us in life: happiness, peace of mind, purpose, meaning, and a regard for others brought to the level of reverence. It also refers to Dharma, a Sanskrit term for high integrity and good character—the powerful idea that we can actually live by our own inner truth—even when we go to work!


To be spiritual is to be interested in the non-worldly side of our lives—to concern ourselves, even at work, with important issues that are beyond the physical body and world of matter—such as living a kinder, more graceful and honest life. A spiritual person longs for something more, for a world with more truth and compassion in it.


23 Reasons to Love the Bhagavad Gita   (Download in PDF format)

Published in Spirituality and Health Magazine, 2006,

"I stumbled upon the Bhagavad Gita a quarter century ago. My wife and I, escaping above the sweltering summer heat of India’s Deccan plateau, had stopped at a guest house on our way to a hill station in the Eastern Ghat Mountains. Thirsting for something to read, I flipped through a dog-eared Bhagavad Gita, my eye coming to rest on chapter seven. Krishna, the Divinity figure in the Gita’s story, is beginning to describe the very nature of God. Enthralled, I began reading aloud to Louise, explaining that this is God talking..."



Hug This Book   (Download in PDF format)


"I find myself totally in love with one of the world’s most ancient spiritual texts, the Bhagavad Gita. This amazes me because I have never been very interested in scriptures, religion and all that stuff. My wife Louise also loves the Gita, but this isn’t so surprising. She’s softer than me, less worldly. "



Learn more about these books and CD program from the author:



Reawakening the Spirit in Work   Roadmaps to Self-Realization   Essential Wisdom of The Bhagavad Gita   The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners   The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners