The Bhagavad Gita

A Walkthrough for Westerners


“Stupendous… a wonderful book!”

-          S. Raghavan, International Lecturer on the Bhagavad Gita


“This is indeed, a Bhagavad Gita worthy of belief and respect.”

-          Ram Prasad, International


"Average reviewer rating: 5 Stars!”



Selected one of the ‘Top Ten Picks:’ books on the Gita…

“Translator Jack Hawley uses everyday prose to walk the Western [and Indian reader as well] through the difficult concepts of the Gita, covering a wide range of topics, from healing inner pain to celebrating life. Engaging even for the cursory reader!”

-          Association of Hinduism


“A truly different style of Gita. Hawley created this to speak afresh to Westerners and it succeeds in its objective…. Hawley’s writing lends a devotional authenticity to the text.”

-          Publishers Weekly


A translation in moving prose that reads as smoothly as an adventure tale. Not theology or religion, but a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only clearer. “

-          The New Times


“Engrossing and enlightening. Resonates with incredible clarity, simplicity and inspiration … maintaining the elegance and beauty of the original text … and enabling a greater number of people to readily grasp its message.”

-          Spirit of Change Magazine


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The Bhagavad Gita:
A Walkthrough for Westerners


Paperback, 224 pages. List: $14.95 US

 New World Library, Novato, California. 2001.

ISBN 978-1608680146


The 'Gita' is more than just a book, more than mere words or concepts. There is an accumulated potency in it. To read the 'Gita' is to be inspired in the true sense of the term: to be "in-spirited", to inhale the ancient and ever new breath of spiritual energy.


The 'Gita' is a universal love song sung by God to His friend man. It can't be confined by any creed. It is a statement of the truths at the core of what we all already believe, only it makes those truths clearer, so they become immediately useful in our daily lives. These truths are for our hearts, not just for our heads.


The 'Bhagavad Gita' has been called India's greatest contribution to the world. For more than 5,000 years, this great scripture has shown millions in the East how to fill their lives with serenity and love. Now, these ancient secrets have been brought to us in a beautiful prose version that makes the story of the 'Gita' clear and exciting and makes its truths understandable and easily applied to our busy lives.


Order this book through ,
the publisher,
New World Library
or Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust in India



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