A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Discussion in 'Ask Questions' started by Oxem, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    Who was Bhaktivedanta? Is his translation of the Gita considered accurate?

  2. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    Google is your friend.

    Prabhulapada was the founder of ISKCON, the Hari Krishna sect. Many have translated the Gita, and each school thinks their version is the best, so in ISKCON it is the best, and outside of ISKCON it gets mixed reviews.
  3. Oxem

    Oxem New Member

    Good to know. I work in a library and have access to this translation but it seems more like a commentary than a strict translation. Could you recommend a translation of the Gita? What is the Gita sectarian?
  4. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    Actually I couldn't. The Gita is a sectarian text, not my sect, and I've never read it. I'd suggest you look at the reviews on Amazon, or maybe someone else here can recommend something. It is another myth that the Gita is like the Bible to Hindus. It's not. It's the one that has been promoted the most, and since Vaishnavism is the largest sect in Hinduism, (70% or so) it gets the most attention.

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