Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita, A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1- 6


Maharishi calls the Bhagavad-Gita the essence of Vedic Literature and a complete guide to practical life. It provides “all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man.”


In both deluxe hardcover and softcover, 543 pages.

For the first time an index is included for easy referencing and in addition to the Sanskrit and English translation also for the first time there is a transliteration included for each verse.

The Bhagavad-Gītā presents a timeless formula for rising above the mundane problems of life to enjoy eternal freedom and fulfilment in higher states of consciousness; it brings to light a complete science of life and art of living relevant to every generation, based upon the simple yet profound experience of the inner Self—the infinite, eternal reservoir of creativity and intelligence that lies within us all.

In recent centuries, when the key to effortless experience of this inner reality became lost to view, Lord Kṛishṇa’s beautiful descriptions of higher consciousness were mistakenly thought to be behavioral prescriptions and arduous practices, intended to eventually bring one to the
inner Self—and in the distant future to a more exalted, enlightened state. With the loss of direct
experience, the Gītā became the centerpiece of speculative philosophies, seemingly without practical value nor hope for the fulfilment of its promises.

Maharishi’s commentary, however, written on the banks of the Ganges river more than 50 years ago, breathes life into the Gītā’s timeless expressions, proclaiming that the teaching of Lord Kṛishṇa on the battlefield of Kurukshetra begins with the experience of the inner Self—readily available through the effortless technique of Transcendental Meditation—and continues by predicting the awakening of the total potential of human life within a short time.

It is Maharishi’s profound insight that the development of higher states of consciousness is easy and accessible to anyone, regardless of lifestyle, culture, or belief. In these pages—and in particular in Maharishi’s comments on the 45th verse of Chapter 2—everyone will find the key to a
happier, more successful, and more fulfilling life.

In addition to the softcover option, this new edition now comes in a deluxe hardcover edition, with gold gilded pages and bookmark ribbon.

Additional information

Weight 2.3 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 9 × 2 in

Deluxe Hardcover, Softcover