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Stephen Mitchell is well known for his skill to make old masterpieces thrillingly new, to step in the place many have attempted ahead of and create models which are definitive for our time. His celebrated model of the Tao Te Ching is the preferred variation in print, and his translations of Jesus, Rilke, Genesis, and task have received the hearts of readers and critics alike. Stephen Mitchell now brings to the Bhagavad Gita his present for respiring new existence into sacred texts.

The Bhagavad Gita is universally stated as one of many world's literary and religious masterpieces. it's the center textual content of the Hindu culture and has been valuable by way of American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. S. Eliot, who referred to as it the best philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. there were greater than 200 English translations of the Gita, together with many efficient literal models, yet now not one in all them is a superlative literary textual content in its personal right.

Now all that has replaced. Stephen Mitchell's Bhagavad Gita sings with the readability, the power, and the depth of the unique Sanskrit. it is going to, as William Arrowsmith acknowledged of Mitchell's translation of The Sonnets to Orpheus, "instantly make another rendering obsolete."

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The faculties of respiration and of sleep are closely related. If respiration is affected, sleep is affected and the brain is affected. Brain is the mind’s organ, thus mind is affected. Consequently man is confused. Thus the effect of respiration has its chain action and it needs to be recognized. Similarly, the heart and its circulatory system and the nervous system are of paramount importance. The proper functioning of the heart, the circulatory system and the nervous system assimilates the vitality 52 produced by the respiratory activity.

Likewise many of the common discomforts called sicknesses can be eliminated through neutralizing the existing wrong attitude in life. Such simple remedies need to be communicated than to fill the stomachs of the people with tablets of medicine. Thus runs an old theory on medicine. 45 13. Teaching and Healing Doctors and healers would do well to know that 90% of the diseases are due to wrong use of mental energy and misapplied desires. The bulk of humanity does not yet know how to use the mental and the desire energies.

An open-minded investigator may regard the possibility of the presence of the etheric centres behind the glands and may make investigations. Such an openmindedness will give far more rapid progress. An intelligent investigator may pick up the task of studying the effects of the glands by accepting this as hypothesis. A proper study of ductless glands and of the blood stream will reveal the causes of paramount importance, which form the basis for the physical difficulties. Slowly the investigator will be led to the inevitability of the existence of the etheric centres.

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