Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita

Chapter 7

Maharishi Foundation International, 2009

Back Cover:

“The Veda reveals the unchanging Unity of Life which underlies the evident multiplicity of Creation, for Reality is both manifest and unmanifest, and That alone is. ‘I am That, thou art That, and all this is That’ is the Truth; and this is the kernel of the Vedic teaching, which the Rishis extol as teaching ‘worthy of hearing, contemplating, and realizing’…

The purpose of this commentary is to restore the fundamental truths of the Bhagavad-Gita and thus restore the significance of its teaching. If this teaching is followed, effectiveness in life will be achieved, men will be fulfilled on all levels, and the historical need of the age will be fulfilled also.”

Maharishi, 12 January 1965

From the Publisher’s Note:

“When working on his commentary of Chapters 1-6 of the Bhagavad-Gita, Maharishi had the time to read, refine, and perfect the expressions and reflections on the very fine values of knowledge and experience in the verses, and to bring the profound teaching of these chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita to light in a manner that is understandable to all. The publication in print today of these first six chapters is Maharishi’s very complete and comprehensive commentary.

Regarding Maharishi’s commentary on Chapters 7-15 now in press, after the first draft Maharishi did not review or refine the commentary as he had done in the first six chapters, and as he would have liked to have done. His time did not allow for this as his global Movement expanded so rapidly in more than eighty countries, with millions of people learning the Transcendental Meditation Programme and its advanced techniques; and his revival of the forty areas of Vedic Science, and the practical application of his Vedic Science and Technology of Consciousness in all fields of life and living demanded his attention.

Nevertheless, Maharishi’s commentary of Chapters 7-15 is so illuminating, and his expressions so simple and enlightening, and the reality he expounds so profound, that even in their so-called ‘unfinished’ form these Chapters are now being made available for the benefit of all the seekers of Supreme Knowledge in the world, those who strive for perfection in life…”

JOB’s Comment:

See also my comments on Maharishi in the Spirituality category, and on his books in the References category. This book was published in a limited edition and now seems to be out of print, but will probably be made available again when the commentaries on the remaining chapters have been published.

5 Responses to “Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita”

  1. 1 Hugh Gault May 13, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    How does one get a copy of this commentary?

  2. 2 Jim Conroy September 7, 2015 at 2:40 am

    I have a copy. Please tell me if it is authentic, Jim Conroy
    Send my your current email address

    • 3 H. Richard (Rick) Gault September 8, 2015 at 11:06 am

      I would like to find a copy of Maharishi’s comments on the later chapters of the Gita. I know one exists, but it doesn’t seem to be in general publication any longer.

      Jim – if your version proves to be authentic, how can I get a copy?

      Rick Gault

  3. 4 Amanda November 4, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Hello, Can you tell me where I could purchase Maharishi’s commentary on chapter 7-15 of the Bhagavad Gita? Thank you

  4. 5 Jan Olof Bengtsson November 18, 2016 at 7:41 am

    This translation and commentary on ch. 7 was obviously published in a v. limited edition only and now seems to be out of print. I am not aware that any translations of and commentaries on later chapters have been published.

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