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Bhagavad Gita As It Is
The Bhagavad-Gita As It Is is the translation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita(BG) by A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada who is the founder of ISKCON/Hare Krishna. ISKCON considers this translation that is in the tradition of the Gaudiya Vaishnavism with Prabhupada's extensive commentary as the only acceptable one. As with many other Hindus they regard the BG as the essence of Vedic knowledge. ISKCON also consider the BG, quite unusually for Hindus, an Upanishad.
This monotheistic version of the BG advocates strong focus on bhakti towards Krishna who is seen as identical to Vishnu and opposes monistic interpretations of the BG. ISKCON consider the BG to be literally true.
This translation of the BG is the one that is probably the best sold outside India due to the effort of the conspicuous Hare Krishna devotees on the streets, in airports, and other public places.
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