Bhagavat Gita of Kannada February 25, 2007Posted by nsworld in Books/Literature.
Manku Timmana Kagga by D V Gundappa which is popularly known as the` Kannada da Bhagavat Gita` was only a good book and an often quoted one by many scholars and authors, for me.
I don`t know when did i get the idea of reading it? But TN Sitaram`s tele serials ,which contained many verse from this book in its script and dialogues, strengthned my resolve to read it some day.
And finally that day came and i bought a copy of the book in the month of Oct 2006 and the book had the commentry of Venkataramanan , a great scholar , and close associate of DVG. When i started i knew this was not a book to be finished in one or two sittigs. I read it slowly so that it sinks in and I understand it.
Now after having read it,I feel its really the Kannadada da Bhagavat Gita, from the mouth of Manku timma Guru.
Dr.DVG with the knowledge of various branches of Philosophy and well read man of ancient branches of knowledge such as Vedas, Upanishad, Gita, has explained the true spirit of these scriptures in a simple and lucid manner, which can easily be understood by comman man (like me).
Most important aspect that appeals to most of the readers is the way in which he has related all these noble concepts and its adaptability in every day life . (Venkataramanan`s effort in making it easier for readers can`t be ignored.)
Throught the book he stresses on the way in which one should react and behave while going through the ups and downs of life. He never advocates renunciation , but with his simple verses he professes the concept of `Sthithaprajnatva`, and by practicing it one can perfect the art of being in materialistic world without being affected by it. You can draw inspiration from this book to make most complicated management philosophies , look simple and practice it easily.
A must read book , which one should read and read again and again.