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Discover Wisdom in Gita Filipina—the first Filipino Translation of Bhagavad Gita

Last June 4, 2024, Marco Escareal, M.D. has unveiled a literary masterpiece, “Gita Filipina: Pagsasalin ng Bhagavad Gita.” This unique Filipino-translated version of the Bhagavad Gita’s teachings not only offers a distinct cultural perspective but also serves as a testament to our rich heritage.

For more information, The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to simply as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. It is a spiritual and philosophical dialogue between Prince Arjuna and the deity Krishna, who serves as his charioteer and guide. The dialogue occurs on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, just before a great war is about to commence, and addresses Arjuna’s moral and philosophical dilemmas as he prepares for battle. 

For modern Filipino readers, “Gita Filipina – Pagsasalin ng Bhagavad Gita” is not just a poetic and easy-to-read translation of the Gita. It’s a guidebook for life, offering timeless wisdom that is not only profound but also highly applicable to contemporary life. It empowers you to live a balanced, purposeful, and spiritually enriched life, making it an invaluable resource for those seeking wisdom and practical guidance.

According to Escareal, his deep love for the Philippine society was the driving force behind this endeavor. His aim was to make the Gita’s teachings more accessible, not just to promote a holistic understanding of yoga, but also to address modern spiritual and mental health challenges. His ultimate goal is to contribute to personal and community well-being within the society that he holds dear, a society that you, as a reader, are an integral part of.

As the writer himself, here are his words of advice for both readers and aspiring writers: 

For readers: “Let us revere books, especially those of other cultures, as sources of wisdom that can enrich our lives. Be open to re-discovering the value of reading and spend more time with books over the usual sources of entertainment prevalent today.”

For aspiring writers: “It is true that “the pen is mightier than the sword.” Let’s maximize our God-given talents to serve, pour our hearts out in our work, and use your “pen” as a “sword” to hack away at ignorance and darkness, both yours and the readers.”

Interested in getting “Gita Filipina?” Order now at our website:

You can also get your copy at:
Shopee: https://ph.shp.ee/NWpivQr
Lazada: https://s.lazada.com.ph/s.kgrxe
Gumroad (EPUB): https://eightlettersbooks.gumroad.com/l/iacwpg

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