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'Art of Life: Timeless wisdom from The Gita' - Bhagavad Gita explained in simple words
The book, 'Art of Life: Timeless wisdom from The Gita,' authored by J S Mishra, a civil engineer from IIT Roorkee and an Indian Administrative service officer was launched today. More than 500 renowned people gathered on the occasion. The book has been published by Rupa Publications.

The book was unveiled by the Chief Guest Dr. Karan Singh, the Honorable member of the Rajya Sabha and President, ICCR along with Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group of Institutions at Amity University Auditorium, Sector 125, Noida.

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'Art of Life: Timeless wisdom from The Gita,' is an effort to easily understand and convey the true message of The Bhagavad Gita, keeping in view the propensities and cultural inclinations of the common man as is relevant in the contemporary world.

The event was attended by prominent ministers and bureaucrats from Uttar Pradesh Government and Government of India, business houses, professors, intelligentsia of NCR and other regions.

The mix of carefully selected one hundred and twenty-five shlokas throw light on the sacred words spoken by Lord Krishna and attempts to relate their essence with the life of the modern man. 'Art of Life – Timeless Wisdom from the Gita' is intended for such people who find it difficult to study the original text and its commentaries. Study of these 125 shlokas will give a very good grasp of the Bhagwad-Gita.  

On unveiling the book, Author J.S Mishra opined ''In today's world of cut throat competition with growing stress and diminishing communication, when people from all sections of society strive to prove themselves in their respective work areas, they seek solace in words of wisdom. So 'Art of Life,' with meticulous analysis of select shlokas, attempts to relieve to the miseries of modern men with modern problems.''

He further added, in particular the book is an effort to transmit the vast discourse of Gita in a concise form to the reader in simple words. With this book a reader can easily understand the philosophy and ethos of Gita.

The chief guest at the occasion, Hon’ble MP and President ICCR, Dr. Karan Singh stated ''I am very delighted to be a part of this involvement, the key attraction of the Gita is that it provides a clear road map to a meaningful life. It is the most effective lighthouse to provide guidance to resolve inner conflicts. I personally believe Gita is one of the most renowned scriptures in the world, being available in almost all languages of the world. Gita alone should be sung, heard, recited, studied, taught, pondered and assimilated properly and well. We all must promote the spiritual belongingness and participate in the countless blessings of Gita.''

Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Amity Group of Institutions said, ''The main aim of this effort- 'Art of Life, Timeless Wisdom from the Gita' is to make a simplified presentation of the content of Gita, and bring it within a small compass to enable the young generation and others interested, to understand it properly and use its teachings in their day to day life.''

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