Introduction to Bhagavad-gita As It Is
The Bhagavad-gita is the greatest of India's ancient spiritual classics. Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, originally translated the Bhagavad-gita in 1967, providing each verse with an illuminating commentary. Having only recently come to the West, he was unable to print the book at that time. Therefore, the introduction which he had written for the Bhagavad-gita was printed first as a separate pamphlet. This booklet is a reprint of the introduction. The reader will find in it a through exposition of the philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita in a clear and straightforward manner. This introduction is important for those who are approaching the Bhagavad-gita for the first time. Unlike other presentations and translations, Srila Prabhupada presents the Bhagavad-gita as it is, free from personal speculations and interpretations. He focuses our attention on what Krishna is actually teaching in the Gita. For all these reasons we are sure you will find this introduction to the Bhagavad-gita to be enlightening and conducive to personal transformation.
The Publishers - from the Preface