The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu scripture that tells the story of God Krishna giving a speech to Arjuna on a battlefield. It is full of philosophical ideas and is seen as a very important text. Even if someone does not follow Hinduism, they can still appreciate the Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures like the Upanishads.
The third book that can be found in hotels in India is a book that has both the Sanskrit original and an English commentary with it. This book is in addition to the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon.
The old man was confused and asked the imam which hymn it was. The imam's response was something like a spice kita, which the old man must have misunderstood.
When someone reads a book, they might underline the parts they think are important or like. For example, when someone reads the Bhagavad Gita, they might draw almost three-quarters of the book and take lots of notes in the margins or jam pages together. My favorite quote is: "There is neither this world nor the world beyond nor happiness for the one who doubts." This means that for those who doubt, there is no happiness in either this world or the next.
The song of the rabbi is a mysterious and complicated song that is hard to understand.
I think I first heard this idea in a book written by Bulent Ecevit. It has been 8 or 9 years since I read it, but it still has a big impact on me.
Enjoying physical sensations can bring both pleasure and pain. They don't last forever, so it's best not to get too attached to them.
It is better to do what you love and be successful at it than to do something you don't enjoy and be unsuccessful.