According to Paramhansa Yogananda – Edited by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda
Paramhansa Yogananda’s revelation of India’s best-loved scripture brought an entirely fresh perspective. This pocket edition—a Gita junior—highlights the verses themselves, being limited to them almost entirely.
This is the first opportunity to have Swami Kriyananda’s complete Bhagavad Gita, itself in Hindi.
Most of the verses (slokas) in this edition of the Bhagavad Gita have already appeared in Swamiji’s much larger book The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda. However, some of the Gita verses were intentionally left out of the earlier publication. Swamiji’s omitted slokas include most of Chapter One, which he merely summarized, and the first ten verses of Chapter Two. The reason he left out these slokas was, as he describes in the preface to this pocket Gita, that the omitted verses “form, in themselves, an almost complete dissertation”.
Though small in size, this edition of the Gita is pierced through with shafts of light from a towering spiritual figure—Yogananda. With this volume, India’s sacred scripture is at your fingertips for inspiration on your own daily battleground of life.