Bhagavad Gita

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Hinduism is originated from India. It is also referred as Sanātana Dharma means eternal law. Just like the Catholics or any other religion, Hinduism also has some beliefs. Here are some beliefs of Hinduism; (1) everyone should strive to achieve dharma, (2) individual souls are immortal, lastly (3) the goal of the individual soul is moksha. Everyone should strive to achieve dharma. Dharma is the right thing to do. It is also explained as your moral duty. It is the purpose why you are living. Once you have fully understood the dharma, you will understand the Hindu faith. One of the examples in the Bhagavad Gita is when before the war starts;Arjun wants to see who he will be fighting. He saw his relative, elders and teachers. Then he has second thoughts not to fight anymore. He thinks that he cannot sacrifice other people just to get his kingdom back. But Krishna explained that fighting them is the will of God and he is just the instrument to fulfil it. Individual souls are immortal. Hindu believes that souls will not be truly being dead or will vanish in the world once the body is dead because they believe that our soul is immortal. Just like in the story, Krishna explained to Arjun the samsaric cycle. Samsaric cycle is the cycle of the soul. He said that the soul cannot be dead. It will just transfer to another body. He compared the soul to our clothes because once we don’t like it anymore we will pass it to someone who will fit it.

The goal of the individual soul is moksha.Moksha means for freedom.Just like the soul’s release from the cycle of Samsaric. There are many paths that can lead to this vision. There are the path of duty, the path of knowledge, and the path of unconditional surrender to God. In the story, Krishna presents three main concepts for achieving the dissolution of the soul. They are the renunciation, selfless service and meditation.
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