The Bhagavad Gita The Bhagavad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna and Krishna. Arjuna is the brother of Yudhishthira and believes that his brother should be king of their kingdom, but Dhritarashtra, who is the blind king now, wants to give the kingdom to his son Duroydhana. Krishma is Arjuna’s charioteer who tries to push Arjuna to fight by telling him what all this means and does. Therefore, a battle is brought up, Arjuna’s members against Dhritarashtra’s members. When it becomes time to battle Arjuna freezes up and does not want to battle anymore because he says this battle is not worth it if he has to kill his own kin. As the conversation goes on Krishma explains all his reasoning on why he thinks and knows Arjuna should go on with this battle against Dhritarashtra. At the end of the book the conversation ends by Krishma telling Arjuna he must choose a path of either good or evil. Arjuna finally understands and sees what his meaning in this battle is, so now he proceeds into battle. The historical context of The Bhagavad Gita dates back to the time period between 1700 and 700 B.C. when Hinduism came into effect. Hinduism is associated with the territory of India. Hinduism portrayed gods intervening in political and military activity on a regular basis. The Bhagavad Gita is the most famous Hindu religious text. During this period of Hinduism Hindu kings were not only in charge of the secular administration, but also the administration of temple estates. Brahmins were the only supporting forces of king rulers they were expected to endorse the king’s authority. Hindus believe that gods have regularly intervened in human life and they believe in reincarnation of all living creatures, including gods. Krishna is one of Hinduism’s important gods, who gained national recognition and was represented as blue/black gold. Each locality in city and village was knit together by religious shrines where personal prayer took place containing pictures and statues of the
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The Justification of Warfare in the Bhagavad Gita
The Bhagavad Gita, translated from Sanskrit as “The Lord’s Song”, is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna as the charioteer and archer enter battle in the Mahabharata. Arjuna tells Lord Krishna that he feels emotionally conflicted entering into this war since it requires him to kill his own blood, and engage in actions that he feels go against his beliefs as a Hindu. At this point, the two stop in the middle of the battlefield, and….
ethical text of ancient India. As an episode in India's great epic, the Mahabharata, The Bhagavad Gita now ranks as one of the three principal texts that define and capture the essence of Hinduism; the other two being the Upanishads and the Brahma Sutras. Though this work contains much theology, its kernel is ethical and its teaching is set in the context of an ethical problem. The teaching of The Bhagavad Gita is summed up in the maxim "your business is with the deed and not with the result." When….
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living in a state of ignorance. The Bhagavad Gita (Song of God) is a philosophical discourse on the duties and the meaning of life and death. Many believe this text holds specific instructions on how to please God and stay in his favor. Either argument can be made because the Bhagavad Gita does both; helping one deal with daily life struggles and giving them a better understanding of what is happening, while simultaneously pleasing God. But is this all the Bhagavad Gita entail? A text with a bunch of….
The Bhagavad Gita as translated by Juan Mascaro is a poem based on ancient Sanskrit literature contained in eighteen chapters. The period of time, around which it was written, although it is merely an educated guess, was approximately 500 BCE. " there are a few archaic words and expressions, some of the greatest scholars have considered it pre-Buddhistic, i.e. about 500 BC," (Bhagavad Gita, xxiv). This quote is found in the introduction to the book and further explains that the exact time it was….