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Bhagavad Gita

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...

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The Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God contains spiritual details that are constructed towards Hinduism. The Bhagavad-Gita is the conversation between a man called Arjuna, and God himself in a human form. God in a human form is called Lord Krishna. The teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita primarily focus on the importance of the yoga and the awareness of the many paths to self-awareness and insight. Spiritual self-realization is the theme of The Bhagavad-Gita. The Bhagavad-Gita teaches readers that there...

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The Bhagavad Gita

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...

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Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita In Bhagavad Gita life has been given a sense of duty. Arjuna’s actions define the real perception of life according to Hinduism. Arjuna is ready to take vengeance concerning the injustice done by Dhritarashtra. According to Hinduism, people are reborn depending on their karma which is basically the cumulative effect occasioned by our actions. Life is well defined through these characters. For instance, Dhritarashtra fits in the very definition of life according to Hinduism. Hinduism...

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Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavada Gita, one of Brahminical Hinduism’s most beloved sacred texts, is known for being the last and greatest Upsanishadic text of its time. Bhagavada Gita translated means, “the song of the Lord” and originally was created as a poem. This writing is only a small episode from the Mahabharata, the world’s longest poem, which like Homer’s epics deals with war and heroes but at the same time deals with many philosophical and theological issues. The spiritual question from The Gita is: How a person...

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The Bhagavad Gita

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...

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Bhagavad Gita

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...

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Bhagavad Gita

“Those who take shelter in me, though they be of lower birth — women, vaiśyas [merchants] and śūdras [workers] — can attain the supreme destination.” The Bhagavad Gita told many story about the Hindu history, what was most enlightening to me was the tradition of the women, and how they were viewed. The women were viewed as many other early societies dated back as far as Mesopotamian time and even as now. The women were looked at as lower breeds of human, more so like slaves. The women of the Hindu...

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Deontology and Bhagavad Gita

 Deontology and Bhagavad-Gita Chantel L Green Eastern Gateway Deontology and Bhagavad-Gita Most people reading the Bhagavad-Gita (the Gita) come across the concept of duty as prescribed by Lord Krishna and note the similarity of the same to the concept of duty as prescribed by Immanuel Kant. In fact, the surprising point is that both the concepts are quite similar when one reads it cursorily and yet they are distinctly different when one conducts...

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mean? What makes it possible for a man to be able to find out who he himself is? Must we all be peaceful? Ghandi said, “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” In the Bhagavad Gita, we learn the lesson of finding our inner selves (“twin”) first before answering questions of others. According to the God Krishna, our desires are what cause our evil deeds, and in order for us to be free, we must control our desires. This can...

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