Ethical Issues In The Bhagavad Gita

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The problem that I have chosen to tackle is the fraudulent manipulation of religion and religious values among the illiterate population in India by self acclaimed “god men (and women)” and other “godly” people. These words usually represent people who either have godly powers or can talk to God. They are often referred to as ‘baba’, ‘maharaj’, ‘pandit’, etc. I have chosen Krishna and Dante to deal with this problem. Since the majority of the population in India follows the religion that is closely based on the Bhagavad Gita, I think Krishna not only has the right to say something, but also would be able to solve this problem. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna deals with a lot of themes. Of interest, however, are the themes that deal with the importance …show more content…
This decision might also have been affected by my desire to punish the people who practice religion in a way that would be deemed wrong by Krishna and me. It may be argued that according to Dante, every religion except Christianity is wrong or every non Christian is deemed to go to Hell. But, this paper assumes that Dante is willing to treat Hinduism equally and make his decision whether the fraudulent people in question deserve hell or not. I believe that Krishna and Dante, together, will be able to provide solutions and punish the culprits. This paper will state some of the fraudulent practices without official citations because the writer can claim full responsibility regarding the correctness of information because it is backed by personal …show more content…
The 2002 Gujarat Riot in my city, Ahmedabad, was one of the most infamous Hindu-Muslim riots in the history of India after independence from the British Rule in 1947. About 750 Muslims and 250 Hindu deaths were reported (India’s Gujarat). There were thousands of cases of rape and children and women being burnt alive reported. Such riots are almost always ignited by some Godmen. It is often seen that politicians conspire with these Godmen and cause these riots for political goals. Therefore, it is extremely important that these Godmen be stopped immediately and education be given highest

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