The Importance Of Gith And The Bhagavad Gita

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Each religion comes with its own set of rules shaped by the founder and the time it was created. Muhammad was set to be the last prophet that came from God, he created the religion Islam. However, the Hadith did not come until many years later after his death. The Hadith were messages that Muhammad had supposedly said and were used as rules to help shape the way that his followers were supposed to live. Not as powerful as the Koran the Hadith still is important to those practicing Islam. The Hadith is stricter about the way followers are supposed to live when compared to the Bhagavad Gita. Also used to help provide a set rules to help followers live the Bhagavad Gita takes on a different approach. By looking at the differences between …show more content…
Especially when a person is not exactly sure what that duty is or how to get assigned one. The Hadith does not assigned duties or require a set one for a person to fulfill (Schue, Lecture 11/02/2016). It gives it followers the freedom to chooses whatever the fill best meets and fits the life they are trying to accomplished. The Bhagavad Gita assigns followers the duties that they are supposed to fulfill. Leaving followers with no choice guaranteeing that some might fail because their assigned duty might be impossible for them to accomplish. Since their assigned duty might not accommodate their situation or status in the caste system. For example, Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita is assigned the duty to go to war which means having to kill some of his own family. He tries to argue his point of view “I see perverse omens; and before me I see no good in killing my people in battle” (Patton Pg.11). Despite his objections he has no choice, but to go through with the battle. If he had not chosen to go through with the battle he would have been severely punished by the gods and possibly lose his position in the next life cycle. Going to show how religion can influence …show more content…
Most societies at some point in time create or adopt a religion to help bring everyone together. The Bhagavad Gita supports the caste system which helps to stabilize society in India. According to Hindus the caste system is a person’s station in society based on karma they received in their previous life (Schue, Lecture 10/24/2016). The caste system is used to put people in certain social standings that they will stay in for the rest of their life. The Hadith which comes from Islam does not mention anything about a caste system, it does not put its followers into distinct social categories. Islam shaped society because it helped to bring people together and an alternative choice to Judaism and Christianity. It also helped to bring a unique identity to the people of the Middle East. Like Hinduism it gave society a set of rules they needed to live by to live a prosperous life that would please the higher

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