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    Dualism In Hinduism

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    jñana yoga (yoga through the path of knowledge) and bhakti yoga (yoga through the path of devotion) and practicing the right dharma are examples of ways to attain moksha. In the Bhagavad Gita, a discourse by the Lord Krishna to Arjuna during the Mahabharata, Krishna tells Arjuna that ‘whosoever takes refuge in me, whether they be born in sin or are women or traders or even labourers, they also reach the highest goal’ (Heehs 2002, 149). This is an example of attaining moksha through bhakti yoga.…

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    In these three Hindu tales, I noticed that they were less about the creation of the world and more about the gods and where they came from. For example, in “How Ganesh got his Elephant’s Head” and “Hanuman, the Greatest” the stories were mainly about the activities the gods did and how they became the way they are now. In “Hanuman, the Greatest”, the monkey god, Hanuman meets the two sons of King Desaratha and finds out that one of the sons (Prince Rama) cannot find his wife, Sita. Hanuman asks…

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    Example Of Assimilation

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    assimilation is the displacement of one culture over another, the inability to sustain more than one way of being”.“ He gives an example of Arjuna, a call-center employee in India, who became too westernized, that “His hobbies began to feel hollow. He lost touch with his family and made few friends.” He does not keep his own traditions and surrender his culture. Arjuna admits that his “life would be easier if he had hewn to the traditional Indian path.” “I spent my youth searching for the real…

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    Status and Heroism In his classic fantasy tale, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien writes, “I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it 's very difficult to find anyone. 'I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures.’” Homer’s Odyssey, chapters eight and nine, and Vyasa’s The Mahabharata, In the Beginning and The Ring & the Well, are primary forms of epic poems telling the grand tales of Ulysses and Drona, respectfully.…

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    Hinduism Research Paper

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    According to Monism, which Hinduism classifies as, only God exists; nothing else exists. Everything exists in a constant dream state, more specifically in Brahma’s dream which can also be seen in the metaphysical world of Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. Brahman is the self of all and Atman is the self of one. The goal of the soul is to connect to Brahma and achieve Moksha (liberation), until that happens one goes through samsara. Samsara is this cycle of existence and suffering…

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    Hinduism Research Paper

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    Hinduism encompasses all aspects of life for those who choose this religion’s followers. From the daily activities to architecture, everything is related back to the ideals and traditions of the Hindu faith. The field trip to Temple, Texas to visit the Hindu Temple, Omkara Mahaganapathi Devasthanam, enlightened me on the traditions and aspects of Hinduism granting me a greater understanding on the Bhagavad Gita. The architecture, at first, only seems to differ from churches, temples, or other…

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    The Hindu Caste System

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    Other family members of his wanted the kingdom so they were about to go to war with each other but Arjuna refused to fight. Krishna appeared and told him that it is his personal dharma to kill his cousins. Kishna then teaches Arjuna the three paths to salvation. The first one is “the Karma Yoga”, the second is “the Jnana Yoga”, and last is “the Bhakti Yoga”. The Karma Yoga is also known as action. Meaning that it…

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    My parents are from Ghana, but I was born in America; people refer to me as “Americanized.” Other than being able to speak the language, Twi, I have never really been into the Ghanian traditions or any of their cultural rituals that are practiced. A couple of weeks ago, my cousin got married, and, in Ghanian culture, we have what is called a “traditional wedding.” The traditional wedding is completely different from the typical weddings that we are accustomed to. I actually did not plan on…

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    Bhagavad Gita Meaning

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    Upanishads. A Sanskrit word for the ultimate reality/principle in the universe. 2- Top of a caste system which include priests. Bhagavad Gītā- A Hindu scripture written in Sanskrit. It is a part of the Mahabharata. The Bhagavad Gita is a story of Arjuna and the difficult decisions he has to make. Thus he is guided through them by Krishna. Buddha (word meaning and historical figure) The meaning of buddha is one who has been awakened or enlightened one. The historical figure of Buddha is a…

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    Bhagavad Gita Hinduism

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    The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of a warrior conflicted on whether or not to fight in a battle with his family and former friends. This warrior, Arjuna, shares his confliction with Krishna, who is an embodiment of Lord Vishnu, the supreme God of Hinduism. Krishna tells Arjuna that he must fight in this battle. Part of Krishna’s reasoning is the link between Hinduism and post-Industrial service…

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