Bhagavad Gita

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  • Analysis Of The Bhagavad Gita

    The Bhagavad-Gita is a rather small section in the overall massive text of the Mahabharata. However, the size of this passage had no effect on its ability to influence. The likes of Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Annie Besant, and Mohandas K. Gandhi were all inspired or influenced by this text. The Bhagavad-Gita wouldn’t be the inspiring text is it today if it hadn’t been influenced by many other religious texts that came before it. The Bhagavad-Gita takes ideas from other religious texts and reinterprets them to fit with its own agenda. One of the texts that the Bhagavad-Gita uses is the Upanishads. A section of the Upanishads contains an extended analogy that likens the various portions of a being to the makeup of a chariot. This…

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  • Bhagavad Gita Hinduism

    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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  • Bhagavad Gita

    About The Gita I chose to read The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran. In the preface Easwaran recalls a train ride from India to Simla, and making a stop in Kurukshetra. The name can literally be translated as “Song of the Lord”. This place was the setting of the Mahabharata. The Author compares the Gita to the Sermon on the mount saying that both have an “immediacy” and both are timeless. They describe getting off the train and taking in the scenery. His companion tells him to…

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  • Bhagavad Gita Notes

    Bhagavad-Gita as Guide India is one of the biggest countries in the world with a long history of great Indian civilization. It contains many important historical events, the rise and decline of empires, prolonged wars, establishment of their own religion, language, social structure, own philosophy and cultural values that were passed from generation to generation. There are several world known ancient Indian texts that contain all the wisdom and teachings of the Indian civilization that were…

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  • What Is The Bhagavad Gita

    The Bhagavad-Gita is an ancient Hindu scripture that encompasses seven hundred verses and conveys how we are attached to the pleasures, desires, and duties that distract us from our true self. Slightly older, the Daodejing is an ancient Chinese text that is comprised of eighty-one brief chapters. As the fundamental text of Taoism, the Daodejing expresses how we must be in a state of “Wei Wei,” in order to be synchronized with the ever-changing universe. The author of the Daodejing was a sage…

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  • Analysis Of Bhagavad Gita

    The Bhagavad Gita is regarded as one of the greatest teachings or scriptures of all Asian cultures. The Gita is designed to teach the understanding of a person’s inner self and how a person is to connect with god. The teaching is intended on bringing, in essence, a person into a state of enlightenment connection and communication with god. The teaching is intended as a guide and is more of an oral teaching then a book. Krishna in the story, who is god incarnate, is in the great battle between…

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  • Summary Of The Bhagavad Gita

    The Bhagavad-Gita is a story about a one of the Pandava brothers in combat against the Kauravas for the rights to the kingdom. The story takes place on the battlefield of Kuruksheta and contains the divine conversation between Arjuna of the Pandavas brothers and an avatar of Lord Krishna. The arguments presented in this story rationalize and support “righteous war” or dharmya yuddha, war that is just and well deserved (Upadhyaya, 164). Arjuna questions the morality of the situation and seeks…

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  • Family Conflict In The Bhagavad Gita

    Though a story of family conflict, The Bhagavad Gita presents a cosmic struggle between desire and duty. Arjuna, the central character, is justly tasked with a leading war against a branch of his family that has usurped the throne, but struggles with fulfilling his role because of his close ties to the perpetrators. The god Krishna, presenting himself as Arjuna’s charioteer, advises Arjuna. In the eleventh discourse, Krishna chooses to reveal his divine form to Arjuna, encompassing his roles as…

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  • Ethical Issues In The Bhagavad Gita

    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…

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  • Nature Of Human Nature By Bhagavad Gita

    Those who are in the mode of goodness are satisfied. They become part of the Krishna consciousness. They are not drove by anger or desire to do more they achieve a pureness neither of the other modes can. One quote in the Bhagavad Gita demonstrates this very well "One who engages in full devotional service, unfailing in all circumstances, at once transcends the modes of material nature and thus comes to the level of Brahman who engages in full devotional service, unfailing in all circumstances,…

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