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    Disney movie, Hercules. Though most are not fully accurate to the actual myth of Hercules/Heracles, they all tell the epic story of the hero and keep his presence in the modern mind. Bollywood is one of the largest film centers in the world, with one of its main box office attractions being Hindi films. Krishna, being one of the most beloved deities in the Hindu religion, tends to get some box office screen time. In fact, as recently as 2007, a modern version of the story of Krishna was released where Krishna is an anchor for a popular television show (IMDB.com). In 1966, the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, otherwise known as the Hare Krishnas was founded. The movement was formed to spread the practice bhakti yoga, which has those involved dedicate their thoughts and movements towards pleasing their Supreme Lord, Krishna. Some famous Hare Krishnas are the Beatles, all four of them wrote songs including the Hare Krishna mantra, but only Harrison fully embraced the lifestyle. Today, the Hare Krishna followers mainly live in Eastern Europe and India. Across the globe, Krishna remains in pop culture because he is still worshipped by over a billion people. Like Krishna, the story of Moses remains in popular culture because he is still a pivotal part of the Bible, the Torah, and the Quran. Since the Middle Ages, theater troupes have been performing stories from the Bible, it was an easy way to spread the Word to an illiterate group, especially with such a limited…

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    The Bhagavad Gita is the dialogues between prince Arjuna and lord Krishna (charioteer of Arjuna). In this dialogue, Arjuna is the warrior and he is in a battle with against his brothers. It involves the two branches of the royal family which would associate killing many of his relatives and friends. Due to that reason, he wants to withdraw from the battel but Krishna teaches Arjuna that, he must do his duty in consonance with his class and explains that death does not destroy the soul. Krishna…

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    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 Creator, Protector, and Destroyer. Out of all Krishna’s forms, the text describes his role as the Destroyer in the greatest, most discomforting detail. Though Arjuna is distressed, Krishna uses his harrowing form to emphasize the importance of the destruction…

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    Krishna’s Journey: Divine Love, Epic Battles, and Impressive Imagery The story of the birth of Lord Krishna begins in the town of Mathura located in Northern India. The ruler of Mathura was King Kamsa who was also the brother of Devaki, Krishna’s mother. Krishna was born in prison to loving parents Devaki and Vasudeva. At the time, Krishna’s life was in danger because the tyrant Kamsa was pursuing to kill him. After Devaki was married off to her husband, Kamsa began escorting the couple home in…

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    The coyote is no exception and has relationships with dog, cat, and wolves. Cynodicits were all the above common ancestors, being about the size of a standard house cat. Coyotes have grown by about a 15% increase, whereas some dogs have grown to about a 200% or more increase. Coyotes have developed some of the best eyesight found in their territory, and that is because their prey regularly blends in with the natural surroundings, such as but not limited to the Antelope Jackrabbit, which is found…

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    The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu gospel meant for the whole world. It is intended for the generality of mankind. The Gita is about The Pandavas, led by Arjuna and his brothers, who have come to take back the kingdom from Dhritarashtra, who intends to hand it over to his son Duryodhana, even though the crown rightfully belongs to Arjuna's brother Yudhishthira. Right before the war begins, Arjuna feels that a victory or the pleasures to be gained from it are not worth killing his own relatives and…

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    CHAPTER 1 1.1 INTRODUCTION Once upon a time, Maharishi Valmiki wanted to enlighten himself on the concept of an ideal individual or rather, an ideal man. Sage Narada, who is known particularly for his devotion and love for Lord Vishnu, and his chants of ‘Narayana Narayana’, came to the rescue. He recited a tale of an individual, the perfectionist or Mr. Ideal, in modern terms, and enlightened Valmiki. After a few days, a hunter was roaming in the forest and was in pursuit of a kraunchya bird.…

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    not develop attachments ( “The Bhagavad Gita”, Reader, p. 75). Also, in “The Bhakti Sutra”, the benefits of giving up material rewards and recognition are addressed ( p. 165). From these sources, it can be implied that Indian Salvation Religions during the classical era appealed to all segments of Indian society because through the purification of selfish behaviors, all people could attain spiritual benefits. Those spiritual benefits are obtaining everlasting peace and the most important for…

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    the war, there is a lot of pressure to come out victorious. They find peace by appealing to devotion through different muses to have the moral capacity to fulfill their duties and win the war. 6. Paragraph #3 A. Topic Sentence i. Eusebius and Vayasa appeal to visions and symbols to continue to motivate the two Emperors and their citizens to fight for the rightful heir to the throne. B. Evidence i. Eusebius 1. Constantine receives the symbol of immortality and “the trophy of that victory…

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    same is true of both the Bhagavad Gita and The Raptures of St. Teresa. While examining these two texts, it is obvious that the experiences that were described were both religious and instructional. In the case of Teresa, she goes on and on about the vision that God grants her and how they have helped to shape her life. “These refer to all visions [of life].” The simple and direct language that she uses helps the reader to quickly identify themselves with her and ascertain that she only does the…

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