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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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  • 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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  • Ramakrishna Research Paper

    Ramakrishna, was a Hindu religious leader and a founder of religious thought that became the Ramakrishna Order. Ramakrishna also known as Gadadhar Chatterji or Gadadhar Chattopadhyaya claimed to have had the same experiences as brahman and he is often referred to as the first Hindu saint (“Ramakrishna”). Ramakrishna and his disciples were the first followers of the religious thought ramakrishna order. The Ramakrishna order follows unselfish work, love of god, knowledge, and awakening of…

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  • Gender Roles In Hindu Religion

    Hindu is a pagan religion espoused by the people of India and Nepal, was formed through a long march from the fifth century BC to the present. It is a religion of spiritual and moral values as well as legal and regulatory principles taken several gods, according to related works, for every area of the god, and every act or phenomenon there a God for it. There is no specific founder for Hindu religion and most of their books they don’t know who the authors, the religion as well as the books have…

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  • Hindu Devotional Groups In Hinduism

    With the emergence of Bhaktism in South Asia, Hindus started to show their love for Hindu deities through poetry and other forms of art. Bhakti is an intense emotional love for a personal god. It favors an immediate experience of the divine. This trend leads to the creation of major Hindu devotional groups: Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. All three major groups are unified within the realm of bhakti/devotion; however, each group is distinguishable through their belief system, traditions,…

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  • Literary Criticism Of Mahabharata

    Amongst the enormous corpus of Hindu literature, Mahabharata stands out as a text of great magnitude, originally comprising of 100,000 Sanskrit shlokas, say about 2 million words. ‘Vedvyasya’, the author of Mahabharata has weaved a plethora of characters in this great Hindu epic, through which he takes the reader through every conceivable human emotion and situation, thus making it possible to identify with it even today. It even boasts, ‘What is here is found elsewhere. What is not here is…

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  • Essay On Religion In Ancient India

    form, in hopes to gain nirvana to Brahman (Humanities I, 74). Karma can be altered through natural and moral decisions and actions. Hinduism teaches morality of the soul, but not individual or personal morality. This has to do with the gradual rejection of the material world, as personality is part of the illusion and gets in the way of gaining the unity that many Hindu’s seek(Humanities I, 73). Through the belief of reincarnation, the soul of an individual who did not reach the goal of…

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  • The Concepts Of Dharma And Karma And The Caste System In Hinduism

    In Hinduism, the concepts of dharma and karma are essential components of the religion, and they are invariably interlinked, both with each other, and the structure of the Hindu community, known as the Caste System. The term dharma is problematic in translation, with a range of suggestions such as ‘law,’ ‘duty,’ and ‘religion’ (Flood, G. 2004, p.52). The term, in short, refers to ritual and moral behaviours which are necessary to uphold to maintain cosmic order, or rta. (Flood, G. 2004, p.53;…

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  • Karma In Western Civilization

    Hindu Culture suggest the idea of the self which is forever long lasting and is the mechanism that is reincarnated. Not the body but the self is what becomes of a person in the next life and so on until that person has reached eternal paradise with Brahman. Buddhism recognizes the idea of the non-self which is not about possessing a soul but rather possessing the idea of knowledge. Knowledge is what becomes one’s future existence and is the only part of a person that is reincarnated. The idea of…

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  • The Role Of Women In Hinduism

    HINDU PEOPLE Hindu people also follow the tenets of Dharma, Karma, and Moksha. Dharma is the ultimate goal in Hinduism and is the “right way of living”. It also proposes that there is a way of living life according to your own path of truth and that these paths vary between all of us. On the other hand, Karma proposes that anything a person does, whether good or bad, will eventually return to them in this or a future life. This concept is closely related to that of reincarnation, doctrine in…

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