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    Part I: Krishna’s Worldviews This paper will examine, in two parts, the worldviews of Krishna and Hinduism. The first part of the paper will examine four of the worldviews covered in class in relation to how they align with the beliefs of Krishna and Hinduism. The second part of the paper will examine a flaw in the logic of the worldviews and a way to remedy the flaw in the logic. Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita as well as from the Upanishads will support analysis of the worldviews. Condition “The Self cannot be pierced or burned, made wet or dry. It is everlasting and infinite, standing on the motionless foundations of eternity. The Self is unmanifested, beyond all thought, beyond all change. Knowing this, you should not grieve” (Gita 2:24-25). The human condition is described as ignorance of identity in that humans do not understand their divine nature. An…

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    Bhagavad Gita Salvation

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    Arjuna, leader of the Pandavas, stands on a battlefield opposite his kin, the Kauravas, and turns to the Lord Krishna for courage. Just before the start of the battle, Arjuna has a conversation with Krishna, an avatar of Brahman, on whether or not battling his own family is the right thing to do, for it seems to be one of the greatest sins. In response, Krishna advises Arjuna not to question God’s will and to fulfill his duty, telling of a life philosophy through the guidance of Brahman that can…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hinduism In America Essay

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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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    Analysis Of The Geeta

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    Body of the paper The content of the Geeta is the conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield of Kurukshetra before the start of the war between the two clans of the brothers- the Kauravas and the Pandavas. Responding to Arjuna’s confusion and dilemma about fighting his own cousins, Bhagwan Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Vedantic concepts. This has led to the Gita being described as one of the prasthana…

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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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    religion to a larger audience and the different one can take to reach his or her greater Self. The foundation of Hinduism is built on being selfless and acting through selfless service in one’s community. The guidance and lessons Krishna offers to Arjuna all come back to the main point Krishna makes when discussing selfless service. Krishna states all people should “Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life… The…

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