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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 closely based on the Bhagavad Gita, I think Krishna not only has the right to say something, but also would be able to solve this problem. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna deals with a lot of themes. Of interest, however, are the themes that deal with the importance of knowledge and equality which will contribute to the process of attaining Moksha. I have chosen Dante for his strong sense of justice and punishment. This decision might also have been affected by my desire to punish the people who practice religion in a way that would be deemed wrong by Krishna and me. It may be argued that according to Dante, every religion except Christianity is wrong or every non Christian is deemed to go to Hell. But, this paper assumes that Dante is willing to treat Hinduism equally and make his decision whether the fraudulent people in question deserve hell or not. I believe that Krishna and Dante, together, will be able to provide solutions and punish the culprits. This paper will state some of the…

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  • Essay On The Physical World In Dante's Alighieri

    The physical world in Dante’s Alighieri coexists with the physical world of the Bhagavad Gita in the matters as actions affect the personal standing of the world to come afterwards. These two literary works are different in terms that those terms of cowardice or betrayal to one’s kingdom by surrendering the throne is punishable in the different levels of Dante’s hell. The levels of Dante’s Alighieri in which one is sent is determined by their internal, external conflicts and actions in the…

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  • The Teachings Of Lord Krishna In Kurukshetra

    inevitable Lord Krishna as per the wishes of Arjuna became his charioteer and as requested by Duryodhana He gave His entire army to Duryodhana for the battle at Kurukshetra. It is at the battle field at Kurukshetra the great Divine Song namely Bhagavad Geetha emerged from Him. After spending one hundred and twenty years on earth in human form Lord Krishna felt that it was time for him to leave the earth as his mission for which he took birth in this world in human form that is, to destroy the…

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  • Analysis Of Venkatrarma's Painting Of The Kurukshetra War

    Venkatrarma’s painting of the Kurukshetra War serves as an artistic response to war, primarily because it portrays the battle between a group of cousins (Kauravs and Pandavs) for the throne of an Indian Kingdom known as Kuru. The account of the battle is from the epic Indian story, Mahabharata. The painting by the artist depicts the time when chakravyuh was formed as a defensive formation which appears like a blooming lotus by the commander in chief of Kauravs in the battle of Kurukshetra. As…

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  • The Despondency Of Arjuna Yoga

    Yoga, known as the Raja Yoga. The Raja Yoga (Meditation), often known as the royal path to enlightenment, is for the people with determination, willing to experiment with their mind. Sivananada (2000) says, “One Yoga is as efficacious as the other.” It is often said that one must have the head of Shankaracharya, the heart of Lord Buddha and the hand of King Janaka. The Bhagavad Gita formulates the theories of the four paths of yoga, without creating any conflicts between them and blends them…

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  • 'Tomorrow I Die From The Indian Epic Mahabharata'

    Pandavas. He agreed to marry and stay with her for a year. Iravan was born out of this union. Uloopi trained him to become the best of warriors, so that when the time came, he would be of help to his father. Following the request of the Pandavas for help in the War with the Kauravas, Iravan with his soldiers came to Kurukshetra. In the Bhishmaparva, Iravan is said to have died on the 8th day of the war, after wreaking great havoc in the enemy forces, including massacring the brothers of…

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  • The Bhagavad Gita

    Tenzin Sherpa UGC 111 Professor Lang Section- A August 17, 2015 The Bhagavad Gita The Bhagavad Gita is the song of god simply referred as Gita. It is basically a guide to how to live and honor Dharma. And it is one of the holy books of Hinduism. It was written in sanskrit. It gives the glimpse of Indian civilization and hinduism based on religion and, warfare. The Bhagavad Gita is an overview of family rivalry and conflict over territory (Hastinapur). It has teachings said to be given…

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  • The Palace Of Illusions Analysis

    Banerjee Divakaruni is a rendition of the Hindu epic Mahabharata as told from Panchaali's (Draupadi’s) point of view , namely, that of a woman living in a patriarchal world. It is narrated by Paanchali herself, who is the wife of the five Pandava brothers. It follows Paanchali’s life from a fiery birth and a childhood spent in loneliness, where she only had her brother, Dhristadyumna or Dhri along with Lord Krishna as her companion. The…

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  • Source Analysis: Bhima Drinking The Blood Of Dushasana

    “Razm Nama” is the Persian translation of the Mahabharata. It was on the seventeenth day of the war that this battle took place. The war was the result of a dynastic succession struggle between the two groups of cousins, the Pandavans and the Kaudavans. Bhima led the Pandavan army and Dushasana was the second son of one hundred sons of the blind king of the Kaudavas, Dhritarashtra. Bhima is responsible for killing all one hundred Kaudavan sons. The Kurukshetra War is believed to be dated…

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  • Mahabharata Criticism

    The main battle is not the Kurukshetra war but the fight between Krishna and Jarasandha, who is killed by Krishna. Ultimately, the Pandavas and Balarama take renunciation as Jain monks and are reborn in heaven, while Krishna and Jarasandha are reborn in hell for their exploits and evil ways respectively. Professor Padmanabh Jaini admits to the possibility that perhaps because of his popularity, Jain monks were keen to rehabilitate Krishna. The Jain texts predict that after his karmic term in…

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