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  • The Bhagavad Gita

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    THE BHAGAVAD-GITA 1. The God Krishna The god Krishna has his origins in the non-vedic (non-Aryan) religion of the Satvatas, a tribe in northern India, whose principal deity was Krishna Vasudeva. This tribe eventually was incorporated into the caste system as ksatriya status and their god Krishna was incorporated into the Vedic pantheon. The Satvatas continued their devotion to Krishna and he became over time the only supreme god; also they maintained their distinctive religious practise and belief

  • Bhagavad Gita

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    Bhagavad Gita The story of the book begins with Arjuna misunderstanding why it is correct for him to take action in battle. As Prince Arjuna stands in his chariot on the battlefield he recognize his enemies as, his cousins, teachers and friends. Arjuna, who was born a warrior, overcomes with pity and looses interest in battling with the enemy. He looks to Lord Krishna, and questions him how he could battle with men who deserves his own worship. Krishna replies "You grieve those

  • The Bhagavad Gita

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    The Bhagavad Gita as translated by Juan Mascaro is a poem based on ancient Sanskrit literature contained in eighteen chapters. The period of time, around which it was written, although it is merely an educated guess, was approximately 500 BCE. “…there are a few archaic words and expressions, some of the greatest scholars have considered it pre-Buddhistic, i.e. about 500 BC,” (Bhagavad Gita, xxiv). This quote is found in the introduction to the book and further explains that the exact time it was

  • The Teachings of Bhagavad-Gita

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    The Teachings of Bhagavad-Gita The Bhagavad-Gita teaches many things, and amongst these, morality and moral law are developed for the Hindu religion. What Krishna, the primary Hindu god, declares in this somewhat epic poem to be the "basis of good in this world" (stanza 3, pg. 620 of text) is for people to take action. Action, as he goes on to state, is within the very nature of our beings to do. Krishna even states that "without action you even fail to sustain your own body" (stanza 8, pg

  • Moralism In The Bhagavad Gita

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    seen is in pages 185 - 188 of the Bhagavad Gita, where Krishna, also referred to as “The Blessed One”, guides Arjuna through his inner struggles between

  • Bhagavad Gita

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    royal families, the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Within the Mahabharata is the Bhagavad Gita. Spoken by Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna, this holy narrative, Lord Krishna explains that one need not be afraid of destroying evil. The destruction of evil, Lord Krishna explains, is in itself virtuous because you are delivering justice to the wicked and reestablishing righteousness. There are numerous teachings in the Bhagavad Gita each with their own moral lessons. The following three teachings focus on Arjuna’s

  • Threads of the Bhagavad Gita

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    relaying together all schools of Hindu philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita, is simply one big epic poem (by Western standards), where Sri Krishna reveals himself to Arjuna, a warrior on the eve of a great war with his own family to restore the throne to its rightful heir. This epic serves as metaphor for The Path the spiritual aspirant must take to attain illumination and become one with Krishna. ( Even though this epic was written in first century

  • Summary Of The Bhagavad Gita

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    devote their life to. However, with the topic of way of living coupled with religion, many times, when they are not coincided with each other, conflicts arise. This leads to my sense of conflict when reading the Bhagavad Gita. To preface the passage, the whole story of the Bhagavad Gita meaning “The Song of God,” which is part of the Mahabharata, an epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War, can be summarized as Arjuna the warrior preparing for battle, is suddenly assailed by many doubts that shook his

  • The Right To Education In The Bhagavad Gita

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    The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient, epic poem, apart of the larger text called the Mahābhārata, that features the conversation between Arjuna, a warrior, and Krishna, the charioteer, prior to a battle. An expression of God, Krishna helps Arjuna to understand the role he is going to play in the upcoming assault. Affirming his true form, Krishna explains to Arjuna how he has to learn his dharma in relation to the commitments he has spiritually. From 1947 to 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  • Bhagavad Gita Reflection

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    The Bhagavad Gita shows of a conversation between the great warrior Arjuna and Lord Krishna. This supposedly happened in the Mahabharata when Arjuna and his charioteer (Lord Krishna) were going for the final battle, but Arjuna was having trouble deciding whether to fight or not that steered Lord Krishna to convey the eternal message of spiritual wisdom. The Bhagavad Gita was originally written in Sanskrit, thus if translated, the word Gita means song and the word Bhagavad means God, often referring