Bhagavad Gita Essays

  • Bhagavad Gita

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    In the “Bhagavad-Gita” there are many lessons to be learned from a Hindu perspective, much of it dealing with fulfilling your destiny and living the life you were meant to, and being the best Hindu possible within your designed parameters. There are many lessons that relate to Christianity and ideas of how one should act. I agreed with many of the teachings and can see benefits to them, one of them being self-discipline. In my life I do try to discipline myself in different ways so I can become closer

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Bhagavad Gita

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    The Bhagavad Gita is a powerful religious text of ancient India due to its rich elements, ideas, and themes, particularly that of dharma. According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, “It was written around 400 B.C.E and 200 C.E. Although we do not know who the true author is, credit is given to a man named Vyasa. It was written during a time of social transformation in India. Monarchies were increasing in size, trade grew rapidly with various countries, and there was an emphasis on spirituality

  • Bhagavad Gita

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    following Hindu reading, the Bhagavad Gita is a sacred spiritual text that has uttermost meaning in the religion of Hinduism. Krishna’s teachings in the Gita helps resolve tensions between dharma, which is moral obligation, and moksha, which represents “release”, spiritual freedom from life with the association of bhakti, which represents devotion. In the Bhagavad Gita, the concepts of dharma and moksha are unclear until encountered with each other. Accordingly, in the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna must avenge Dhritarashtra’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

  • 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

  • Bhagavad Gita Arjuna

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    In the Bhagavad Gita Arjuna is faced with a universal dilemma, duty or moral values and which to act from. To find a solution to his problem Arjuna seeks the advice of Krishna, a Hindu god. The overall message, from my interpretation, given by Krishna is that one can attain freedom and happiness by simply doing one’s duty. However, if Arjuna were to ask for help from the Buddha the message would be different. Krishna's teachings through the Bhagavad Gita and Buddha's teachings through the Dhammapada

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chapter 7 Bhagavad Gita

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    I was to read chapters 7 through 9 of the Bhagavad Gita. Chapter 7 which is about Wisdom and Realization begins with Lord Krishna as being the Supreme Truth, the supreme cause and sustaining force of everything, both material and spiritual. It states “ I will teach you the essence of this wisdom and its realization; when you come to master this there is nothing further that needs to be known (7.2 pg. 99).” Though many seek vijnana, only a few reach it, because it requires such a mastered dedication

  • 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

  • Bhagavad Gita Sparknotes

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    The Bhagavad-Gita is the Hinduism book of wisdom. It addresses all the rules and ways of living as a Hindu. The three modes of material nature and the pathways of reaching the Supreme Land; Karma yoga, Dhyāna yoga, and Bhakti yoga, are the focused topics of this book. Also, this book can be relevant to the problems today’s society in many ways. For instance, if the three modes of nature were applied to our world, it would benefit greatly. The Bhagavad-Gita introduces the Hinduism religion and their

  • Bhagavad Gita Religion

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    How can an individual know the purpose of life, and how can one distinguish his or her purpose in life? The Bhagavad Gita attempts to answer these questions. The opening of the Bhagavad Gita starts with Arjuna having immense anguish as he discovers that he must go into battle with his own family in order to have the crown go to his brother. The solution to despair is provided by Krishna, the God who serves as Arjuna’s charioteer and a guideline on how to fulfill his Dharma through devotion. The

  • Bhagavad Gita Analysis

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    Discuss Meditation in the Bhagavad-Gita This essay is my assertion of meditation in the verses of the ancient Hindu scripture of the Bhagavad-Gita. I will discuss the significant aspects of the Bhagavad-Gita and the journey Arjuna takes from the beginning of his ethical dilemma to his discovery of meditation and I will explain why the concept of meditation is still used today for coping with stressful circumstances. One of the significant aspects of the Bhagavad-Gita is Arjuna ethical dilemma. His

  • Bhagavad Gita Delusion Analysis

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    In the conclusion of The Bhagavad-Gita, the lord Krishna asks if the warrior-prince, Arjuna, after their long discussion, has destroyed his delusion, to which Arjuna replies, “Krishna, my delusion is destroyed, and by your grace I have regained memory, I stand here, my doubt dispelled, ready to act on your words” (Ch, 18, 73). Delusion and memory are two sides of the same coin, and a trait belonging to memory may find its opposite in delusion: desire for the fruits of action and discipline, ignorance

  • Individuality In The Bhagavad Gita

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    The idea of individuality surrounds us in todays world, for society constantly encourages us to express our individuality or what makes us stand out. However, in the religion of Hinduism, many written works such as the Bhagavad-Gita, treat individualism differently. The Gita, a highly controversial text, captures a dialogue between Arjuna, a warrior, and his guide and charioteer, Lord Krishna. Throughout the conversation, Arjuna struggles to accept his duty as a warrior and fight against his fellow

  • Karma and the Bhagavad-Gita

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    The Bhagavad-Gita is an epic story taken from the sacred text of the Hindu, the Mahabharata. The sacred story, often referred to as simply the Gita, begins with observing two opposing armies on the battlefield awaiting an epic battle. Arjuna, the central figure in the Gita, gazes out over the battlefield and observes soldiers on both sides. Arjuna starts noticing both armies are filled with his family and friends. Arjuna then begins to wonder if the battle should commence. Arjuna’s chariot driver

  • Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita

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    Although it can be out of context based on differences in religion and culture, these basic attributes can still be applied. A hero is someone who steps up to the plate and does what needs to be done for the overall good of those involved. In the Bhagavad-Gita we see Arjuna battle with actions dealing with the morality of waging war, and carrying out duties, and the reasoning behind Krishna’s words cause Arjuna to act outside of the realm of heroic action. Based on the basic principles of a hero as seen