• Krishna Bhagavad Gita
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    Krishna, revered as a glorious manifestation of the Supreme (Vishnu). He is often picture as drawing humans to the Divine by the power of love, symbolized by the lure of his flute. (Living Religions, 14 th edit; p. 93) The textbook, The Humanities by Witt, Brown, Dunbar, Tirro and Witt, states that Krishna is the ninth and most recognizable incarnation of Vishnu. People of compare the relationship between Vishnu and Krishna to the Christian belief of God and Jesus. In the eighteenth book of the...
  • The Bhagavad Gita Prince Arjuna
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    Upon the reading of chapters 1-6 of the Great Scripture of Hinduism, The Bhagavad Gita (the Lord s Song), I am completely and utterly fascinated. The story s emphasis on selfless acts, devotion, and meditation is like no other I have ever encountered before. Through the narration of Sanjay a and the conversation of Sri Krishna (Vishnu incarnate) and Prince Arjuna, the principles of Hinduism are eloquently illustrated. In this story, the Lord Vishnu, whose duty it is to protect the universe from ...
  • Bhagavad Gita Soul Life One
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    Non-existence can be considered a state of not being. In this sense, the faithful followers of the Bhagavad Gita find ways to reach this state within its chapters. Through advice of the 'lord' Krishna, followers use yoga and meditation to obtain a pure karma and self-realization for a better life after reincarnation. Yoga is used to better ones senses for the purpose of purification. Reaching a state of total soul purification is the main goal of the followers of the Bhagavad Gita. In these peop...
  • The Bhagavad Gita Agamemnon And War
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    The Oxford American Dictionary describes war as a "strife (especially between two countries) " and an "open hostility between people." These definitions give a good perspective on war itself, but do not give an explanation of why wars occur. The dictionary also gives the definition of a pacifist as, "a person who totally opposes war, believing that disputes should be settled by peaceful means." In the novels The Bhagavad Gita and Agamemnon, the authors give not only a story of war, but reasons b...
  • Gilgamesh V Bahvaghad Gita
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    In both The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Bhagavad-Gita, the gods play a cent 0 ral role. The Mesopotamians of Gilgamesh see their gods as very human-like creatures, often with faults and whims like their own. On the other hand, the Hindus see more all-powerful, heavenly beings free from faults. This discrepancy in the perception of gods effects the power of their gods and also the longevity of the religion. The gods in The Epic of Gilgamesh behave like human beings, and therefore, limit their power...
  • The Bhagavad Gita Arjuna Krishna One
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    The Bhagavad Gita as translated by Juan Mascara 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 i...
  • South Africa Gandhi One British
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    Ghandi and the Teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita Born into a merchant family in 1869, Mohandas Karam chand Gandhi w asunder the influence of powerful people. Members of his family had served as prime ministers of an Indian state for several generations. His parents were strong in their religion, being devout and earnest Hindus. They were a part of a Hindu sect that worshipped Vishnu and promoted non-violence. Apparently, he was most influenced by his mother, a gentle and intelligent person. Accordi...
  • The Bhagavad Gita One Arjuna Krishna
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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 kshatriya 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 bel...
  • The Hare Krishna Movement
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    The Hare Krishna movement can be described by using Nini an Smart's six dimensions of religion. This is a series of six different dimensions that are present in any religion. They are doctrinal, ethical, mythical, experiential, ritual, and social. Each dimension is different, but is a necessary part of religion. In this report I will discuss how the Hare Krishna movement falls into these categories, but first allow me to provide some background information. Hare Krishna is a relatively new "eas...
  • Mahabharat Book Report Bhagavad Gita
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    Neil Karma MahaBharat- Book Report Setting 1. The MahaBharat is the longest epic poem known to man. The MahaBharat has been regarded as the supreme work of philosophy on morals and manners. It was composed by the Aryan Vedas sometime between 3150 B. C. - 3120 B. C. and contains about 200, 000 verses in Sanskrit. It serves as a guide for those who wish to seek bondage from the birth-death cycle. The MahaBharat period was the turning point for a new Yuga. (The universe is made up of four periods...
  • Liberation In Islam And Hinduism
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    Islam and Hinduism are largest world religions, taking respectively second and third place after Christianity. Twenty-two percent of the worlds population consists of Muslims, while approximately fourteen percent are Hindu followers. Most of the Hindus are concentrated mainly in India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Muslims populate Middle East, Asia, and Northern Africa. Hinduism was founded sometime between 1500 and 500 BC in the area of the Indus valley civilization. There is no individual founder an...
  • Hinduism Bhagavad Gita
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    Scholars cannot say when Hinduism began, but they believe that it started about the year 1000 B. C. Hinduism finds its roots from the Aryan people who migrated to Greece and India around 1000 B. C. Many of their customs, traditions, rites, symbols, and myths contributed to Hinduism. Hindus view the world as arising through divine activity. Hindus believe there is one main god, Brahman, who is the highest deity or the Absolute, but they also believe there are lesser gods with other powers. Due t...
  • Compare Freud Plato Hinduism
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    Since the earliest civilizations such as The Indus Valley Civilization or the Ancient Greeks, humans created wonderful cities, cultures and made huge steps in science, technology, and thought. One of the oldest, if not the oldest civilization, is the Hindu civilization that offered its account of life, society, individuals and what it is that we humans search for in our lives through the sacred Vedic texts. Another great civilization is the Ancient Greek civilization, which produced a huge amoun...
  • Bhagavad Gita The Begins
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    The Bhagavad-Gita begins with the preparation of battle between the two opposing sides: on the left stands the collected armies of the one hundred sons of Dhritarashtra and on the right lies the soldiers of the Pandava brothers. Warring relatives feuding over the right to govern the land of Kurukshetra, both forces stand poised and ready to slaughter one another. The warrior Arjuna, leader of the Pandava armies, readies himself as his charioteer, the god Krishna, steers toward the opposition whe...