• 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 ...
  • Expansions Of Rhada And Krishna
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    Expansions of Rhada and Krishna. In India the Goddess is known by such names as Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, among many others. She is the goddess of the material world, her jurisdiction given to her by Lord Krishna. She is the ruler of the fourth level of existence, known as the Devi dharma, where the mother of the Universe, the Goddess, controls the living entities who choose to enjoy life separately from Krishna. Durga is the goddess who was expanded for the sole purpose of taking care of the Illusi...
  • Hare Krishna Movement Bhaktivedante Swami Prabhupada
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    One Mans Mission It is to my understanding that A. C. Bhaktivedante Swami Prabhupada understood his mission in life to create a worldwide culture of devotees to Krishna. In his deeply rooted beliefs, he turned his life into an act rather than a time span. Prahupadas father ultimately worshipped Krishna, and taught Prabhupada to do the same. Bhaktivedates mission began in 1922 when he first met his spiritual leader, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami. His spiritual leader influenced Prabhup...
  • The English Teacher Second Half
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    The English Teacher, by Indian novelist R. K. Narayan, tells the story of a young professor, Krishna, who must adapt first to family life with his wife and daughter and then to his wife's death. This short novel, written in simple prose, examines many large issues -- love, death, loyalty, fate -- but always with equanimity. Krishna teaches himself, and the novel tries to teach us, to be, as it is put by the novel's last words, 'grateful to life and death.' Set a few years before India gained its...
  • Is Krishna An Effective Teacher
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    Krishna is an effective teacher. Discuss with close reference to the book. An effective teacher is a teacher that produces the result that is wanted. In The English Teacher the story is told in the first person so it is difficult to tell if Krishna is an effective teacher. Nowhere on the book does a student or students or even friends and colleagues say that Krishna is an effective English teacher. So we have to discern from the pages of the book as to whether Krishna is an effective teacher. T...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Universal Soul Upanishads Upanishadic Krishna
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    The underlying concern of the Upanishads is the nature of Brahman, the universal soul; and the fundamental doctrine expounded is the identity of atman, or the innermost soul of each individual, with Brahman. Formulations of this doctrinal truth are stressed throughout the Upanishadic writings The Upanishads are the most important portion of the Vedas. The Upanishads contain the essence or the knowledge portion of the Vedas. The philosophy of the Upanishads is sublime, profound, lofty and soul-st...
  • Cults The Hare Krishna
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    The form of deviance being studied is cults, particularly the Hare Krishna. Krishna is a popular Hindu god and is the inspiration of many cults. Prabhupada came to America in the 1960's and founded the Hare Krishna movement. He was sent to America by his guru to spread the word of Krishna when he was 70 and attracted a following of young hippies disillusioned with material goods. But failed to attract a larger population because this behavior is viewed as deviant by most of society. There are di...
  • 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...
  • Hindu Scriptures Vedas Shruti Smriti
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    Hindu Scriptures are classified into: Shruti (meaning 'heard'), Smriti (meaning 'remembered'), and Nyaya (meaning 'logic'). These classifications are based on the origin of the Scripture. Shruti scripture is thought of as something which was heard directly from God, while Smriti scripture refers to what was written down and remembered. Shruti is considered more authoritative since it was obtained straight from God. The Vedas are shruti. The rest of Hindu scripture is known as smriti, except for ...
  • 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...
  • Religions In Judaism Reincarnation Krishna Soul Arjuna
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    Christians and Americans different from Japanese. But here too the core experiences were the same. There are obviously two sides of the story. One must look at both sides with careful eye and determine for they what they believe is true. This is where the idea of reincarnation comes in. Because it is 7 incorporated in so many religions, you find an answer to a question, which you truly want to know the answer to, and do not abandon your faith in doing so. Reincarnation is detected in many relig...
  • Searching For A Messiah
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    By Definition, the Messiah is a leader who is regarded as or professes to be a savior or liberator. A savior is a person who rescues another from harm, danger or loss. Theologically Messiah means the Anointed One, the Christ. It is the Hebrew name for the promised deliverer of humankind. Christians accept Jesus Christ as the Messiah. The Jewish religion asserts that the Messiah is yet to come. The concept of the Messiah combines the Hebrew ideal of a king from the line of David with the priestl...
  • Divine Dialogues Comparing Job And Arjuna
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    There is a distinct significance for humans forming a relationship with a higher being. To some, it may to be to establish a sense of self-gratification whereas to others it may be a form of help on their road to success. In either instance, forming the relationship helps in characterizing each person whether it is through personal dialogue or individual growth. The Book of Job and the Bhagavad-Gita are two texts that explore the characterization of two men under the instruction of a deity. By e...
  • Actions Firm In Discipline Action Arjuna Krishna
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    In the book, Bhagavad-Gita, Arjuna, a warrior prince is faced with a moral dilemma. On one side of the coin, his duty to his fellow men is at stake, and on the reverse side, the killing of innocent men like himself morally horrifies him to his senses. In response to Arjuna's wavering decision, Krishna's tells him to fight. His reasoning lies behind the principle of defending what is innocent and deemed good from what is evil. "You grieve for those beyond grief, and you speak words of insight; bu...
  • Pichwai Paintings Of Nathdwara
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    Location: Nathdwara, a sleepy, dusty, small town set on a hill some 50 kms (30 miles) from Udaipur, is the scene of most lush and vibrant visual art forms in India, Pichwai paintings. History: In the 17 th century, when Aurangzeb prohibited the worship of images, Hindu devotees in Mathura, home of Lord Krishna, became fearful that their sacred statues might be smashed & decided to take them to safer locations. The images of Sri Nathji were loaded on a chariot and sent on ...
  • Lord Krishna Kamsa Rama Vasudeva
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    Kamsa having known that the two sons of vasudeva to be his enemies, fastened vasudeva and devaki with iron chains. He sent a demon named keshi, commanding him thus "you go and kill Rama and Krishna." Then kamsa having gathered all the ministers and mahouts along with wrestlers chanura and mushtika Spoke to them thus "oh! You all please listen. The two sons vasudeva, Rama and Krishna are there in gokula. Let those two boys be killed, when they arrive here, by the sport of wrestling with the br...
  • 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...