• 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Sacred Power Ancient Gods Sacrifice
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    The god Agni was important in the context of the Vedas because Agni was the ancient god of fire. Agni the chief best ower of blessing was called upon to take the ancient Hindus sacrifice to the gods and make the gods present at sacrifice. Vedas scriptures were used for sacrifice during ancient times and the most important aspect of the sacrifice was fire. Ancient Hindus were fascinated by fire and much focused on gods for power. They used the combinations of holy words and sacrifice to obtain ma...
  • 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 Three Gun
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    ... o desire for the fruits of work. The one who understands this truth is (also) not bound by Karma.' (4. 14). To be free from desire for the fruits of work is to be unattached to one's actions, not to care one way or the other about the results of one's actions. Only adopting this attitude will result in not being bound by Karma, which means that one will escape the consequences of willful or intentional action, which is continuation in samsara, the cycle of birth and death. 5. Bhagavad Gita ...
  • Arjuna's Choice Three Gunas
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    Does Arjuna Have A Free Choice" Arjuna is one of the two main characters in the classic Hindu religious text, the Bhagavadgita, (or just Gita). The text takes the form of a dialogue between Arjuna, a warrior prince and Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu who is an aspect of the Supreme Being or God. Throughout it, Krishna tries to persuade Arjuna into fighting a battle against his cousins, who overthrew the rightful rulers. Arjuna does not know whether to fight or not, as he sees a duty-duty confl...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...