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  • One In The Body Of 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...
  • Members Of 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...
  • Philosophies Of 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 "east...
  • Jesus Christ As The 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 priestly...
  • Krishna Spurns Arjuna
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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...

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