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The Bhagavad-Gita and world scriptures today.

Edward Geoffrey Parrinder

The Bhagavad-Gita and world scriptures today.

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Published by University of Kent at Canterbury in Canterbury .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bhagavad-gītā.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPamphlet library / Centre for the Study of Religion and Society -- 12
    ContributionsUniversity of Kent at Canterbury. Centre for the Study of Religion and Society.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20751345M

    The main ancient sources of information with regard to these Hindu beliefs and practises are the two great epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Krishna and Arjuna—like Rama Chandra—were real human heroes who distinguished themselves in the wars of the Indo-Aryans with rival tribes who contested the dominion of Northern India. Another great truth found in our Scriptures is that the pathway by which the human soul returns to God is not the way of knowledge in the sense of philosophy, but the way of intelligent confidence and loving trust. Like Ram Dass, Vidal sees the Gita as a practical guide for "raising consciousness. There's hope for the rest of us, of course, and that's in yoga.

    Romans Hate what is evil. Apprehending such a doubt the verse states na ca sannyasanad eva meaning not only by renunciation. In terms of pure, spiritual knowledge the Bhagavad- Gita is incomparable. He wants to withdraw from the battle but Krishna teaches him that he, Arjuna, must do his duty in accordance with his class and he argues that death does not destroy the soul. Krishna was born in the Punjab, near Merut, and it was near there that his chief exploits were performed.

    Vedic texts are sometimes called shruti, which means hearing. It's unclear exactly when the Gita was composed—estimates vary widely, but a number of scholars suggest it was completed around CE and then inserted into the larger work; many see it as the first fully realized yogic scripture. Central to the Upanishads is the concept of brahman; the sacred power which informs reality. Analysis Hinduism is a religion with a multiplicity of deities, but in the Gita, Krishna makes it clear that he is the one and only divinity. See also Need a Good Read? The first verse in particular seems to have been lifted almost verbatim from chapter 2 of the Gita, when Krishna is trying to persuade Arjuna to fight: "The man who believeth that it is the soul which killeth, and he who thinketh that the soul may be destroyed, are both alike deceived; for it neither killeth, nor is it killed.


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The Bhagavad-Gita and world scriptures today. book

Let Asia and Europe and America and all nations prove this New Dispensation and the true fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of men. His exaltation as the Supreme was an after-thought of the inventive Brahmans. For these rituals and sacrifice are often based in desire -- the desire to trade rituals for selfish gains.

Major part of the puranas is nothing but interpolation but Gita is in it's original form. Now, in view of the great plausibility of the parallels which are thus presented to the public—parallels whose subtle fallacy the mass of readers are almost sure to overlook—one can hardly exaggerate the importance of thoroughly sifting the philosophy that underlies them, and especially on the part of those who are, or are to become, the defenders of the truth.

It is part of his lila, or play, to subject each soul to the natural laws of the universe which require living out one's karma until it is dissolved. In the summer ofRam Dass, who had been a professor of psychology at Harvard untiltaught a course called the Yogas of the Bhagavad Gita.

Take Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Comparing Krishna of the Bhagavad Gita to Jesus of the Bible

The translator, A. Chapter VI. Krishna suggests that there are eight divisions to his form -- earth, water, fire, air, akasha or sky, mind, intellect, and ego. The Upanishads consist of the mystical and philosophical teachings of Hinduism.

Krishna says: BG 6. It represents many strata of religious belief. He was celebrating an idea of a God that animated everything both slayer and slain and dissolved all opposites "Shadow and sunlight are the same".

His worship, even as a heroic demi-god, brought a new and welcome element into Hinduism as contrasted with the remorselessness of Siva or the cold indifference of Brahma.

Those resemblances which are only accidental. And it doesn't matter of the message of the Gita is eternal; the message of all Smriti texts is eternal.

Originally they were in oral form. Instead of a positing a god for each sphere of the spiritual and material realm, he is the Great Provider. Curious though it may seem that such an ancient text from a foreign culture has been so enthusiastically received by Westerners, the Gita, like all truly great works of literature, can be read on many levels: metaphysical, moral, spiritual, and practical; hence its appeal.

Featured on Meta. Krishna wavers in his definitions of what is abominable. Underneath these three gunas lies God's true form. The same spirit which brought Christ from heaven to earth sent Paul out over the earth. He wants to withdraw from the battle but Krishna teaches him that he, Arjuna, must do his duty in accordance with his class and he argues that death does not destroy the soul.

The primary purpose of the Bhagavad- Gita is to illuminate for all of humanity the realization of the true nature of divinity; for the highest spiritual conception and the greatest material perfection is to attain love of God!Neither by not performing the activities prescribed in the Vedic scriptures nor by abandoning them once they were begun does one attain the qualification to perform jnana yoga the cultivation of spiritual knowledge.

This is because that actions when performed as worship for the Supreme Lord for His satisfaction alone with no desire or expectation for any reward leads to perfection and without. Bhagavad Gita is most beloved scriptures of India with a wide range of following across the country.

It is the divine song of Lord krishna and can be considered as one such book that all masters depend upon!! As a supreme source of scriptural auth.

Bhagavad Gita SignificanceBhagavad Gita is considered as one of the greatest religious scriptures. It is a priceless contribution of Indians to the world. It is a book that has universal knowledge. Each and every verse in Bhagavad Gita is beautiful, both in literary and philosophical aspect.

May 21,  · The Bhagavad Gita is one of the world-scriptures today. It guides the lives of people all over the world. Mahatma Gandhi regarded it as the “Mother”. Jan 01,  · The life and times of India's most famous spiritual and literary masterpiece The Bhagavad Gita, perhaps the most famous of all Indian scriptures, is universally regarded as one of the world's spiritual and literary sylvaindez.comd Davis tells the story of this venerable and enduring book, from its origins in ancient India to its reception today as a spiritual classic/5.

Nov 04,  · Detailed below are some of the similarities between Bhagavad Gita and Bible pointed out by Dr. Lorinser. Bhagavad Gita: I am exceedingly dear to the wise man; he also is dear to me.

(Ch. VII. 17) New Testament, Bible: He that loveth me shall be loved by my father and I will love him. (John XIV.