Lecture 5 - Hinduism Lecture 5 I. Bhagavad-Gita (100 C.E.)...

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Hinduism Lecture 5 I. Bhagavad-Gita (100 C.E.) a. Tension between Dharma and Moksha b. Story or dialogue i. Main god Krishna c. civil war i. two forces from the same family ii. fight to see who have leadership of the kingdom d. Prince Arjuna i. Riding in a chariot ii. Charioteer is god Krishna in human form iii. Member of warrior caste 1. duty is to go into battle and fight iv. sees people who are is family that he will soon have to fight = begins to have second thoughts 1. voices thoughts to Krishna 2. wants to abandon the fight and go live away v. embodiment of tension between Dharma and Moksha 1. since hi is a warrior Dharma is to go into battle and fight 2. but fulfilling Dharma will accumulate Karma and not be able to achieve Moksha 3. but if renounces Dharma and goes to the mountains he will not fulfill his Dharma vi. Krishna listens and teaches him how to practice being a different Hindu by practicing Bhakti 1. point is not what you do in life, but hw you do it 2. by all means act, do your duty, fulfill your Dharma but do
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Lecture 5 - Hinduism Lecture 5 I. Bhagavad-Gita (100 C.E.)...

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