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O’Connor 1 The Bhagavad-Gita: The War Within  Arjuna Mehgan O’Connor Asian Religions Sutherland 10 March 2010
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O’Connor 2 The Bhagavad-Gita: The War Within Arjuna The Bhagavad-Gita is a compelling Hindu epic that was written between 400 B.C.E and 400 C.E. It is a story about a war, but not only the physical civil war between two branches of a family; it also depicts an internal conflict within the protagonist Arjuna, who is struggling to reconcile his distaste for killing his kinsmen with his need to comply with his duty, or dharma. Within the epic, Arjuna is aided by the counsel of his charioteer Krishna, who is actually a human form, or avatar, of Vishnu, the Hindu god that is known for preserving dharma. Each chapter of the book is a teaching from Krishna that helps Arjuna understand different aspects of the Hindu religion. One of the questions that Krishna responds to is whether or not duty is more important than one’s own desires. The first chapter begins with Arjuna and Krishna at the center of the battlefield readying
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