2nd exam review questions-2010 - Discussion on Mahabharata...

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Discussion on Mahabharata 1. Give examples to explain the conflict/war at COSMIC LEVEL in the story of the Mahabharata. 2. Give examples to explain the conflict/war at SOCIAL LEVEL in the story of Mahabharata. 3. Give examples to explain the conflict/war at INDIVIDUAL LEVEL in the story of the Mahabharata. 4. Describe two major events to show moral deterioration in Mahabharata. (“House of Lac” “Game of Dice”) 5. Narrate the myth of “the Procession of the dead” and explain its significance. 6. Narrate the myth of “the Pilgrimage of death” or “Journey to heaven” and explain the beliefs underlying this myth. (E.g. Why did Yudhisthira go to the heaven while others did not?) 7. Define Tapas. Name two characters in the Mahabharata who do Tapas. Who gives them boons (grants them their wishes) and why? Explain the change of the notion of power in the Early Vedic culture, the Late Vedic culture to the epic mythology.
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Discussion on Bhagavadgita: The Divine Song * What is Arjuna’s dilemma? And what is Krsna’s advice?
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