Intro Religions Slide 17 Hinduism and violence

Intro Religions Slide 17 Hinduism and violence - Bhagavad...

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Bhagavad Gītā and Gandhi
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Bhagavad Gītā Background and Context “Song of our Lord” Epic Period (200 BCE – 200 CE) 1 st transmitted orally by bards (travelling story-tellers) for many years before it was written down in Sanskrit 6 th section of the Mahabharata (18 th chapter) (100,000 verses, 6x length of Bible) Sometimes called the 5 th Veda because of its strong influence on Hindu culture More widely read by the average Hindu than any other text
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Kurus / Kauravas v. Pandus / Pandavas See ‘simple’ genealogy chart Dhritarashtra = blind king – why? Context: our eyes spiritually opened through the teachings of Krishna Prince Duryodhana (bad guy, Kuru) “Sons of Dhritarashtra” Duryodhana and other “bad guys” Arjuna : “he whose crest is an ape, the son of Pandu” Good guy or bad guy? (Pandava, “good guy”)
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course RELIGION 2001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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