Lecture 21 revised

Lecture 21 revised - Jnana speaks of the relation between...

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Lecture 21 Karma Yoga Bhagavad Gita – “the song of the lord” – has 700 verses, and 18 chapters. These 18 chapters can be divided into 6, 6, and 6. The first 6 chapters deal extensively with Karma. Next 6 deal with Bhakti, and the last 6 about Jnana. How do we identify someone who is doing the different yogas? Priority it is thought to be given to Bhakti Yoga, it gets its importance and shape because of the Bhgavad Gita. 18 th chapter in the gita about surrendering everything so you can be purified. The first 6 chapters talk about the individual soul. The second six chapters speak about the God. Lastly,
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Unformatted text preview: Jnana speaks of the relation between God and the Soul. Advaita Vedanta – there’s only one principle that appears as both God and Soul. They speak of identity of Brahman + Atman (soul). Arjuna – son of Pandu Krishna is considered to be “malicious” Arjuna doesn’t want to kill his own family…he’s confused as to why he should fight his cousins. Arjuna says no I don’t want to fight my family. The chariot is placed in front of the grandfather and the teacher. The Delusion of Arjuna (first chapter)...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course RELG 348 taught by Professor Sharma during the Spring '10 term at McGill.

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