Lecture 13 revised

Lecture 13 revised - Lecture 13 What we have discussed so...

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Lecture 13 What we have discussed so far: Brahman, Nirguna, Saguna Saguna Isvara, Devi, Trimurti (BVS) Rama Ra Krishna Mahabaratha (Bhagavad Gita) Although there is only one God mainly, Vishnu and his wife, they’re all worshipped, Shiva is also a dependent God in this sense. Shiva is depicted as a dead person, Goddess Kali is standing astride (Standing with her foot on him…) Shiva AND Sava (without the goddess) -The goddess is the ultimate reality…we should discuss the biography of Shiva. What we can do now is separate the divine from our world. Mundane world…has no beginning, no end. JIVA – World is beginningless, Jiva is beginningless, Karma is beginningless…Why? Philosophical thinking… (Chicken in the Egg…Hindu explanation…neither came first, they were always there) There was no first time! Involvement of Jiva in this universe is called Samsara. We are “on the move”. Why? Because we think it’ll brng us happiness Why are we here? Because ideally we want to be there. “Desire” is the fuel that propels us We want to live for the ‘thirst of experience’ The world literally translates ‘thirst…carving or longing’ -Mahatma Gandhi says it is easier to contemplate suicide than to do it…because the moment you think
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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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