Carter M - Megan Carter REL 202 Religions of Asia Dr. Julie...

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Megan Carter REL 202 – Religions of Asia Dr. Julie Gifford August 18, 2010 In order to achieve the same meditative state of mind as a sannyasi while carrying out all the activities of normal daily life through one’s caste duties one can refer to The Bhagavad-Gita. Krishna give counsel to Arjuna in The Bhagavad-Gita about the conflict going through his mind about the war that is about to take place, but what Krishna tells Arjuna is meant to be followed by all followers of Krishna. Throughout The Third Teaching: Discipline of Action, Krishna helps Arjuna understand hoe to perform action and yet remained detached. On page 45, section 19 Krishna states, “Always perform with detachment any action you must do; performing action with detachment, one achieves supreme good.” This means that one must perform actions, but one must detach themselves from any human senses, such as hope, envy, hate, or greed. Also, in The Fifth Teaching: Renunciation of Action Krishan explains that discipline
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course REL 202 taught by Professor Gifford during the Fall '10 term at Miami University.

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