The original Bhagavad-Gita was written somewhere between 400 and 200 B.C. Despite its age, it is still a relevant Hindu text that is studied and lived by today. It can easily be applied to one’s everyday life, even for one who is not Hindu. The text is full of lessons from the Hindu entity, Krishna, … Read moreThe Bhagavad-Gita Reflection
The Bhagavad Gita presents a unique system of moral teachings that characterized the “…sociopolitical and religious reality of South Asia…” in early first century AD (Flood, Martin, pg. xiii). It involves an interaction between two characters: Arjuna, a powerful warrior, and Krishna, a supreme deity who acts in human form. Arjuna faces a challenging dilemma … Read moreThe Fundamental Role of Discipline in the Bhagavad Gita’s Moral Teachings
Questions like these that baffle the human mind, and have done so for centuries: what happens after we die? Is there truly life after death? Such riddles can never be known to those who have not crossed over “to the other side”, so to speak, and the only ones that do know the answer can … Read moreQuestions of the Hereafter in Gilgamesh, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Bible
“Lord of Discipline” says Arjuna to Krishna in the Tenth Teaching of The Bhagavad-Gita, “how can I know you as I meditate on you?” This is a paradoxical question. It would seem the only way to “know” Krishna would be to “meditate” on him. This is even truer for the reader who, by reading, is … Read moreContemplation and Knowledge in The Bhagavad-Gita
In The Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna, a skilled warrior, faces a dilemma in the midst of battle. He ceases to fight and admits that he could not live with himself if winning this battle meant conquering his own family. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, for advice. Through their dialogue, one learns how the external war … Read moreActions and Sense of Self
Civil War. There are few things in life that can better quantify as morally gray. In these situations, difficult decisions must be made, and principles are put to the test. Is it truly right to undergo such a divisive and consequential action for the sake of an ideal? This is the dilemma Arjuna faces in … Read moreDid Arjuna Make the Right Decision?