The Fundamental Role of Discipline in the Bhagavad Gita’s Moral Teachings

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 of the Hereafter in Gilgamesh, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Bible

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

Contemplation and Knowledge in The Bhagavad-Gita

“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