Bhagavad Gita Essays
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Yoga is an ancient spiritual practice that remains a dynamic habit of life, originating in India, and is considered a means of its development. Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga and Raja Yoga are considered the four main types of yoga, but there are also many other types. As a means of enlightenment, yoga plays a central role in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism, affecting other divine and spiritual melodies around the world. The main Hindu scriptures that created the...
The Mahabharata is the great Indian Epic, which contains as its central theme the narrative of the conflict leading up to the battle of Kurukshetra, followed by the great battle itself, and lastly the resolution after the battle and its aftermath. The origin of the conflict is the dissention between the Gods (Devas) and the demons (asuras). These two groups in their fight for supremacy find it necessary to incarnate as humans who form the two opposing groups in the...
This essay will consider sāṃkhya darśhana, its origins and its theoretical systems which are the basis of the Sāṃkhyakārikā of Īśvarakṛṣṇa. It will look at how the āstika school of sāṃkhya presents methods of soteriology within both the Bhagavad Gītā and Sāṃkhyakārikā and will reflect on how the texts unravel the nature of the self through metaphysics. The essay will take in to account epistemology and how understanding sāṃkhya can give insight in to the uniqueness of both texts and...
Ethics deals with right and wrong behavior of human beings. All the religions hold ethical component, often these can be derived from the supernatural guidance. Philosophers from decades believe that religion is necessary to lead life ethically. According to Simon Blackburn, there are those peoples who 'would say that we can only flourish under the umbrella of a strong social order, cemented by common adherence to a particular religious tradition'. 1 Apart from this, as per the statement of P.V....