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Is Bhagwat Gita a book of carnage?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by internationalist, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. internationalist

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    you're funny
     
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    But he's right....
     
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    Thanks. I aim to please.
     
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    It is the only religious book which gets to the point - when society is run by corrupt minorities at the expense of the general population, those corrupt minorities must be eliminated without mercy or hesitation.
     
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    Bhagwad Gita constitutes the advice given by Krishna to Arjuna. Arjuna's position then can be compared to the position of a Chief of Armed Forces of a modern country now. If at the point when war becomes inevitable between two countries the Army Chief of one country deserts his post, wouldn't his country be overrun by the enemy country? What Krishna did was to convince Army Chief Arjuna not to desert his post but to lead his forces into battle and destroy the enemy country. Wouldn't a grateful people then honour Krishna for saving the country? That's exactly Krishna's position - only he did not save merely one country, but the very concept of righteousness.

    Arjuna's story is relevant to us today because often at moments when the fate of many may depend upon us doing the right thing, we fail to rise to the occasion. Understanding the principles Krishna taught to convince Arjuna to do the right thing can help us overcome our crises. Thus, a call to ban Bhagwad Gita on the ground that it promotes violence is a result of a superficial and prejudiced understanding of its message.
     
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    I've heard it suggested that genius caused the writer of the Bhagavad Gita to place its story in the middle of a war. The Gita teaches that actions are amoral. Remain unattached and selfless in motive even in the act of killing, and no evil have anything to cling to.

    If I could live my life according to one book, it would be the Bhagavad Gita.
     
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  8. Me Myself

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    It´s a lot deeper than that.

    I personally prefer an interpretation that says the Mahabharat is the description of the war that happens in the soul of a person.

    Krishna also was the embassador of peace before the war. He made what he could for the wwar not to happen, but he knew it would happen, and that it had to happen.

    It was good against evil.
     
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    You should read the Mahabharata and get some context.

    That is, presuming you have even read the BG...

    I truly hope that you use critical thinking and objectivity when it comes to other religions, mate. Based on many of your posts on this site, I tend to doubt there is much beyond extreme bias. But you can prove me wrong if you will it.
     
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    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Nice try, but we both know that's a deliberately deceitful rendition of what is within the text.

    Besides, the Bible is way more violent than the Gītā. Beatitudes found in Matthew may be nice, but they still have nothing on the Gītā for spiritual depth, IMO.

    It may help to actually read the Bhagavad Gītā before you start saying such things. Otherwise, how can we take you seriously?
     
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    Where we supposed to? :eek:
     
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