We consider that it symbolizes the feminine wisdom, which we attribute it Our Lady of Wisdom. According to Schweig, it is a "polymorphic monotheism, i. All the ups and downs, pleasures and pains are integral aspects of this Divine adventure, the Infinite Formless God sporting as finite forms.
In The Truth About the Gita, Narla argued that the book condones violence and wholesale slaughter; Krishna was Machiavellian, who employed trickery, deceit, falsehood, intimidation, and blackmail to get Arjuna to overcome his moral qualms.
New translations of the Ramayana by Dr. SUNY series in religious studies. Religion and Society - By S Radhakrishnan - p.
The story is so filling that you literally wonder how it could possibly have an end to it. Krishna basically starts out very slow in explaining that all life is connected and is stemmed from his existence. The presider first sprinkles water round the altar to sanctify it, and then sprinkles water on the people to purify them.
Even the non-mystical tradition of Catholic theology always rejected the horrid idea of the inferior kind of Gnosticism of ancient times which supposed that the world was a mistake, an evil realm created by a fallen spirit.
I took a conducted tour to Niagara Falls. Indian thought has constantly turned to these scriptures for fresh illumination and spiritual recovery or recommencement, and not in vain. India saw from the beginning, - and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, - that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
At each of the prayers, together with psalms and readings from the Bible, there are also readings from the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita as well as from Tamil classics and other Scriptures.
Martin's Press New York p. And I love the fact that the idea is that everything comes from one God initially even if there are other gods now everything is God and he is everything, even if you are not in god, he is in you.
Either that, or she was genuinely channeling some subtle-plane entity who was very much in love with pompous-sounding New Thought material. Why does the Atman soul go through the cycle. It is the origin of all phenomena.
It will stay with me forever. In about verses that follow—using a dazzling array of ideas and tactics, many of which inspire people even today—Krishna explains to Arjuna why he must fight.
We find in the seers of the Upanishads, an utter fidelity to every layer and shade of truth as they saw it. I will tell you the Word that all the Vedas glorify, all self-sacrifice expresses, all sacred studies and holy life seek.
OK, so all three religions claim that that their adherents would be first in the queue without much evidence to attest to the claim except their holy books. I hope that this line of inquiry will also disarm those Hindu religionists who tend to be ultra sensitive about critiques of their sacred books from Western perspectives some of which may well harbor Eurocentric biases.
They are dhammas because they are upheld by conditions or they are upheld according to their own nature" Asl. Bhagavad Gita — Another critical perspective to consider adding to its armory of refutation January 24, by Ranganath R The few and rare critical reviews of the Gita I am providing here a link on my blog to an excerpt of an introductory chapter of a book that critically evaluates the social and cultural impact of Bhagavad Gita BG on India.
Along this line of focusing so heavily on the "ego," an obvious humorlessness and even pomposity characterizes the ACIM Text. The inscription states Heliodorus is a Bhagavata.
Bede and introduced him to the Camaldolese prior general, Don Benedetto Calati, who was very sympathetic to Fr. At the Evening Prayer ashes known as vibhuti are used.
He was widely admired as a master of the English language, a spellbinding orator, a dynamic leader, and a generous human being. Toronto happens to be the nearest city to the famed Niagara Falls from Canadian side. There are two hours specially set apart for meditation, the hours of sunrise and sunset, which are traditional times for prayer and meditation in India.
No two parties are alike that is why no two peoples beliefs are the same completely. Scottsdale Congregational United Church of Christ. Some of these innovations in thought soon made their way into the texts we now know as the Upanishads, setting them qualitatively apart from the earlier Vedas.
People were moving away from the old Vedic religion—which revolved around rituals, animal sacrifices, and nature gods—to more abstract, inner-directed, and contemplative ideas. Its tradition of the God ward endeavor of the human spirit has been continuously enlarging through the ages. No more specific lessons are assigned, for there is no more need of them.
At each of the prayers, an arati is offered before the Blessed Sacrament. You are to drink and perform the ceremonies the way the scriptures say and to keep your heart and mind on God Krishna.
A critical look at Prabhupada's Bhagavad Gita As It Is, which is fraudulently touted by ISKCON as the real thing. Prabhupada claims that his explanations of the 'Gita derive via a tradition from Krishna through Madhva and his disciplies; they do not, because Madhva disagrees with many things he says.
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 >. Show in alphabetical order. Swami Vivekananda () was the foremost disciple of. Looking more carefully at the alienating dualistic theology, the condescension, pomposity and narrow mindedness of ACIM.
This work mainly presents a hardcore moral criticism of the Bhagavad-gita, the criticism that the Gita in fact implies that1. Krishna—the preacher of yoga—is not in the least a yogi himself,2.
Krishna alone is satanic (or evil), and3. Svabhava (Sanskrit: svabhāva; Pali: sabhāva; Chinese: 自性; pinyin: zìxìng; Tibetan: རང་བཞིན, Wylie: rang-bzhin) literally means "own-being" or "own-becoming".
It is the intrinsic nature, essential nature or essence of living beings. The concept and term svabhāva are frequently encountered in Hindu and Buddhist traditions such as Advaita Vedanta (e.g. in the Avadhūta. Vedas; Upanishads; Agamas; Brahma Sutras; Bhagavad Gita; Mahabharata; Ramayana; Divya Prabandha; Gita Govinda; Puranas.
Vishnu; Bhagavata; Naradiya; Garuda; Padma; Agni.Bhagavad gita critique