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Brandon Schmidt REL 102 101001 Teachings of Bhagavad-Gita The definition of religion in our course is the human transformation in response to perceived ultimacy In the Bhagavad-Gita the beliefs of Samsara which is the cycle of birth death and rebirth of individuals are intertwined with dharma duty Moksha which is the release or liberation of the Atman from the cycle of rebirth combined with karma yoga the way of action is a way to reach this state of enlightenment These two themes in The Bhagavad-Gita when combined explain the overall Hindu view of the sacred and ultimate These beliefs of the sacred and ultimate are delivered throughout the book For example as Arjuna a Pandava warrior is contemplating whether or not to fulfill his dharma he asks Krishna how can I fight against Bhishma and Drona with arrows when they deserve my worship Krishnas advisees Arjuna Always perform with detachment any action you must do performing action with detachment one achieves supreme good By keeping this detachment of from his actions Arjuna can understand that he must believe in his dharma By performing dharma Krishna says death is certain for anyone born and birth is certain for anyone dead since the cycle is inevitable you have no cause to grieve The Hindu belief of life on Earth is that each life is a part of a cycle of birth death and rebirth until spiritual peace is found By killing someone in battle you are just helping his or her cycle to continue Through Samsara cycle of rebirth Arjunas conflict is within By obtaining the release of the karmic or physical self he is rejecting the impulses of the karmic self in order to recognize his Atman or his true eternal spirit We see this when Krishna gives Schmidt 2 advice to Arjuna When he renounces all desires and acts without craving possessiveness or individuality he finds peace
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