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Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by wil, May 2, 2020.

  1. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Sanskrit is quite a precise language, in pronunciation, in grammar and in meaning. If you would believe it, my clansman, another Aupmanyav (in the lineage of Sage Upamanyu) was among the first grammarians of Sanskrit, around about 1,000 BCE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aupamanyava). Bias damages most translations.

    Check on this translation, simple, unadorned: https://www.hinduwebsite.com/chapters.asp
    Here is another: http://library.um.edu.mo/ebooks/b17771201.pdf

    And there is one which I have not dared to read. It is by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the most famous freedom fighters of India, a mentor of Mahatma Gandhi, and the first to say in a British Court that "Indipendence is my birth-right and I will not rest untill I get it". He was put in Mandalay jail for six years and there he wrote this book, 600 pages, He was a theist, but I think his presentation will different. Of course, being an atheist, my take on BhagawadGita is completely different.
     
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  2. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    Ok. Thank you. I'll check it out.
     
  3. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai Staff Member

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    Perhaps, but Krishna made it quite clear who he was, why he had come and the divine province from which he spake. Arjuna's believe and faith in Krishna's word is what ultimately drove him to abandon attachment, perform his duty and fight the unjust in Kurukshetra.

    No, God has never demanded our belief. That's always been left up to us, but as was the case with Arjuna, he has made it known what is required for our own well being and the consequences of doing otherwise.
    Well, you know what they say about such bias.... ;)
     
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  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Search, be your own guru.

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    Well, BhagawadGita and Bhagawat Purana are Vaishnava scriptures, although other Hindus too respect them, even atheists like me.
     

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