The Bhagavad-Gita is significant as a scriptural form in that it contains the idea of revelation occurring through incarnation. God (Visnu) incarnates himself in the human form of Krishna, a prince and chariot driver, to teach people divine truth. (Symbolized by Arjuna, the warrior whose chariot Krishna drives) The story of The Bhagavad-Gita is start with Krishna joins Arjuna on the eve of battle between two related dynasties, the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Arjuna sees his own relatives on both opposing sides and is full of anxiety. Disguised as his charioteer, Krishna explains how one should follow one’s calling in life and for Arjuna this is as a warrior.
Vishnu took this avatar to defeat the demon known as hiranyakashyap. 5) Vamana- this is the dwarf avatar. This avatar was taken when the demon king Bali was ruling. Vamana visited the court of Bali and asked for land that could be covered in three steps. With that he took a giant form.
When the armies of Kauravas and Pandavas stood facing each other at the battleground in Kurukshetra, suddenly a chariot drew away from the side of Pandavas. To everyone’s surprise it was Arjuna. Arjuna looked at both the armies and broke down. He said ‘killing brothers, uncles and nephews over a piece of land cannot be dharma’ and lowered his bow. At this Krishna said to Arjuna ‘it is your duty as a Kshatriya, don’t be a weakling’, Arjuna moaned ‘I cannot’.
The Ramayana is often compared to Iliad by Homer because these two epic poems have a lot in common in plot. In the Ramayana, Dasharatha is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shartrughana. Rama is the favorite son of his father because he is brave, righteous and skillful in everything. When he grows to the manhood, the great sage Vishvamitra comes and askes for help in defending the demons. At his request, Rama and Lakshamana agree to aid him in slaying the demons.
After explaining the spiritual happiness of these dhyānas, the Buddha mentioned that they are ‘impermanent, dukkha, and subject to change’. Observe that the word dukkha is clearly used. It is dukkha, not as there is ‘suffering’ in the common sense of the word, but as ‘whatever is impermanent is dukkha’
Link between Bhagavad Gita and Gandhi To Gandhi, the Bhagavad Gita is his “spiritual dictionary”. He will turn to the Bhagavad Gita when he is in doubt and when he is feeling helplessness. The Bhagavad Gita will comfort him and provide answers to his moral dilemma. Therefore, he will carry the Bhagavad Gita around with him at all times. After reading the Bhagavad Gita, two particular words fascinated him.
According to the Hindu belief person’s soul is immortal and never changing. In contrast the body and the personality change with every rebirth. In Hinduism there is no permanent heaven or hell. People are sent to heaven, hell or reincarnated as a human or animal based on karma. This cycle will endlessly repeat itself unless you embark on a personal on a spiritual quest, realise self-knowledge about one’s inner self and escape the cycles of rebirth otherwise known as mokṣa.
The third one is, Varaha (The Boar), that raised the earth from the bottom of the sea. The fourth one is Narsimha (The Loin Man) who defied classification and overpowered mortals who seek to outwit death. The fifth one being, Vamana (The Dwarf), who claimed the sky from the gods and buried the demons in the underbelly of the earth. The sixth avatar was of Pashurama (The Angry Man), the priest who turned to violence to kill unrighteous kings and unchaste women. The seventh avatar was of the Lord Ram (The perfect man; the king of Ayodhya) who uploads old rules at the cost of personal life.
Similarities Both Buddhism and Hinduism shared a strong belief in Samsara, which is an endless cycle of rebirth. Both of them seek release from the cycle of rebirths. Hindus believes in an everlasting soul that is incarnated from birth to birth. Hindus seek release
With great persistence, Siddhartha’s father had been persuaded into letting his son do what he desires. Govinda, who is Siddhartha’s friend and biggest fan, decides to follow Siddhartha on this new journey. The two samanas later find the Gotama (Buddha) and his camp, where he preaches and accepts those who want to follow him as monks. Govinda listens to the speech and desires the new teachings, then he is accepted as a monk. "The teaching which you have heard...is