If we put this passage in context with the rest of the Bhagavad Gita, it becomes clear that Krishna is doing much more than explaining the characteristics of the atman; he is revealing some significant aspects of the Hindu religion such as ethical practices and some emotional aspects. This text begins with Arjuna contemplating the morality of the life of a warrior. Krishna then shows the reader how fulfilling one’s dharma is in fact a very moral way of living one’s life. The god also reassures the reader that there is no moral injustice harming others in battle by enforcing the idea that the body is merely a portal for the soul. Doing one’s religious duty is always the ethical thing to do even if it emotionally it is difficult to complete.
Another similarity between Hinduism and Christianity is that they both believe in a supreme god. Hindus believe in Krishna and although it remains a polytheistic religion, they believe in a supreme god that the other gods originate from, called Krishna (Dasa, Pandit). Contrasting with this, Christians believe in one supreme God called Yahweh. However, do not confuse the two religions Hinduism and Christianity they do not include the same beliefs but they do contain some common ground with each
God has called His church to be in the world, but not of it . In a society that idolizes films and the culture they engulf, Christians must consider how they will respond to the worldview seen in movies. Film is art; Art was created for the purpose of providing enjoyment to those observing. The movies act as a medium between the observers and the worldview of the creator. However, like any other nicety of the world, the art in movies has been tampered by the sin of man.
This is called what most know as, “The Lord’s Prayer.” He taught that prayers should be intentional and communicated with the Father only; he spoke against doing anything for the sake of being seen by other men including fasting. Lastly, in chapter 7 he begins by discussing judging others and the golden rule. He taught that before someone can see clearly in someone else, they must first address the issues in their own heart.
Meditation 5 is on the essence of material things and the existence of God once more. In which Descartes finally sums up his thought of God’s presence. He then is able to explain his audience the importance of God in his philosophical theory. Descartes consider how truth can be found by analyzing example of things, not paying much attention of if those examples exist. Descartes’s way of warning his audience about his proof of God’s existence is that just because we imagine God that does not mean God’s presence relies upon our thinking about this.
The concept of popular sovereignty is an idea based on the assumption that a few people are empowered to act on behalf of everyone else and this same idea is reflected in religion. A person may say that he has been empowered to communicate the wishes of the gods, or that indeed he is a god. Like the concept of popular sovereignty, religion requires the suspension of disbelief. If we take the example of Baba ram Rahim Singh ji insan who is a self-styled god man, People believed in him because hey suspended their disbelief as he made them believe that fiction stated by him was reality.
The second part of the Hinduism chapter challenged the reader to compare and contrast the traditional Hinduism beliefs about creation, the problem of good and evil, heroic stories of divine figures, and the divine law with other world religions. What caught my attention was the section about the problem of good and evil. Many world religions have scriptures that described the human nature as an inner contradiction of good and evil ( Bilhartz, 2006, p. 174). However, the Hindus seem to believe that humans possess either divine qualities or demonic qualities as stated in the Bhagavad Gita. According to the Bhagavad Gita, there exists " two types of human beings in this world: the divine, and the demonic" (Bilhartz, 2006, p. 176).
Mencius believes human nature is inherently good through the teachings of Confucius. He argues with other confusions whom interpret his teachings differently, some believe humanity is born evil, others believe humanity is born neither good or evil, just a blank slate that can be influenced into becoming; good or evil. Mencius said “Humanity, Duty, Ritual, Wisdom-these are not external things we meld into us. They’re part of us from the beginning, though we may not realize it.”