Lakshmana Essays

  • The White Tiger Short Story

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    The White Tiger Soft, quiet footsteps is all that was to be heard at the heart of the jungle as a man quietly walked between rotten branches from the ancient trees. His bow was raised, ready to fire. He was somewhat of a wind, once there now gone, going its own direction. The wind was blowing his way which made this day perfect for hunting. The morning was cold but the sun was already shining. The birds sang their morning song. He was so camouflaged that all that can be seen is the gleaming, sharp

  • Umasvata Sutra Summary

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    “The Acaranga Sutra (ca. 400 BCE), a text used extensively by the Svetambaras, is the oldest surviving Jain manual, describing the rules proclaimed by Mahavira to be followed by his monks and nuns.” Umasvati, a thinker who most likely lived in the fourth century BCE, established a philosophical tactic that both sects acknowledged. In the Tattvartha Sutra, or Aphorisms on the Meaning of Reality, Umasvati concisely summaries the Jain world-view, describing karma,cosmology, morals, and the levels of

  • Gender Roles In Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel

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    In Margaret Laurence’s novel The Stone Angel, the reader follows an old woman named Hagar struggle with coming to terms with her past and present as she approaches the end of her life. One recurring theme that Hagar reflects back on was her struggle to break free of the gender roles her patriarchal inner circle assigned to her. In The Stone Angel the main character Hagar is oppressed and controlled by the gender roles enforced by her father and husband. From a young age Hagar’s father restricted

  • Fairies In Tomorrowland Analysis

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    Moreover any deformity in the child was also blamed on fairies. Along pinching, this abduction was a part of fairy punishment, which was given to careless parents as Keith Thomas mentions that fairies were “predatory and might swoop down to snatch an unguarded infant child, leaving a changeling in his place. They might also nip, pinch or otherwise torment a careless housewife or untidy servant maid” (610). Shakespeare has also altered the perception of this abduction. Titania has stolen a boy from

  • Non Attachment In The Monk's Tale

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    hence it is the cause of suffering.” (Dalai Lama, 1988:37) For instance in the Ramayana, it is shown the consequence of attachment in family. If it weren’t for Sita and Ram, Lakshmana wouldn’t have had the need to cut off Surpanakha’s nose. It was because she was coming to attack Sita that Ram was in the position to tell Lakshmana to stop her and in the anger of his sister in law being in danger caused him to not think wisely and cut her nose off. “I fear for all of us. That was no animal, my husband

  • Annotated Bibliography: The Ramayana

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    large books. “Ramayana” literally means the “journey or advancing of Rama”, who is one of the several incarnations of the supreme god Vishnu. In this epic, Rama’s step-mother exiles him to the forest for fourteen years only to go with his brother, Lakshmana, and wife, Sita. He was announced to be king just the day before, but the evil

  • Servant Leadership In Ramaya

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    motivation is evident from the same instances. But more than all these Rama embodies the characteristic of putting the followers before himself. In the battlefield when Lakshmana is killed by Meghanad, Hanuman brings the miracle herb mritasanjivani. Rama insists that all the vanaras who were killed in the war be resurrected before Lakshmana. Behaving ethically has already been dealt with. Rama realizes the concepts of Servant leadership by making service to his followers his life’s motto and providing

  • Analysis Of Ramayana

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    The Ramayana is a myth poem written in Sanskrit by Valmiki, it belongs to the Hindu culture. The Indian culture is full of myths, and stories that carry lessons and experience from generation to another. Most of those myths are oral; however, this popular myth (Ramayana) has been written and documented, which is one of the reasons that make it sacred by the Hindu nation, and popular in the world of literature. The Ramayana consists of twenty four thousand verses in seven books, and five hundred cantos

  • Ramayana The Iliad Analysis

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    The Ramayana,is a Sanskrit epic poem ascribed to the Hindu sage and Sanskrit poet Valmiki. It is regarded as one of the two great works of Indian Literature, along with the Mahabharata. The Ramayana also plays an important role in Hindu Literature (smrti). It depicts the duties of relationships, portraying ideal characters like the ideal father, the ideal servant, the ideal brother, the ideal wife and the ideal king. The name Ramayana is a tatpurusha compound of Rāma andayana ("going, advancing")

  • Analysis: The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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    The epic poem, The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by N.K. Sandars, tells the story of the ancient king of Uruk, Gilgamesh, and his desperate search to immortalize himself. The Indian epic, The Ramayana, written by R.K. Narayan, recounts the tale of Rama, who is the incarnation of Vishnu sent down to destroy Ravana and bring peace to the world. Both of these individuals are considered ancient heroes by modern standards. Heroes are individuals that humanity looks up to as superior beings, but who are

  • Tantrist Synthesis Essay

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    As we all know, India is famous for its various religions and temples, as well as the eroticism in their art history. It is Devangana Desai1 Hindu temples all over India are replete with sexual motifs, not only renowned temples like those of Khajuraho, Konarak and Bhubaneswar but also temples lesser known sites have portrayals of erotic figures. So here comes the question, the temples are usually considered as the sacred places where the deities should stay, but why are these erotic sculptures

  • The Spread Of Hinduism In The Indus Valley Civilization

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    Hinduism has grown to roughly 900 million followers. There are three great religions and Hinduism comes in third, after Christianity and Islam, even though it is the oldest religion. It began in 2500- 1500 B.C.E. inside the Indus Valley Civilization. There has been findings in the Harappa & Mohenjo Daro civilization, and today’s Pakistan. And it went from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. The geographical locations that have a that have a significance in the Hindu religion are Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia

  • Analysis Of Two Depictions Of Hanuman By Annapurna Devi And Shanti Devi

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    Devi seems to reinforce the narrative myth of Hanuman carrying an entire mountain of herbs to aid Lakshmana. Moreover, the border-organised in a running pattern of a rectangular bar of hatched lines followed by a drum-introduces a sense of controlled chaos that juxtaposes with the seemingly haphazard arrangement of the illustrated elements in the background

  • Similarities Between Gilgamesh And The Ramayana

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    When a character is portrayed as a hero, they typically have qualities such as strength, confidence, and this person wields his aspects in order to conquer evil. However, in most cases the steps in order for someone to become a hero is not talked about. Are there certain events a hero must undergo in order for them to reign the title as a hero? Well, according to Joseph Campbell there are certain steps a character must endure in order to own that title. From the two stories, The Epic of Gilgamesh