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Old 03-17-2007, 11:45 PM
Lieutenant William Bligh Lieutenant William Bligh is offline
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Default @ Julian Lee on Bhagavad-Gita

(I had originally intended to send this to you by PM, as it's not important enough to make a thread around, but your box is full. You have read the Bhagavad-Gita, and you would understand better what the controversy in the first few chapters surround. These are musing questions rather than direct and specific.)

I'm in the middle of reading the first few chapters. So far, Arjuna, has objected to fighting the opposing army, because he feels sorrow at the thought of killing the brothers, fathers, teachers and sons, and so on.

Then Krisha comes in with this long justification for 'Right Action', with which he counsels Arjuna. This may sound a silly question, but, how is killing for a scrap of land, a just cause, especially, if as Arjuna says they are his relatives? I sympathize with Arjuna.

Krisha counsels against all desire. Is cold logic, alone truth, or is Arjuna's desire for an amount of peace, more in keeping with truth? Isn't Arjuna more logical, as we have not heard proof as to Arjuna really being on the side of the just cause. No doubt the enemy also thinks itself in the right.

Just as I'm reading, this here, I'm not familiar with this mythology, but it sounds like Krishna is reincarnated.

"I have been born again and again, from time to time; thou too, O Arjuna! My births are known to Me, but thou knowest not thine."

When he refers to "He" as being above intellect, he is talking about God, am I right? Is Krisha like a person in a trinity he goes on:

"I have no beginning. Though I am imperishable, as well as Lord of all that exists, yet by My own will and power do I manifest Myself.

Whenever spirituality decays and materialism is rampant, then O Arjuna, I reincarnate Myself!

To protect the righteous, to destroy the wicked and to establish the kingdom of God, I am reborn from age to age."

Do you know what the significance is of Blue skin to the Hindi? Why is Krisha, always depicted as having blue skin? I've always wondered this.

Furthermore, all the pictures of Krisha and Arjuna, on their chariot together, depict Arjuna as being White. Do you know who drew these common pictures. I can find a dozen in a google search. Are these actually done by the Hindi themselves. How many other people have noticed how they look White, in these paintings?
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