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Post by Sakhaiva on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:29 pm

The "Bhagavad-Gita" is considered to be a
doctrine of universal truth; it covers Samkhya (1 of the 6 main branches of Indian philosophy) as well as all aspects of Yoga.

Has anyone else read it? What are your favorite passages/lessons? (Though I'm not Hindu -unless we consider everyone to be Hindu...another discussion- I've always been drawn to the teachings of this wonderful portion of the Mahabharata)
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Post by Davelaw on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:30 pm

I'm not Hindu either; I am about as a fundy a Christian as you can get; but consider the Gita a primary example that universal truths can be found outside the Holy Writ.

Whats is your opinion of the Legend of Bagger Vance?
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:27 am

The movie wasn't as good as it could have been, considering it had Will Smith.

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Post by Davelaw on Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:42 pm

There was a movie?
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Re: Gita Discussion

Post by Sakhaiva on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:24 pm

I just googled it and.... I guess so! Awwww man; magic negro strikes again. For once, let's see a flix where the white man saves the day and the black man gets the girl!!!


Any case... I didn't see it.

I did like Sita Sings the Blues (intersperses events from the Ramayana with the artist's personal story) But that's a topic for another thread Smile


(Davelaw, thanks for the input on the Gita)
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Post by Davelaw on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:31 pm

If you hadn't guessed Bagger Vance is a simplified telling of the Gita told in terms of golf and pre WII South
your perfect swing = dharma
and he's not magic; he is God
if a charioteer can be God; then why not a black caddy in the South?
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Post by Skull on Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:02 pm

Davelaw wrote:If you hadn't guessed Bagger Vance is a simplified telling of the Gita told in terms of golf and pre WII South
your perfect swing = dharma
and he's not magic; he is God
if a charioteer can be God; then why not a black caddy in the South?

Tradition says Krishna was black or midnight blue, as much of Hindu folk are today.

The Gita is a profound and inspirational work.
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Re: Gita Discussion

Post by Sakhaiva on Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:04 pm

Skull wrote:Tradition says Krishna was black or midnight blue, as much of Hindu folk are today.

I have heard that, in Indian iconography, blue symbolizes passion; perhaps that is too broad of a notion. I think it can also mean 'depth of character' and/or someone who fights evil.

Some people seem to translate the name to mean 'dark'; however I do not believe that translation comes from the Gita. My limited understanding is that, in the Gita, the name Krishna means attraction and/or attractive.

Skull wrote:The Gita is a profound and inspirational work.

I agree.

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Shivji puran

Post by Vishal Sharma on Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:05 am

In Shivji Puran, it has been written that Gods control human beings so that they(Humans) may not become equal to Gods.
It means we humans have capability to become equal to god and gods are also like us. In Bible, "Let us create man in our image".

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