Gita

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Krishna in the front

Namaste !

Today  is the Hindu celebration  of the Bhagavadi Gita or the birth of the Hindu classical scripture, the most important influential Hindu scripture and philosophy. It is rather ironic that the video below gives you the very shortened version. . . . 90 seconds.  Hinduism is very complicated religion. Wikipedia says that there are 330 million Hindu deities.    There is one supreme creator god of Brahma and many others to guide the people who speak different languages and cultures.   There is a Trimurti of the gods and Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.  Each of these gods has many avatars.  Krishna is thought to be the 8th avatar  of Vishnu.

There is an annual celebration of the day that Lord Krishna rendered his teaching in the Bhagavad Gita commonly known as Gita.   Krishna is usually pictured with Radha, his consort. This also shows that there is  equality between the genders.

‘The Bhagavad Gita is not just an ancient scripture but also serves as an essential guide to better living and life and conducting business and communication to the modern world. The greatest quality of Bhagavad Gita is that it prompts an individual to think, to take fair and right decision, to look at life differently and refreshingly without surrendering one’s identity. The Gita has been addressing contemporary issues and solving for everyday problems of humanity for millennia.”    BBC

The one thing  that so impresses me is that no matter how far from my faith system, as a Christian, Hinduism is, the worship and lifestyle genuinely affect the people, their lives and choices. The respect for life either human or animal,  gentle acceptance of hardships , and generosity  to all  are just three examples.  Faith systems are to affect life and  life  choices and it certainly does in the many gentle, accepting, kind,Indians I met during my stay in India.

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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4 Responses to Gita

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  2. SitaRasa says:

    Thank you so much for posting 🙂 I’d love to share this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtBlfAcTnVAlbBgkBMFgiUrzWDgkyAYZW
    Here Swamiji Ranganathananda guides us through the entire Bhagavad Gita and makes the verses much more comprehensable.

    “The Bhagavad Gita is described as the essence of the Upanishads”, writes Swami Ranganathananda in his book The Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita: “Its message is universal, practical, strengthening and purifying. A science of human development and fulfillment. 700 Verses in 18 chapters, full of beautiful ideas, so relevant to the times in which we are living.”

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