The Bhagavadgita: Doctrines and Contexts

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Cambridge University Press, 6 dec. 2007 - 296 pagina's
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The Bhagavadgita is one of the most renowned texts of Hinduism because it contains discussions of important issues such as liberation and the nature of action as well as the revelation of the Krishna as the highest god and creator of the universe. It is included in the ancient Indian Mahabharata epic at one of its most dramatic moments, that is, when the final battle is about to begin. In contrast to many other studies, this book deals with the relationship between the Bhagavadgita and its epic contexts. On the basis of a thorough analysis of the text Angelika Malinar argues that its theology delineates not only new philosophical concepts and religious practices but also addresses the problem of righteous kingship and appropriate use of power. Malinar concludes by considering the Bhagavadgita's historical and cultural contexts and those features of the text that became paradigmatic in later Hindu religious traditions.
  

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Debates over war and peace in the Udyogaparvan
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the conflict
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the arguments
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criticism of warrior law
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a king must first of all be able to control
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In declaring himself the superior power18 it is obvious that
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The doctrines of the Bhagavadgıta
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21130 Consolation of Arjunas grief by emphasising the
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counsellors While the king is consecrated by uniting the different
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prakrti for the creatures that is their physical existence
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has to strive less since devotion has to be enacted
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560 cf above pp 47ff More frequently however epic heroes
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Cosmic Krsna fourarmed Krsna fearsome Krsna
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as well In becoming the gods instrument and sign nimitta
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bhakti
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see also BhG 617 23 Thus the path to Krsna
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and entitlements This is a precondition for reaching the place
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turning the wheel of sacrifice
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depiction of false asceticism addresses the problem of how to
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example and stopperforming theirdutiestoo 32223 Thisin turn would
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activity then activity and what accrues from it must be
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Texthistorical considerations
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of sacrifice through yoga and conversely the ritualisation of yoga
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of death The state of being brahman is thus one
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frameworkwill continue inthe ensuingchaptersBhG 12canberegardedas a commentary on this chapter
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dying successfully
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the yoga of sovereignty and the
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Rather the exclusivity and specific requirements of the devotion to
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the epic and the Upanisads is also corroborated in the
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krsnaas supreme purusa
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the correct ritual method
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cf 923 The author of BhG 17 takes exception to
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summary and
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conflict of dharma
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Historical and cultural contexts
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general considerations
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establish the conceptual and temporal framework in which these aspects
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advancing on the former This situation again changed when the
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