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Old Sep 13th 2014, 09:35 AM
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"The Mahabharata" (India) is an ancient Hindu text written by the great poet Vyasa. The text is an iconic war scroll which presents the story of a prestigious and mighty Hindu family torn apart by ambition and internal feuds.

Two bands of brothers are pitted against each other and great Hindu gods such as Shiva and Krishna come to offer advice and guidance and relief.

"The Mahabharata" (Vyasa) offers teachings about the necessity of war in creating resolution of arguments that seem to have no peaceful alternative.

We are offered an idea about the practicality of war and compelled to analyze the beneficiality of power-themed deeds in times of ignorance. For example, when people commit crimes due to temporary insanity and there is no known treatment for their condition, they may be incarcerated instead of institutionalized to protect society. Likewise, war is no different.

As in Hollywood (USA) movies such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), this ancient text offers street-wise procedures and prescriptions for humanist reactions to prosperity requirements that are at once ominous and judicious.

While "The Mahabharata" (Vyasa) offers lyrical advice about other areas of life requiring wisdom such as parenthood, education, and diligence, like "The Illiad" (Homer) from Ancient Greece, it is primarily a meditation on the values of war.







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Old Sep 13th 2014, 09:56 AM
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"The Mahabharata" (India) is an ancient Hindu text written by the great poet Vyasa. The text is an iconic war scroll which presents the story of a prestigious and mighty Hindu family torn apart by ambition and internal feuds.

Two bands of brothers are pitted against each other and great Hindu gods such as Shiva and Krishna come to offer advice and guidance and relief.

"The Mahabharata" (Vyasa) offers teachings about the necessity of war in creating resolution of arguments that seem to have no peaceful alternative.

We are offered an idea about the practicality of war and compelled to analyze the beneficiality of power-themed deeds in times of ignorance. For example, when people commit crimes due to temporary insanity and there is no known treatment for their condition, they may be incarcerated instead of institutionalized to protect society. Likewise, war is no different.

As in Hollywood (USA) movies such as "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013), this ancient text offers street-wise procedures and prescriptions for humanist reactions to prosperity requirements that are at once ominous and judicious.

While "The Mahabharata" (Vyasa) offers lyrical advice about other areas of life requiring wisdom such as parenthood, education, and diligence, like "The Illiad" (Homer) from Ancient Greece, it is primarily a meditation on the values of war.







http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahabharata

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Old Sep 13th 2014, 11:33 AM
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I always wanted to learn about the Hindu religion. What are the holy text of the hindu religion and where can I find them in english?
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Old Sep 13th 2014, 12:16 PM
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I always wanted to learn about the Hindu religion. What are the holy text of the hindu religion and where can I find them in english?
Best place to start IMHO is the Bhagavad Gita -which is a part of the Mahabharata. There are tons of editions including cheap paperback ones so it shouldn't be hard to find one. Best is to pick one that is annotated though because the wider context is not unimportant and difficult to realize without guidance.
The alternative is to read the actual Mahabharata which is enormous in scale. As in easily 5,000 pages
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Old Sep 14th 2014, 02:37 AM
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Ah war. Especially justifiable for those who do not have to fight it.

Though, the best marriage of ancient scripture and modern wisdom must assuredly come from Oppenheimer, upon observing the first test of a nuclear weapon:

"We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.' I suppose we all thought that, one way or another."
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Abishai100, you still haven't answered the following question; do you believe that Shiva and Krishna exist?
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Abishai100, you still haven't answered the following question; do you believe that Shiva and Krishna exist?
if he is a hindu then yes. Why are you so interested in finding out?
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if he is a hindu then yes. Why are you so interested in finding out?
I think we should be aware if he is telling us something he believes in or not.
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Abishai100, I've asked you this question twice already; do you believe that Shiva and Krishna exist?
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Abishai100, you still haven't answered this question; do you believe that Shiva and Krishna exist?
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