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Chapter The Bhagavad Gita

MMW 12 Chapter The Bhagavad Gita: The Fourth-Sixth Teachings


Department
Making of the Modern World
Course Code
MMW 12
Professor
Alexander B Stewart
Chapter
The Bhagavad Gita

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MMW 12 Textbook Notes The Bhagavad Gita: The Fourth Teaching, The Fifth
Teaching, The Sixth Teaching
The Fourth Teaching: Knowledge
Krishna is telling Arjuna sacred teachings
Krishna creates himself
Krishna comes to help in times of need
A man is perfect when he is not moved by desire and his actions are in pursuit of
knowledge
o No attachment
o Does nothing even when he does actins
o No guilt
o No hope
o No posessions
o Restrains self and thoughts
o Doesn’t care about failure/success
o No envy
o Acting in sacrifice
Many forms of sacrifice
Gods
Restraint
Objects
Actions
Vows
Penance
Discipline
Studying lore
Knowledge
Breath control
Fasting
Sacrifice in knowledge better than sacrificing objects
Ignorant man
o Self-doubt
The Fifth Teaching: Renunciation of Action
Discipline in action better than renunciation
Eternal renunciation have no hate or desire
Discipline is necessary in renunciation
Do not be attached
o Become purified of self
Relinquish action and be at peace
o No desire
Knowledge shows the truth in the world and gets rid of ignorance
Knowledge eliminates sin
Joy in detachment
Objects cause suffering
Peace for those who get rid of anger and desire
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