Is gItA an Upanishad?
S. V. Subrahmanian
svs_shankara at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 27 10:26:41 CDT 2000
Would what Krishna stated in the GIta have been different had Arjuna been a
Brahmana instead of a Kshatriya ??
>From: "Jaldhar H. Vyas" <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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>Subject: Re: Is gItA an Upanishad?
>Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2000 00:20:00 -0400
>On Mon, 26 Jun 2000, Vivek Anand Ganesan wrote:
> > ). Why is it that ShrI BhagavatpAda chose only the
> > Bhagavad gItA to comment on?
>There is also supposedly a commentary on the Anugita by
>Shankaracharya. This is also a part of the Mahabharata.
>The importance of the Gita in my opinion is that Arjunas predicament
>brings so many important issues together at once.
>1. What is ones responsibility to ones self? To ones family? To society?
>2. What is the role of karma versus jnana?
>3. When is action called for and when renunciation of action?
>4. What is the nature of the Supreme? How does one properly worship Him?
>All these are important Vedantic topics so its no wonder that thinkers of
>so many different views were attracted to it.
>Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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