Essays Tagged: "Krishna"

The importance of Dharma and Karma in Hindu Literature.

about 200 BC and incorporated into the Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. It contains a discussion between Krishna and the Indian hero Arjuna on human nature and the purpose of life. This "song of God" is th ... n beings. Desire was the great serpent Vrata that Indra slew. Desire was the dark serpent kali that Krishna tamed and danced on its head. Desire is the multi-headed adishesha on which Lord Vishnu rest ...

(7 pages) 177 0 4.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

This essay is based on a short story called "the Edge" by R.K. Narayan. It is about how he was a product of his environment.

to poverty he never really had a chance to be successful. He stayed in an abandoned building called Krishna's Hall while he worked at his knife sharpening business. He was a hard worker and did his be ...

(2 pages) 26 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Religions of the World: Brief description of aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.

ously visualized as a triad: Brahma the Creator, who is continuing to create new realities;Vishnu, (Krishna) the Preserver, who preserves these new creations. Whenever dharma (rder, righteousness, rel ...

(7 pages) 160 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Arjuna and Krsna's relationship in the first chapter of the epic poem 'Bhagavad Gita'. How doe Krsna moraly justify Arjuna's decision to fight.

, and thine also, O Arjuna; all of them I know but tho knowest not, (BG 4:5)The second concept that Krishna tries to use to convince Arjuna to fight is Karma Yoga. Krishna instructs Arjuna that he has ... the physical or emotional impact their actions have on others, acting solely out of self motivationKrishna's final argument to persuade Arjuna to fight involves the concept of bhakti. In this chapter ...

(8 pages) 72 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Bhagavad-Gita: A study of Krishna's Threes

with the ideas of what is Good and what is Evil. Bringing up several sensible arguments against war Krishna simply laughs and answers his doubts with ultimately five counter arguments. The first of Kr ... ng, everything except the Self. The Self is untouchable and unable to be contaminated which is why, Krishna argues, Arjuna shouldn't worry about his own Self being dirtied by the act of killing. The n ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Hindu Dharma and caste system and the Bhagavad Gita

a, is Arjuna reluctant to fight his cousins?3. What argument is particular does Ajuna's charioteer, Krishna, use to persuade him that he should put aside his doubts and join the battle.To answer quest ... from verses in the Bhagavad Gita I will answer why Arjuna is reluctant to fight his cousins and how Krishna, persuades Arjuna to go into battle.No language is perfect. There is no proper equivalent wo ...

(6 pages) 162 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

A Love for God - "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel

tes and rituals. He found that the universe made sense through his Hindu eyes. He found that Shiva, Krishna, Shakti and Ganesha were all qualities of the god Brahman. Thus he found his place in the un ...

(3 pages) 82 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anaylsis of the Beatitudes,the ten commandments the Gita and Sun tzu's Art of war throughtout history

of the greatest religious classics of Hinduism. The Gîta consists of a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna on the eve of the great battle of Kurukshetra. According to The Hindu Reli ... shetra. According to The Hindu Religion the Gita is the divine discourse spoken by the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself and is the most popular and well known of all the sacred scriptures from ancient Ind ...

(6 pages) 59 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

An essay debating the topic of, "Does Arjuna have a free choice"

vadgita, (or just Gita). The text takes the form of a dialogue between Arjuna, a warrior prince and Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu who is an aspect of the Supreme Being or God. Throughout it, Krish ... omniscient, then how can Arjuna have any choice as whether to fight? If this is true then why does Krishna have to bother trying to persuade Arjuna at all? This would imply that he DOES have some fre ...

(1 pages) 46 1 1.6 Nov/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

522 WORDS Passage to India - Hindu Influence

ion. Furthermore, Forster himself expressed that he viewed himself as on "nearer nodding terms with Krishna (the Hindu god of literature, art, music, and dance) than with any other god" (McDowell 105) ... on the subdominant" (84-85).When Godbole explains that his song is about a milkmaid begging for the Krishna's assistance, and Krishna's failure to appear, Mrs. Moore asks, "But he comes in another son ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Krishna And The Bhagavad-Gita.

Krishna is the eighth avatar of Vishnu and is thought my most Hindus to be the supreme god. In the e ... attle against his cousins over the throne. He is accompanied on the battlefield with his charioteer Krishna. As he scans the enemy's lines he notices several of his family and friends are standing the ... ding there. He realizes that he will have to kill end up killing them to win the battle so he tells Krishna that he will not fight.Krishna immediately tries to influence Arjuna to continue with the ba ...

(1 pages) 45 0 2.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Satyagraha and Rowlatt.

SATYAGRAHA AGAINST THE ROWLATT ACT (MARCH, 1919).Mahatma Gandhi had accepted Gopal Krishna Gokhale as his political Guru (mentor) after coming back to India. Gopal Krishna in his turn ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"The English Teacher" by RK Narayan: How far would you agree with the statement: "Dr. Shankar is to be blamed for Susila's death"?

ivotal turning point in the novel. Susila's passing on to the netherworld marks a radical change in Krishna's life, and therefore it is valid to term the incident as one which is of "massive consequen ... greatest physician on earth".For starters, Dr. Shankar is way too sloppy in the way he works. When Krishna, the protagonist, first sought help from the physician, Dr. Shankar merely "asked a few ques ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Yoga and emotions

e love is never materialistic. We can say that love is more of a spiritual emotion. Christ, Buddha, Krishna, and other really great spiritual masters teach that the only way to heaven/ enlightenment i ... ve. Love is also thought in most paths of yoga but is emphasized in bhakti yoga because they follow Krishna's teachings. I believe that love is also the reason why many yogis fail to achieve the great ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


rent gods. For example ?The Ganges River quenched the heat of Shivas renunciation. Vishnu Shiva and Krishna are associated with the material world.Despite of all of this Hinduism is actually a monisti ...

(2 pages) 57 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Book Review: Influence

ht take advantage of it by asking favors much bigger than those they've given us. An example is the Krishna people giving flowers as "gifts" to make us give them money.Commitment and consistency If we ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

STUDY NOTES: THE ENGLISH TEACHER BY R.K. NARAYAN What themes are central to the novel? How can the complex symbols and motifs used be deciphered?

Growth and Development•Krishna's growth begins with the arrival of his wife and child. Susila introduces him to the pastora ... past. Furthermore, the visit from his mother also begins his indoctrination into his culture.•Krishna has to withdraw from reality to achieve growth.Death•Fate is an important aspect of the ... standing.•While in Eastern cultures death is celebrated as a new beginning and life elsewhere, Krishna sees death as the end-a typically Western view indicating his ignorance and weakness of mind ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

In 'the English Teacher', R.K. Narayan suggests that while Education can and should foster growth, it can also be the greatest hindrance to one's development. To what extent do you agree.

truly means and the purposed of it. While it is true that in the novel, education poses a threat to Krishna's journey for growth, it is also only through education that he attains his goal. However th ... presented in the novel: the British system and the "Leave Alone" System. In his journey for growth Krishna must renounce one and come to respect the other.The novel opens with Krishna's confession th ...

(5 pages) 13 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Assignment on Impact of Unemployment in US Economy


(42 pages) 116 0 0.0 Feb/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

8 Majour Religions and Their Festivals

gender and class.The origin of the festival of Holi is based around a story of a playful young boy, Krishna, who threw coloured water over some milkmaids. This developed into the fun and games and cel ...

(7 pages) 1035 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith