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Chapter 3 of Bhagavad Gita and Purusha Sukta
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Name Institution Instructor Date Purusha Sukta The chapter “The Way of Action” of Graham M. Schweig’s “Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Song” establishes the eternal duties of the human beings. In this section, the Lord Krishna categorically and comprehensively discusses to Arjuna “how it is the duty of each and every member of society to carry out their functions and responsibilities in their respective stage of life according to the rules and regulations of the society in which one lives.” (Bhagavad-Gita Trust).
“The Way of Action” shows the state of mind of Arjuna in dealing with the dilemma of choosing between accomplishing his duties as a warrior to fight his own people and his love for his relatives. He seeks the answer to his problems with Lord Krishna, questioning Him why one should engage himself in an action which will cause so much chaos to human lives. In the end, Lord Krishna let Arjuna understand about the duties of each individual to his own self, to his family and to the society (Schweig 57-58). An individual cannot achieve freedom from action without entering upon action. He cannot reach perfection as well by just renouncing a certain action. Everyone is driven to action instinctively and so he must perform his duties for action is better to inaction. These various levels of duties of man comprise the essence of Karma Yoga. ...
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