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More on this classic text from ancient India by (perhaps) Vyasa, with guest Shaan Amin.
Is Krishna recommending action that acquires good karma or behavior that is "beyond good and evil?" How can everything be Krishna while Krishna is also the piece of excellence in each of us that we're supposed to pursue? How do Krishna's teachings compare with Stoicism? Plus, behold Krishna unveiled and be freaked out!
End song: "Om Hari Om 1" (feat. Michael Manring) from Tim Jordan Kirtan's Heart & Spirit (2014). Hear Michael interviewed on Nakedly Examined Music #31.
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St. Fish thinks that our moralities choose us rather than we choose them, philosophical karma?
Paul Dobing says
I thoroughly enjoyed your exploration of the Bhagavad Gita, thank you. In response to your invitation for other Eastern texts and spaces to explore, I would appreciate your perspectives on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I recently read a translation and analysis of this as part of the Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar and was particularly struck by the concepts of the Yamas / Niyamas as a way of being in the world. Would be interested in your discussion which could trace the Sutras to source in the Vedas, and/or also consider the way in which Patanjali brough together many disciplines and practices of the time to distill what many considered a fundamental way of life, not restricted to Hinduism or Yoga.
Krishnadas Bag says
Kindly explore the most prominent philosopher/theologian of the Vaishnava school of Panentheistic thought, Sri Jiva Goswami.