The Epic Bhagavad Gita By The Scribe Veda Vyasa

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The duration of life in a material reality may be very long, but all living bodies in the material world are eventually subject to a thing of the past and have to again develop other bodies. This idea of one life coming after another, continuing an endless cycle of life; allows death to never exist. In the epic Bhagavad Gita by the scribe Veda Vyasa, the theme of reincarnation is portrayed by Lord Krishna, telling a young warrior named Arjuna, to not dwell on the physical nature of this world because it can all be born again. In the Hindu religion, karma exists, which means whatever acts have been acted upon and whatever thoughts have been though having created an impression on the physical nature of the world and in the infinite universe. Arjuna is in the midst of charging to battle towards his cousins over the inheritance of the kingdom. The cousins exiled them, but with a vow that Arjuna and his brothers could reclaim the throne under certain conditions. Arjuna complied with the circumstances and completed them. In court, the cousin King violates his vow and brings about an unforgivable deed, ending in war. Now on the battlefield, Arjuna sees all of his loved ones on the opposite side of the void between two warring parties. At the sight of those who raised Arjuna to be a man stand to oppose him, “I am unstrung, my limbs collapse/beneath me, and my mouth is dry/there is a trembling in my body” (The Bhagavad Gita pg. 1286). Arjuna calls out to his god Krishna for advice,

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