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233 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Gita Talk #4: Why Is t... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for that link, Bob. It actually does help me digest the term a bit better, knowing that no matter "who's God" they could be referring to, they are all "driving us to love and goodness".
Freesoul, I definitely agree I ill need to re-read it at a later point with fresh eyes, and not so literally!

233 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Gita Talk #4: Why Is t... · 0 replies · +1 points

Love the metaphor. I'll have to keep that in mind and I work my way through the Gita!!

233 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Gita Talk #4: Why Is t... · 10 replies · +1 points

I actually quite liked the first 2 chapters. As a newcomer, my only knowledge on what the Gita would be about was gleaned through the intro, which as I previously commented jumped around a bit too much for my taste.
However, I found the reading to flow very easily, and keep me interested through the pages of prose. I liked on p. 58 how the cycle of desire, anger and confusion perpetuates itself and continues until you are "self-controlled" with neither craving nor aversion.
I can see how these texts can be off-putting to some, with the constant references to the Lord and God since Krishna is a main "character", if you will, in the book. I myself am slightly uncomfortable with this. I was raised Catholic, and currently my beliefs are in limbo as I decide where I really stand. Because of my own uncertainty, I have quite strong reactions to the constant references and I'm not quite sure if I'm going to get more accustomed to that. How do other people feel about this?