The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 13, Religion by Separation of Matter & Spirit Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13, Religion by Separation of Matter & Spirit Summary and Analysis

Now Arjuna asks Krishna to tell him all about knowledge.

Krishna recounts many attributes of the ethical or morally virtuous life. There is balance among things. Nothing is taken too far. The individual creates or learns to find equilibrium within himself or herself. This is not to be confused with lifelessness or the dull sickness of over-caution and inaction. It is clear that part of the ethical life is what would be called character development. Another aspect is purely related to the person's behavior toward the Divine. For example: if someone with a reputation for being hot-tempered learns through meditation and contemplation how to cease and desist in the, then calmer behaviors can occur despite triggers. This is not meant to destroy anyone's defenses, but to enable people to...

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