The Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 14, Religion by Separation from the Qualities Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14, Religion by Separation from the Qualities Summary and Analysis

It is clear to see where this conversation is going—interest in religion when under considerable pressure. At times the pressure may be social but for others matters of life and death tend to emphasize certain qualities of life, and for many, this drives them to religious questioning.

Krishna explains that from the divine form, He is the root of every life form's conception as they emerge from the spiritual into the material and changeable realm. He quickly refers to another traditional attribute of Hinduism. There are three modes of being, mainly expressed as qualities called and translated as Sattwas (called "goodness" by some, herein called "soothefastness"), Rajas (this is termed passion and seems to include the most rudimentary sensual desires but also the emotions and would not...

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