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Wishing You All A Warm Holiday Season!

Wishing You All A Warm Holiday Season!

Dear Readers,

We have concluded reading the Buddhist text Dhammapada. Did you enjoy reading it as much as the Taoist text Tao Te-Ching? More? Less? Was any one chapter in particular your favorite?

Starting from January, 2010 I will post “Readings” from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita. The text recounts the tale of Arjuna, a prince. The setting is a battlefield. As a warrior it is Arjuna’s duty to fight. The epic war is about to begin. As Arjuna (with his four brothers and their armies) confronts the armies of his rival cousins he is faced with this moral dilemma, how can I kill my kith and kin? What is the meaning of war? What is its purpose? His duty conflicts with his thoughts. Then his charioteer, the god Krishna, intercedes. Through dialogue Krishna leads the warrior to a higher understanding of the spiritual nature of humans and the world. Their dialogue reveals the terrible beauty of the ultimate reality as the charioteer discloses it to the warrior.

Bhagavad-Gita has resonated through the ages with people around the world. It has inspired thinkers such as David Thoreau, T.S. Eliot, Thomas Merton and Mahatma Gandhi. In my commentary “As I Understand It” I would include their thoughts about the sacred text. I hope you’ll join me, as always, as we go through the eighteen chapters of the scripture.

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Wishing you a warm holiday season!
Madhu B. Wangu.

  • Dr.Indu Kapoor M.D.

    Dear Madhu,Thanks for your new year greetings.Wish you and the family all the bestin 2010.Have a year with good health,happy days & lots of cheer.
    I really enjoyed reading through “Dhammapada” with you.It was very informative in a very simplified manner.I dislike the idea when thoughts & intellectual concepts are deliberately made difficult to understand ,very often to show off some kind of “Superior intellect” & complicating the issue & its understanding!!.
    The beauty of S S lies in its simplicity and clear expressions.Thanks.
    Lots of love.

    December 14, 2009 at 10:18 am
  • Happy holidays to you too, Madhu!

    I’m so looking forward to Bhagavad-Gita, especially with your commentary and notes from others.

    Although I don’t often respond in the comments, please know how much I appreciate your posting here. I’m sure others feel the same way. I hope you will continue.

    December 24, 2009 at 11:16 am

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