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The Bhagavad Gita by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
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May 22, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: filosofia
Read in June, 2008

After a conversation with a friend trying to explain my anti-religious spiritual views, he pulled his finger away from his chin and said, "sounds like hinduism." okay, so here we go. haven't even made it into the text yet, still just reading all these intros. fortunately, there are numerous parallels and similarities to what i've always thought. but will it be enough to break down my refusal to commit to one religion? probably not. i can already poke holes in certain aspects of the philosophy, which is all part of the fun anyway. anyone who just reads something and blindly accepts it is a moron. and i ain't no moron.

...close to what i expected. filled with starting blocks for days of conditional philosophies, what-ifs, heretofores, and thereafters. sadly, the words end up running short of edification, which i guess is the whole point of spirituality and a striving for that which has no place in time or space, the truly infinite. how does one adequately express and explain that joy which reaches from the ineffable? doesn't.

plus, these translations of anitquated texts (ahem, the bible) always end up belonging to a little place in literature i call snoresville. will probably continue to study it though...i just can't stop loving this oneness!

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