Blog #5: The Self-Talk of Hinduism, or…The Bhagavad Gita and You

Hinduism is all about doing your duty (dharma), which can sometimes be distasteful. Create a 3 panel comic makebelievecomics. You detest this task, but some of your suffering may indeed be your attitude towards the job.

Create a thought bubbles for each panel. These bubbles will reflect initial negative thoughts that morph into positive thoughts.  (Walking my dog when I get home from school sucks! I love the outdoors. I love my dog! It’s a great bonding time for us.)


When you’ve completed your task, write a short paragraph for each of the 4 prompts below. You’ll discuss these in your groups the next class:

  1. Describe ways in which you feel like Arjuna.
  2. How could you specifically apply the message of the Bhagavad Gita?
  3. How would the ancient Indian perspective of the Bhagavad Gita be VERY different than the 21st Century American perspective of doing one’s duty?
  4. Now, venture back to ancient India. Think of a way the Bhagavad Gita could be used as a tool of oppression?





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