Day 1

Bhagavad-Gita Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    The first chapter introduces the moral dilemna Arjuna faces. Under no circumstances does he see a reason to fight. He cannot find a way to justify the killing of his kinsmen, and would rather give up power than take the lives of his cousins in battle.

    What admirable leadership qualities does Arjuna demonstrate through this dialogue?

    Arjuna displays compassion for all involved. Rather than judge others as a way to justify the war, his attention is focused on himself and his actions. He investigates how his own actions would be destructive if he were to fight in the war. This displays a great commitment to his own integrity of action.

    Arjuna displays a sense of critical...

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