Chapter 16 describes both favorable and unfavorable dispositions and tendencies in human experience. Describe the tone and language of the chapter. Do you think other translations of the Gita offer a different perspective? Why or why not? How important is tone in defining the meaning of the chapter, specifically when working with foreign concepts?
The author uses language that is particularly condemning here, and interprets the teachings in a way that is different from other interpretations. Where as some interpretations see this chapter as describing tendencies all men are capable of, this translation sees the tendencies as pre-determined based on the person's disposition...
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