Chapter 1 – Dehumanization
Chapter 2:12 – What is the truth claim here about the nature of personal existence?
Chapter 2:13 – Reincarnation
Chapter 2:14-16 – What does this say about a person’s circumstances? This worldly or other-worldly?
Chapter 2:19-21 – How does this compare with Parmenides view of ultimate reality?
Chapter 2:23-28 – At best it is illusion at worst it is inevitable, so stop sweating it. (Monism, this is what Aristotle is arguing against when he talks about crazy people who reject the law of non-contradiction.)
2:31 – Varna Ashrama Dharma
3: 1 Two paths – democratization rather than elitism
3:8-10 very emergent – why it gets a hearing in this era
3:11 – Indian literature full of demons and spirits
3:24 Keeping chaos at bay – Vedic heritage
3:33 prakriti = the prime material energy of which all matter is composed
4:5-8 Used to support belief that Jesus was Krishna
4:30 Many ways to Brahman
4:32 Liberation – moksha
4:36-38 Compare with Gnosticism & “Discipleship”
5:2 Why Mahatma Gandhi loved the Bhagavad Gita
5:15 Are you different from an elephant? Animal rights movement …
5:27 Meditation for self-realization. Yoga consistent with Christianity? [leads into chapter 6]
6:1-47 What is this chapter seems similar to Christianity? What are the differences?
Chapter 7 introduction – note the relationship between jnana and the greek gnosis
- Are you “experiencing God”
- Paragraph 3 – prakriti and purusha
7:1-11 What is the difference between what we read here and what we find in Colossians 1?