It’s been a hectic and exhausting week, but I finally finished The Bhagavad-Gita: Song of God, the primary Hinduism gospel. After studying Hinduism for the past few weeks I can say that there are a number of things that resonate with me: the yoga of knowledge, the importance of spiritual strength and tranquility, and its tolerance for other religions (they all lead to God). Hinduism’s approach to God is interesting – instead of thinking about it as abstract, they think about it as the "noblest reality they encounter in the natural world." The most troubling part of the faith is the caste system, which is cementing India as a class society one can never escape. The Gita has inspired millions, but for the casual Western reader, there is another, better book for an introduction to Asian religions. I will review that later.
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