- Write a critical essay (1,200 words, 4 to 5 double spaced pages) on one of the following topics.
- This is a research paper; therefore, all primary and secondary sources must be cited. In other words, your paper must include a bibliography and footnotes.
- Plagiarism will result in a failing grade.
- Svetaketu returns from his formal education thinking he knows much; however, his father teaches him that he missed the most important lesson. What is the lesson that Uddalaka tries to teach Svetaketu? How does Uddalaka try to illustrate this? Given the nature of what Uddalaka tries to teach his son, is this an effective method of instruction? Explain. Provide an argument defending or rejecting this method and the aim it sets out to achieve. Finally, provide an argument defending or rejecting the idea that this aim is reasonable, especially in the modern world.
- The central teaching of the Bhavagad-Gita is that liberation comes through discipline and duty (svadharma). Explain how the three disciplines or yogas (bhakti, karma, and jnana) free us from the consequences of action. In other words, provide an argument defending or rejecting the claim that joy and freedom arise from the practice of these three yogas in coming to realize that we are entitled to action, but not to the fruits of action. Mohandas Gandhi states that the Bhagavad-Gita is a "dictionary for life". In light of the central teaching of the Bhavagad-Gita, provide an argument defending or rejecting Gandhi's claim in terms of being a reasonable perspective of life as we know it in the twenty-first century.
Choose any one and APA Format. Please add atlest 4 In-text citation and also describe in reference. These questions are related to Hinduism.