Explain Arguna’s Journey Of Discovery In Bhagavad Gita Essay

In this paper I am going to explain Arguna’s journey of discovery in the Bhagavad Gita and relate it to my own journey of discovery through my college selection process. In the Bhagavad Gita Arguna refuses to fight his own family in order to win back control of Hastinapura. Throughout the course of the Gita, Krishna, a wise sage, continuously attempts to convince Arguna to fight the Kauravas to gain back control of Hastinapura for the Pandavas. Being the leader of the Pandavas, Krishna knew that it was right for Arguna to fight his family so that the power of Hastinapura can be back in the rightful owner’s hands. Through much explanation of how and why it is rightful for Arguna to fight against his family, Krishna eventually convinces Arguna…

Arguna considers killing your family to be the worst sin of all. Arguna really doesn’t want to fight at all, especially for something he really doesn’t want back too much, but Krishna persuades him that it is the right path for Arguna to follow. Krishna tells Arjuna that he will either go down the path of good or evil, good being to fight for control of Hastinapura. Krishna says some pretty convincing things like “He who thinks it to be the killer and he who thinks it to be killed, both know nothing. It kills not, is not killed. It is not born, nor does it ever die, nor having existed, does it exist no more. Unborn, everlasting, unchangeable, and primeval, it is not killed when the body is killed.”(Gita, 47). Here Krishna is explaining to Arguna the cycle of life and death and how the soul is never destroyed and only your human body is. The cycle continues and in each life one’s purpose is to gain karma in so that eventually they can reach enlightenment. Once enlightenment is reached the cycle ends and one’s soul can ascend to God. Arguna is still a bit skeptical and doesn’t fully believe if Krishna is telling him the truth but Krishna continues to persuade by…

Rutgers had everything I wanted in a college and it was close to home. Rutgers has big time sports that got even bigger when they moved into the BIG10, a massive student body having over 40,000 students and it’s claimed pretty well for its academics. It’s a very big school and it’s considered to be a party school and at the time I realized that’s all I really cared about was having fun. I heard back on January 1st that I would be placed on the waitlist and still then I had hope that I could be accepted. After months upon months of waiting I had checked my application status almost 10 times a day for months on end. May 1st was coming around the corner and my parent’s had sat me down and said listen at this point you’re most likely not going to get accepted and even if you do it will be after the May 1st deadline so we have to think about another school. At this point I was at my wit’s end and didn’t even want to go to college but I knew that wasn’t an option. Half of my friends were attending the University of Delaware and I didn’t want to go to college with everyone I already knew and Penn State would have required me to take classes on campus during the summer so I quickly ruled them out. It came down to my only option being Seton Hall because I wanted to stay in New Jersey, but at the time I had no interest in going to a small catholic school with no football team which was my excuse to my…