yogain the Bhagavad-Gita

yogain the Bhagavad-Gita
1.Answer either 1a or 1b, NOT BOTH—————————-1a. How is the term, “yoga,” used in the Bhagavad-Gita? What forms does it take? How are these forms related to each other? What distinguishes them? Is any form of yoga the best? Why or why not?—————————- 1b. How are the terms “prakriti” and “purusha” used in this text? What do they refer to? Why is this distinction important, given the fundamental aim of the Bhagavad-Gita?
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Answer either question 2a or 2b, NOT BOTH.—————————-2a. What are the five aggregates? Which of the four noble truths are they connected with? What do they show us about the nature of self?—————————- 2b. What is the doctrine of “conditioned genesis”? Why is understanding it so important for liberation? What is its basic principle? How does the extended analysis of the twelve aspects demonstrate its meaning and importance?
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Answer either 3a or 3b, NOT BOTH. —————————- 3a. What does Confucius mean by the “rectification of names”? Explain each link in the chain of conditions he describes in Analects 13:3 by reference to another passage in the Analects. Use a different passage for each link. —————————-3b. What does Lao-Tzu say regarding political questions? How is the state best run? What kind of relation should one state have with another? What is the best way for states to engage in war?