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Vishnu PowerPoint

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Vishnu PowerPoint

  1. 1. Vishnu Vishnu Presentation The Protector Conch: Creativity Chakra: Mind Kaumodaki (mace): Individual existence Lotus: Liberation by Brad R. This PowerPoint presentation was made by a student and was used to teach the rest of the class about the Hindu God Vishnu.
  2. 2. Vishnu’s Avatars <ul><li>Vishnu comes to help humans and the world in ten different embodiments. </li></ul><ul><li>- Matsya , the Fish </li></ul><ul><li>-Kurma, the Tortoise </li></ul><ul><li>-Varaha, the Boar </li></ul><ul><li>-Narasimha, Man-Lion </li></ul><ul><li>-Vamana, the Dwarf Priest </li></ul><ul><li>-Parashurama, Rama with the Axe </li></ul><ul><li>-Rama </li></ul><ul><li>- Krishna </li></ul><ul><li>-Buddha </li></ul><ul><li>-Kalki </li></ul>
  3. 3. Matsya Kurma Kalki Buddha Krishna Rama Varaha Narasimha Vamana Parashurama Vishnu
  4. 4. Matsya <ul><li>Vishnu as a Fish </li></ul><ul><li>What other ancient stories does this sound like? </li></ul><ul><li>Matsya helps Manu and his boat reach safety </li></ul><ul><li>Matsya tells King Manu there is going to be a flood </li></ul>
  5. 5. Krishna <ul><li>Life is in danger at birth </li></ul><ul><li>Never divulged his true </li></ul><ul><li>identity </li></ul><ul><li>Mischievous as a youth </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pandavas Kauravas
  7. 7. Prince Arjuna Pandava -Kshatriya Caste -“The World’s greatest archer.” Krishna The Charioteer “ Our bodies are known to end, but the soul is forever, therefore fight the battle.” “ Death is certain for anyone born, and birth is certain for the dead; since the cycle is inevitable, you have no cause to grieve.” “ Disciplined by understanding, one abandons both good and evil deeds; so arm yourself, for discipline is skill in action.” Vishnu Why should I fight and kill my family and friends? -The path of Action (Karmamarga) directs you to act without selfish desire. -Perform your duty without attachment to the ultimate outcome. -It is not wrong to fight in a just war, it is the warrior’s duty.
  8. 8. The Bhagavad Gita: Interpreted by Mohandas K. Gandhi -The battlefield in the Gita is the Human Soul where good struggles with evil. <ul><ul><li>&quot;There are many causes that I </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>am prepared to die for but </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no causes that I am prepared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to kill for.&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;An eye for an eye makes the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>whole world blind.&quot; </li></ul></ul>-Inaction is wrong, yet the Gita instructs a person to act AND avoid the evils that accompany action. That is: To become selfless in action.
  9. 9. In Indian courtrooms, Hindus take the oath of truthfulness on the Bhagavad Gita One last thing:

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