Ideas from 'The Bhagavad Gita' by Anon (Bhag) [500 BCE], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Bhagavad Gita' (ed/tr Mascaro,Juan) [Penguin 1962,-]].

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1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 1. Nature of Wisdom
Serene wisdom is freedom from ties, and indifference to fortune
2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 7. Status of Reason
Seek salvation in the wisdom of reason
8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / a. Platonic Forms
I am all the beauty and goodness of things, says Krishna
15. Nature of Minds / B. Properties of Minds / 1. Consciousness / a. Consciousness
In all living beings I am the light of consciousness, says Krishna
20. Action / A. Definition of Action / 1. Action Theory
All actions come from: body, lower self, perception, means of action, or Fate
22. Metaethics / C. Sources of Ethics / 2. Human Nature
Hate and lust have their roots in man's lower nature
25. Society / E. State Functions / 6. War
There is no greater good for a warrior than to fight in just war
27. Natural Reality / A. Physics / 1. Matter / d. Elements in general
The visible forms of nature are earth, water, fire, air, ether; mind, reason, and the sense of 'I'
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 1. God
Everything, including the gods, comes from me, says Krishna
28. God / B. Proving God / 2. Fideism
Only by love can men see me, know me, and come to me, says Krishna
29. Religion / B. Polytheistic Religion / 1. Hinduism
Brahman is supreme, Atman his spirit in man, and Karma is the force of creation
29. Religion / E. Immortality / 5. Hell
The three gates of hell are lust, anger and greed