Module 2 Discussion
In what ways might Vedantic Hinduismâ€™s vision of Brahman and Non-duality help some of the worldâ€™s problems today (e.g., crime, conflicts and war, economic issues, environmental problems)?
Consider the ideas of karma and reincarnation. How do they compare with biblical and Judeo-Christian answers to the perennial questions of: â€œWhy is there evil and suffering?â€ â€œWhy does life seem unfair?â€ Which answers to these questions make the most sense to you and why?
â€œAtman is Brahmanâ€ and â€œThat One, Thou Artâ€. What do you think of these Hindu answers to questions about the Self and God? Are they appealing to you or do they repulse you? Why? Do you see any truth in them? Why or why not?
â€œOnly that yogi whose joy is inward, inward his peace, and his vision inward shall come to Brahman and know Nirvanaâ€ (Bhagavadg?t? 5:24). What do you think of this â€œturning inwardâ€ to find religious truth and liberation? How does it compare to how the religious tradition you are most familiar with seeks religious truth and salvation?