Please join us for our second December Merlin Philosophy Read-In Group gathering on December 18th (6pm-7:30pm) at Cottonwood ALC Community Center located at 322 Fuller Avenue.
Perhaps the best-known of all Indian texts in philosophy and religion, the Bhagavad Gītā raises questions about duty, responsibility, and the morality of war.
What should we do when the needs of our family and of our society pull us in opposite directions? Is killing always wrong, and is death really the worst thing that can happen to us? Is it better to be actively engaged in the messy, complicated world of everyday life and politics, or to walk away from it all, living a life of seclusion to focus on our own freedom from suffering?
The book has inspired countless, and quite different, writers and leaders, from Mahatma Gandhi, to Henry David Thoreau, to Robert Oppenheimer, the lead inventor of the atomic bomb! So in addition to examining the moral questions raised by the text, we will also reflect on how such totally different people could all draw meaning and inspiration from it.