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Bhagavad Gita - Why are we born?

Identifier

004792

Type of spiritual experience

Background

the answer - or at least one of them - is that we appear to want to experience desire and pleasure and pain; being in cotton wool land is, after a while, an unsatisfactory existence, we want to get back to challenges and destiny!

 

A description of the experience

The Bhagavad Gita [translated by W J Johnson]

Having reached the pure world of Indra, they partake in heaven of the divine pleasures of the gods

Thus having enjoyed that vast world of heaven, when their merit is used up they re-enter the mortal world and so conforming to the three Vedas, desiring desires they come and go

The source of the experience

Bhagavad Gita

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