The Legend Of Bagger Vance And Bhagavad Gita

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The Legend of Bagger Vance & Bhagavad Gita After reading a short summary of a Hindu sacred story called “Bhagavad Gita”, and watching the movie “Legend of Bagger Vance”, there were many religious elements and themes that related to the story of the Bhagavad Gita. The movie plot is similar to the Bhagavad Gita because when Arjuna refuses to fight his family’s blood in a battle, Krishna appears to help him fulfill his duty as a warrior and hero. Just as in the “Legend of Bagger Vance”, when Randolph Junuh, the prodigal golfer “loses his swing” after he went off to war, he refuses to golf in the most important tournament of his life, Bagger Vance is there to help him achieve his duty as a legendary golfer of the south. It is recognizable that Randolph Junuh, is Arjuna, and Bagger Vance is Krishna. Interestingly, Bagger Vance’s name coincides with the word Bhagavad in…show more content…
Varna is shown in this movie when Bagger reminds Junuh that his purpose in life is to play golf and not get held back by his memories such as war. He seeks to inspire Junuh to recover his “lost” talent. Krishna in the same sense, lectures Arjuna with reasons abiding by his dharma and explains why it is Arjuna’s dharmic duty to go to war in order to restore his karma. Self realization and finding one’s true self is prominent in this movie because when Arjuna concentrated the attention on himself and worried about the prospects of failure, he failed and was behind in the game, where as when he didn’t focus on himself but on game, he identified himself with the field in which he was seeking harmony with, as a representation of the universal life that is inseparable. This is only possible if he puts his ego and his need for winning aside to win. In spirituality, this is the process of getting rid of falsehood to accomplish an authentic self, as personal

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