NOTE : DO NOT CONSULT OR USE INTERNET SOURCES. Write an in-depth essay about the Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita,

NOTE : DO NOT CONSULT OR USE INTERNET SOURCES.

Write an in-depth essay about the Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, the Karanga and Kalpa Sutras, or two or three Buddhist texts. Give the historical context of the work: where and when it was written (if known), the author (if known) and its purpose. Describe the work, including its structure, organization, and style. What would you say was its central message? What are its main concepts or ideas, and how are the connected with one another? In what ways do you think the work was a response to political, social, religious or other developments occurring within that civilization? Support statements you make about the work and its concepts with specific examples or quotations. Finally, discuss your own take on the work. How valuable do you think its insights are in today’s world in general or in your own life in particular? Why?

NOTE : DO NOT CONSULT OR USE INTERNET SOURCES. This essay is an exercise in analyzing original sources, not in doing research.

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