slander and peer pressure

Amala Bhakta amala at WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Mon Oct 4 19:58:42 UTC 1999

Please see the lengthy commentary written by A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami in
in BHAGAVAD GITA AS IT IS in regard to the questions you pose.

John Doe wrote:
> Dear Members,
> If you all will remember, in the second chapter of the Bhagavadgita Krishna
> is encouraging Arjuna to act.
> In verses 34-36, Krishna states that if Arjuna does not fight/act, he will
> basically be the victim of slander.
> By encouraging Arjuna in this manner, Krishna is, to use a modern
> expression, implementing the tool of 'peer pressure.'
> I am wondering if you could say more about the role of honor, slander, and
> 'peer pressure' within the Veda-s.
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