slander and peer pressure

Sumedh Mungee sumedh at CS.WUSTL.EDU
Mon Oct 4 20:21:02 UTC 1999

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Amala Bhakta <amala at WORLDNET.ATT.NET> writes:
> 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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