slander and peer pressure

John Doe nayotse at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 4 17:54:16 UTC 1999

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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