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#1. The Bhagavad Gita states: "Whatever man give me / In true devotion: / Fruit or water, / A leaf, a flower: / I will accept it. / That gift is love, / His heart's dedication. / Whatever your action, / Food or worship; / What the gift / That you give to another; / Whatever you vow / To the work of the spirit: / Lay these also / As offerings before me." What do these verses say about Hindu ethics? Do you see any parallels between these and Jesus's sayings in the Gospels? Elaborate.

#2. Jainism has five ethical principles, the first of which is ahimsa, or, nonviolence towards all living creatures. Some Jains sweep the ground in front of them to avoid killing small insects. Jains are also strict vegetarians, and some reject the use of any animal products such as leather and jewelry. Do you think this kind of ethic is reasonable for all people or only a minority? Argue the case for or against such strict principles.

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1. Hindu Ethics say that god will not be pleased with the heavy donations, fruits, flowers and costly items been given in his name in the Temples, Gurudwaras, Mosques, Churches rather god would be please with the devotion, commitment and dedication towards him. It is being said that even if a poor takes a single fruit with devotion, god would be happy to receive it and accept it but a rich person takes costly items not with devotion then they would not be accepted by god. Hence true devotion is required irrespective of it being accompanied with anything or a man goes empty handed to god.
Yes there are parallels between these and the Jesus sayings in the Gospel. Jesus also said that the people who would truly devote and dedicate themselves to me. I will definitely come for them. I do not differentiate between the poor or the rich rather give equal importance to all....

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