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Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita
2005-2008
BY
PENG Hung-Chih
Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita
2007
HD , Single-channel video
01 / 10

“Bhagavad Gita” is a Sanskrit text from the “Bhishma Parva” of the “Mahabharata”epic. The contents of the excerpts range from Yogic and Vendantic philosophy to the episode of Krishna revealing his identity as “supreme being” (Bhagavan) and then blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring glimpse of his divine and absolute form. The Gita is considered a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and also a practical, self-contained guide to life. The two final sentences read: “When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere (...)” and “Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.” The dog thus serves to remind its human viewer of the proximity of all species, but also provides a tongue-in-cheek imperative to surrender to the Dog/God.

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PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
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PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
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PENG Hung-Chih, , Installation Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art
PENG Hung-Chih, 2005-2008, Video Art