In the ancient world, violence was part of everyday life in ways we do not experience today. Some societies, such as the Greeks and India constructed cultural ideas and institutions to deal with violence. While some accepted it in and made it part of their cultural ideals, others tried to contain it and control it.
Both the Greeks and Indian civilizations had there own ways to deal with the topic; violence. While one saw violence as a part of life if it was in your caste, your destiny (India), the other saw it as a form of greatness (Greece). To the Greeks violence is a way to help others.
In the Indian Civilization from what we can see, what's written in the Bhagavad Gita, violence is seen as a way of life. Violence is not for everyone, but only for the warrior caste. And if you were in the warrior caste violence was your life, your job, which you had to do with out any regrets. As said in the intro to the Bhagavad Gita, "While recognizing the ultimate goal of human life to be escape from endless rebirth through the achievements of Nirvana, it nevertheless maintains that one should participate actively in the affairs of this world, fulfilling the duties of one's station in life…………. Without yearning for the results to which such actions will lead." Meaning you have a job in life and that's to reach freedom and escape from "endless rebirth" and the only way to do that is to complete your duties and that all depend on what caste your in. If you happen to be in the warrior caste you job/duty is to kill and it doesn't matter if you win or loose it's the thought tha!
t you went out doing your job in life that will help you reach and escape route to "endless rebirth".
In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the main characters of the tale is Prince Arjuna, who is in the warrior caste. The tale begins as Arjuna goes out and surveys the scene of a war hes supposed to be

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