posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 03:47 PM
I see Gryphon66 has already brought up the Gita and Hinduism and would like to add:
1. In Gita, Krishna (Indwelling Lord and physical representation of God) tells Arjun that he must fight because he is a warrior. A warrior's duty is
to fight and the karma (or result) matters not. If Arjun wins and lives, he will receive untold riches and rule justly. If he dies, he will receive
glory and riches in the Heavenly planets (not the same as the goal destination). If he does NOT fight, he brings dishonor upon his family and will
suffer the present situation (for him, being banished) which was intolerable to all earthly inhabitants and the Earth itself.
2. I believe it is Srimad Bhagavatam (another Hindu text) in which it is written that warriors should protect the innocent against anything that
desecrates "religion," meaning peaceful, moral and sane life lived for God, in gratitude, as opposed to fighting for oil.
3. Also included in ancient Vedic texts are military techniques and rules of engagement for war. Break rules - suffer karmic debt. There are also
certain crimes for which perps can be killed immediately as these crimes degrade humanity.
A warrior - or Kshatriya - is a noble position and should be lead by honorable people. Warriors are the leaders and protectors of a people's goodness
P.S. While Hinduism may seem pantheistic, I believe it is understood that all comes from one source: Lord Vishnu...says a mexican-american, raised
catholic who found Hinduism to help explain the insanity in life. what do i know?