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How would the Buddha have replied to Arjuna, if he was in Krishna's place?

I am very familiar with Bhagavad Gita. First time I read it was 30 years ago, and I still come back to it from time to time, it sits right here on my bookshelf. From the traditional perspective, the ...
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How would the Buddha have replied to Arjuna, if he was in Krishna's place?

This isn't the most important point, but an addition that was not mentioned in other answers. Arjuna was kshatriya by varna (ancient Indian class system) so war was his duty The Buddha didn't ...
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How would the Buddha have replied to Arjuna, if he was in Krishna's place?

We know Buddhism discourage violence and war, but Buddha's advice is nuanced ie not as simple as coming out and saying, "war is bad, violence is bad, you will go to hell participating." ...
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How would the Buddha have replied to Arjuna, if he was in Krishna's place?

We don't have to speculate. The Buddha clearly taught that the warrior who exerts himself in battle to kill others will go to hell (i.e. suffer bad consequences) according to SN 42.3, quoted below. ...
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