Rel 101 Content Outline Hinduism 3-6

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Rel 101: Content Outline Hinduism: the paths of knowledge and duty Monday, Sept 15 Assigned Reading , Molloy, Chapter 3, 88-95, 112-114 (you do not have to memorize dates for the quiz) I. The Upanishads and the path of knowledge -Vedanta “Veda end” – the school of philosophy. The term refers to the Upanishads, which come at the end of the Vedas, and to the fact that the Vedanta school has used the ideas of the Upanishads as its primary inspiration. Jnana Yoga “Knowledge Yoga” is particularly appropriate for priests and intellectuals and was highly refined by the Vedanta school. -Shankara (@ 788-820CE) – the greatest teacher of Vedanta, argued that everything is ultimately one – all is Brahman. -Guru – spiritual teacher -Ashram – a spiritual hermitage or monastery. II. The path of duty -Dharma – the respect for more worldly goals which dharma is a call to social and religious duty. Dharma talks about the ethics behind Hinduism.
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-There are general duties for all Hindu’s then there are specific duties based on gender, stage of life and specific caste. - Bhagavad Gita (@ 200BCE-200CE) – “Divine song” or “song of the Divine One” is part of a very long epic poem called the Mahabharata. It was
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