Religion Exam 1

Religion Exam 1 - 1 In the early Vedic literature sacrifice meant maintaining the cosmic order by communicating with the gods Also sacrifices were

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1.) In the early Vedic literature, sacrifice meant maintaining the cosmic order by communicating with the gods. Also, sacrifices were all performed through rituals, which means doing things more for the gods than us. In the Upanishads, sacrifice no longer becomes external but internal. Sacrificing things such as ignorance can be seen in the Upanishads. Sacrifice also meant to gain knowledge of the self and the after-life. In the Upanishads, we can see that Atman equals Brahman. In addition, Atman means the knowledge of one’s self and Brahman means the knowledge of universe. 2.) The four classes in ancient Indian society are Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Sutras. Labeling them to different parts of the human body portrays these classes. Brahmin is the scholarly community that included priests and scholars. Kshatriya is the rulers and warriors community that included kings, knights, and soldiers. Vaishya is the mercantile and artisan community that included merchants and
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course ES 105 taught by Professor Kurtz during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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