Lecture 4 - Hinduism Lecture 4 II. Introduction Continued...

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Hinduism Lecture 4 II. Introduction Continued ix. The Nature of the Human Realm A. rarest realm/precious to be reborn as is the human realm a. most difficult i. Imagine you have the Pacific Ocean and you take a sea turtle and place it in the ocean. Once every 100 year the sea turtle comes to the surface for a breath of air. You also throw in a life preserve. What is the probability that when the sea turtle comes through the life preserve? b. life is precious/ rare = don’t waste it because you don’t have the ability to perform those actions that will lead to end of rebirth c. it is only as a human that you have the ability to perform those actions that will lead to the end of rebirth d. no such thing as internal damnation i. come back until you get it right ii. ultimate concern is the putting to end rebirth III. Dharma (Laws of Manu 100 C.E.) A. Relationship to other ways of being a Hindu (Dharma, Moksha, Bhakti) a. 3 main ways to being a good Hindu i. Dharma = duties ii. Moksha = liberation
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course RL ST 001 taught by Professor Smith,curtisd during the Spring '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Lecture 4 - Hinduism Lecture 4 II. Introduction Continued...

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