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hindusguideSpring2014 - Review for Hinduism Chapter 3 TEST...

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Review for Hinduism Chapter 3 TEST A Parts A,B,C A Brahmin is a member of the priestly caste. The British controlled most of India from late 16 th century till 18 th . The Bhaguard Gita , is an epic poem, is about a great battle. The books of the Upanishads written 600 BCE indicate the emergence of a speculative, philosophical strand in the Vedic tradition. Shankara emphasized Monism - the oneness of everything. The second ranking caste (Ksatriyas) consists of Nobles and warriors. The fourth stage in a devout Hindu’s life is called Renunciate (Sannyasin) A short phase, often chanted or used in meditation Montra. The real focus of the Bhagavad Gita is B hakt or worship to one’s god. Samsara is the cycle of the everyday world of change and suffering. The earliest sacred texts of Hinduism are the Vedas. A Guru is often the “holy teacher” in an Ashram. The Goddess Saraswati is a patron of music and the arts. The goal of most Hindu paths is moksha release from the cycle of death and rebirth. Durga is “awe-inspiring, distant” a goddess that is a form of Devi.
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Hinduism Chapter 3 Page 2 An Ashram leads to the development of a spritual community.
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