Hindu Review

Hindu Review - Hindu review Indus-River people in Northern...

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Sheet1 Page 1 Hindu review Indus-River people in Northern India that developed Hinduism Aryan discovered these people Agne: God of fire Indra: big daddy god Perusha: Story tells about the castes Soma: drink to alter consciousness Brahmins - priests Kyshatrias - warrior Vashtyas - business Shudras - peasant Untouchables - without caste ->considered by Mohatma Gandhi Rig Veda: Oldest, all hymns Four parts and each part has four parts -Last part is the Upanishads ->Develop existential wisdom understanding of how things are ->Gods and Goddesses that you appease through sacrifice and ritual Brahman is divine reality ->indescribable ->If you had infinite joy, knowledge and compassion, you would be beginning to describe Brahman Word for self is Atman Awareness of Atman and Brahman is how to achieve moksha from samsara -Moksha: freedom from the wheel of life -Samsara: Wheel of life -Karma: Engine that drives the wheel of life ->Consequence or reward of your actions Karma yoga: Action yoga: Derived from Bhagavad Gita
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course RELG 211 taught by Professor Mader during the Spring '08 term at Lansing.

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