RELG211 - Vocab2

RELG211 - Vocab2 - *Krishna - 9th reincarnation of Vishnu...

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Sheet1 Page 1 HINDUISM VOCAB LIST Hindu - Aryans Indus Valley Civilization *Mohenjo-Daro *Harrapa culture Vedas *Rig Veda - hymns, songs *Sama Veda - chance *Yajur Veda - ceremonial *Atharva Veda - knowledge Deva *Agni - fire sacrifice *soma - drink to make you feel like a god *Indra Purusha varna, caste *Brahmins - Priests *Kshatriyas - Warriors *Vaishyas - Business *Shudras - non-caste people Horse sacrifice Upanishads - from 800-500BCE *samsara - wheel of life *karma - moral law of cause and effect that dermines the direction of rebirth *Brahman - spiritual essence of the universe *Atman - The spritual essence of all individual human beings *moksha - Liberation from limitation, egotism and rebirth *maya - Bliss, illusion *avidya - ignorance nirvana - happens with moksha. reincarnation - rebirth Margas Shruti scriptures Smriti writings yoga - a spiritual discipline Dharma - *Law code of Manu - *4-stages of life --sannyasi Mahabharata *Bhagavad Gita - section of an epic poem *Arjuna - Warrior afraid to kill his own breathren
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Unformatted text preview: *Krishna - 9th reincarnation of Vishnu *avatar - reincarnation of a god Sheet1 Page 2 *Vishnu - God of destruction and creation bhakti - devotion Shiva - God of preservation (also God of dance) Devi, the Great goddess - Vedanta school - school for religion *shankara puja - Offerings and ritual in honor of a deity puranas shakti Kali - fierce protector god usually with a necklace of skulls, standing on a man, blood dripping tantrism Rama Krishna (1836-1886) Vivekananda (1863-1902) Mohandas Ghandi (1869-1948) *satyagrapha *ahimsa - peace, non-violence Neti, neti sat+cit=ananda: Sat - reality itself chit - pure consciousness Ananda - pure bliss OM - sound of creation guru - swami, someone who knows their stuff rasa gopura rishi yajna kirtan Sheet1 Page 3 what we see instead of reality a method for perfecting one's union with the divine conversation between Krishna and Arjuna Sheet1 Page 4...
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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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RELG211 - Vocab2 - *Krishna - 9th reincarnation of Vishnu...

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