RELS101 Vocab 2

RELS101 Vocab 2 - 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Aryan nomadic race in...

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1. Aryan – nomadic race in north India around 2000 BCE 2. Varna – 3 basic classes 3. Sanskrit – written language of Aryans, Indo-European (igni te, yoga) 4. Rig Veda – earliest Hindu scripturetyy 5. Bhagavad Gita – “The Song of the Blessed Lord.” Epic poem of Indian culture and religion 6. Sutra – yoga instructional books 7. Upanishad – scripture commentary, philosophical materials in the Vedic literature 8. Brih – Sanskrit syllable for “to be great” 9. Brahmin – priest 10. Brahman – the one universal God, true reality 11. Brahma – primary god in polytheism (ongoing creation) 12. Shiva – god of destruction, death (not evil, dances in ring of fire) 13. Vishnu – god of preservation (appears as avatar) 14. Avatar – Vishnu’s appearance on earth as a savior (many different forms) 15. Krishna – Vishnu’s best known avatar, rescues Arjuna 16. Arjuna – young warrior saved by Krisha (found in Bhagavad Gita ) 17. Shakti – wife of companion on a particular god 18. Parvati – Shakti of Shiva (Kali, Una, Durga) 19. Kali – Paravati that represents most violent destruction 20. Lakshmi – Shaki of Vishnu 21. Soma – sacred plant used as a libation (drink liquid) 22. Avidya – ingnorance, those who worship 23. Manu – religious teaching of ethical and social standards in the Varna system 24. Maya – cosmic illusion of separation ( union) 25. Karma – cosmic law of cause and effect work achieve freedom 26. Dharma – standards and rules for good behavior, duty, unfinished business 27. Samsara – cosmic wall which regulates law of Karma, pattern, “passing through intensely” 28. Moksha – freedom
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