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Hinduism < 1Billion Buddhism 400-500 Million Sikhism 24 Million Jainism 3.5 Million Other asian Traditions or religions in Asia GLOBAL DEMOGRAPHICS
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HINDU ORIGINS Pre-Aryas/Aryan Indus Valley Vedic culture – Vedas, Rig Veda Aryas/Aryan Hinduism, approx. 800 B.C. - Upanishads Bhagavad Gita approx 500-200 B.C.
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VARNAS Four basic Varnas (or Colors) Brahmin – Priests Khsatriya - Military / Aristocracy Vaishya - Merchants / Agriculturalists Shudra - Laborers / Services Untouchables, or outcastes. – this is a non- caste, which, in terms of the economy, tend to have positions with the most social/ritual taint, such as sanitation.
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Samsara Wheel of existence Life  Death  Rebirth Dharma One’s role in life Karma Cosmic action Atman-Brahman Relationship between self and cosmos Moksha Liberation/enlightenment Yoga A spiritual discipline CORE HINDU CONCEPTS
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THE PROBLEM OF EXISTENCE AND THE SOLUTION
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A religious, meditative or devotional discipline or spiritual path Karma Yoga “The Path of Action” Jnana Yoga “The Path of Knowledge” Bhakti Yoga “The Path of Devotion” Hatha Yoga “Force” Yoga – liberation through spiritual and physical exercises Likely developed from Jnana Yoga YOGA
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  • Fall '17
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  • Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, spiritual path, Jnana Yoga, Especially enlightenment teachings

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