Module2Notes - Module 2 Slide Notes The Hindu Perspective Imagine that you had grown up in a slave-owning family in the old South Chances are you

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Module 2 Slide NotesThe Hindu PerspectiveImagine that you had grown up in a slave-owning family in the old South. Chances are, you would have absorbed the culture's prejudices unconsciously. They would simply have been a part of your thinking and how you viewed yourself. But what if slavery started to seem wrong to you and you started to view yourself differently. What a great change this would have been for you to believe and live otherwise.This is the kind of question that Hinduism raises. Are you living in a slave society where nearly everyone is subject to a grand delusion about their real identity and world? If so, what are you going to do to change this? If you do not take action on your own behalf, then you will not change.The Human Problem"Who am I?" This is a central question that the “creeds” of religions address.The Aranyakas evidence dissatisfaction with the world and life in general. Then the Upanishads describe the human problem as one of ignorance of one’s true identity and ignorance of ultimate reality.

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