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Unformatted text preview: breaking the cycle of rebirth & achieving enlightenment. Texts Rig Veda, sama Veda, Vajur Veda, Artharva Veda Tripitaka, vinaya, 5 precepts, udana, theravada Ritual and practice (sacred elements & their meaning) Yoga, meditate, fire rituals, music, worship to the dieties, 16 rights to purify & sanctify, puja, cows, sacred hymns, gayatrimantra. Healing rituals, meditation, mantras, Mudras, prayer wheels Ethics and morality Central to orderly social life, incentives to more ethical behavior due to karma, all hold that the ultimate cause of suffering is peoples ignorance of the self. HUM 130...
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- Spring '09