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hist120-01_zaehner - Rig-Veda principal literary movement...

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Hinduism – R.C. Zaehner “Hindu” = “Indian” A way of life and highly organized social/religious system “Sanātana dharma” = “eternal dharma” o Whole universe in being in accordance w/eternal law, morally maintaining human race Transmigration – law of “karma” Moksha/mukti – liberation brahman – eternal substrate of universe, or Brahman caste
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Unformatted text preview: Rig-Veda : principal literary movement; polytheist and akin to religions of other Indo-European nations • Moksha • Monotheism • Spiritual essence – Gandhi • Caste system • Sacred literature • Sruti – hearing (Veda) • Smrti - memory...
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