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

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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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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2010 for the course HIST 120 taught by Professor Witek during the Fall '08 term at Georgetown.

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