HISTORY OF RELIGION IN EASTERN ASIA (friday)

HISTORY OF RELIGION IN EASTERN ASIA (friday) - ANS301R...

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Deity Soul Deity soul soul deity ANS 301R 19:01 Time Cycles of Time: Beyond the “Great Yuga” (of 4,320,000 human years) 1000 Great Yuga= 1 day of Brahma 360 days of Brahma= 1 year of Brahma 100 years of Brahma= 1 lifetime of Brahma Contrasting views: James Ussher (17 th  c) o Irish o Calculated that the world began in 4--- b.c. Vastness of Time: No true accomplishment in time True accomplishment is the defeat of time Rebirth No way to be certain of what cycle you may take There are things you can do to try to live a good life, but how do you know of  what you did in a previous life? People are subject to the range of emotions, including pain and hurt, of last  lives. You may get lucky, but next life may have much worse emotions Rebirth not something to glory in, but to be gotten away from, something to  break out of. HOW?
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2010 for the course ANS 301M taught by Professor Kurtz during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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