Hindu Phil Review I Spring 2009-1 (Autosaved)

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Indian Philosophy Spring 2009 Quiz I Review Key Terms 1. Brahman (BU 1.4.1-10/2.4/3.8.9) a. Brahman was alone so he divided himself in 2 halves pati and patni. He copulated with her and humans came into existence. She took forms of animals and he followed her and animals came into existence. In the beginning this world was only Brahman and it knew only itself (aatman) thinking: I am Brahman. As a result, it became the whole. 2. 2 Atman - (BU 1.4.110/2.4/4.4.22; CU 6; Katha 2.18-25) a. These 2 thoughts do not pass across this self at all; “therefore, I did something bad”; and “therefore, I did something good”. This self, on the other hand, passes across both those; he is not burnt by anything that he has done or left undone. b. Aatman is simply the witness. 3. samsara (BU 4.4.5-7) a. life cycle 4. karma (BU 4.4.5-6) 5. 5. (sa atma) tat tvam asi (CU 6 “That is the self. And that is how you are Svetaketu.”) 6. purusa (Intro. to Ind. Phil (C&D). pp. 39, 264-266; Samkhya-karika III) a. Samkhya Karika: Primordial nature (mulaprakriti) is uncreated. The seven- the great one (mahat), etc – are both created and creative. The 16 are created. PURUSA is neither created nor destroyed. b. The evolution of the world has its starting point in the association of the purusa with prakriti, which disturbs the original equilibrium of the latter and moves it to action. The course of evolution is as follows: from prakriti, arises the great germ of this vast universe which is called, therefore, the great one(mahat). c. The self is pure, eternal and all pervading consciousness. d. We are to say that there is not 1 but many selves. 7. prakriti (ITIP pp. 40, 257-259; SK pp. LVI-LXI)
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a. SK LVI: The creation brought about by prakriti – from the great one (mahat) down to the specific gross elements – (functions for the sake of the release of each purusa; (this is done) for the sake of another, as if it were for her own (benefit). b. SK LVII: As the unknowing (or unconscious) milk functions for the sake of the nourishments of the calf; so the prakriti functions for the sake of the release of the purusa. c.
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