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Unit 3 Key Terms Dance of Shiva Reflects the cyclical nature of Hindu philosophy, representing both the conception of world processes as a supreme being’s amusement and the nature of that divine being as well. caste A combined social system of occupation, marriage, culture, social class, and political power dharma is an Hindu spiritual and religious term that means one's righteous duty karma is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect reincarnation Literally "to be made flesh again", is a religious belief that some essential part of a living being survives physical death to be reborn in a new body Sikhism A religion whose principal belief is faith in waheguru—represented using the sacred symbol of the Universal God. Sikhism advocates the pursuit of salvation through disciplined, personal meditation on
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Unformatted text preview: the name and message of God. Jainism A religion from India that prescribes a path of non-violence for all forms of living beings in this world. Its philosophy and practice relies mainly on self-effort in progressing the soul on the spiritual ladder to divine consciousness. Buddhism A religion and a philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as the Buddha. Buddhism is traditionally conceived as a path of liberation attained through insight into the ultimate nature of reality. Eid is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Holi also called the Festival of Colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course HUM 261 taught by Professor R.j.pyle during the Fall '10 term at Kaplan University.

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