RLST 005 review II F10

RLST 005 review II F10 - V.-L. Nyitray TAs Casey, Emmett,...

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Unformatted text preview: V.-L. Nyitray TAs Casey, Emmett, Khurana, Pschaida, Solso Review Questions II Learning is a treasure that needs no safeguard; Nowhere can fire destroy it or proud kings take it.... Other things are not true wealth. -The Quatrains, a Jaina text Jainism Who was Mahavira? RLST 005/H Fall 2010 What differentiates Jain cosmology and ultimate religious goals from Vedic views? What responses did Jainism offer to Vedic views of human society and the workings of karma? What are Jainism's principal contributions to Indian culture and civilization? Terms: Tirthankara, jiva, nirvana, ahimsa Archaic Buddhism and basic Theravada Buddhism Who was the founder of the tradition? What does the term "Buddha" mean? Review the handout on basic teachings of early Buddhism and be able to identify major features of Buddhist thought and practice, e.g., the Four Noble Truths, the Three Marks of Existence, etc. What are the Jataka tales? In what language were the earliest texts of Buddhism written? Who was Ashoka? What were his greatest achievements? What does "Theravada" mean? Name (and be able to locate on a map) three countries in which Theravada Buddhism is widely practiced today. Additional terms: arhat, nirvana (how does this term differ from Jain usage?), samsara, Hinayana, sangha, merit ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2011 for the course RLST 005 taught by Professor Vivianleenyitray during the Fall '11 term at UC Riverside.

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