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Module 5 Assignment - CWV 101, Module 5 Worldview Tables...

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CWV 101, Module 5 Worldview Tables Assignment Directions: Complete the “Eastern Pantheism” column in the table below by filling in the cells from information provided in the textbook. Table 1 Assumption Naturalism Secular Humanism Atheistic Existentialism Eastern Pantheism New Age Christianity Reality “The view that God is identical with everything. It may be seen as the result of two tendencies: an intense religious spirit and the belief that all reality is in some way united. The eastern mind, when it reflects on the metaphysical does not take the cognitive approach to understand reality. Rather they stress the experiential, the mystical. The goal is an experience of reality rather than a careful understanding of it.The goal is contemplation rather than comprehension . The attitude is religious not intellectual. The underlying assumption of Eastern pantheism is that all reality belongs to a continuum. All reality is ultimately one. This view is commonly called monism (although pantheism on the whole is no essentially monistic). There is one single indestructible reality - the Brahman.
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CWV 101, Module 5 Worldview Tables Assignment Everything participates in this one all- embracing Oneness.The most insignificant speck of dust shares its essence with the most exalted element. One is not so much as to try to understand this as to direct one's life towards its light.” Knowledge “Humans have no form of revelation from God, or Brahman. What a person knows may not actually be real, or true. Knowledge can be quite a hindrance to the process of realization. The goal is to move beyond knowledge. Knowledge is therefore entirely subjective. Certain things make it possible to know, such as the human senses. But if the senses rely on external reality, which in many ways can be an illusion, then knowledge is unattainable. Therefore, personal experience brings forth the better epistemological method. The best, though, is through thought and meditation to transcend knowledge, contradiction, and rationale,
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CWV 101, Module 5 Worldview Tables Assignment to realize oneness with Brahman.” Human nature According to Hinduism humans have a divine essence (atman, purusha) of an impersonal nature. In Buddhism it is the product of five aggregates which generate the illusion of personal existence. Personhood is a
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