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Intro to World Religions (2)_2_2

Intro to World Religions (2)_2_2 - Texts Brahmanas Texts...

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Texts Brahmanas Rituals and prayers to guide the priests in their duties Explains the mythology and significance behind the Vedic rituals Primarily concern with the meaning of the rituals Texts Aranyakas Forest Books Similar to the Brahmanas discusses some rites are not suitable for the village Concern worship and meditation Texts Upanishads Sittings near a teacher Mystical and philosophical teaching of Hinduism Philosophical works that introduce the now-central ideas of self-realization, yoga, meditation, karma, and reincarnation. Most important are: a) Brhadaranyaka : Great Forest Text b) Chandogya ( Chandogya priests) Text Bhagavad Gita Song of the Lord Part of the book of the Mahabharata. Teaches people can avoid karma by performing the duties of their castes Account of the wars of the house of Bharata Dialogue between prince Arjuna and Krishna. Discuss about war. Krishna tells Arjuna that he must do his duty and death does not destroy the soul.
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