Intro to World Religions (2)_3_3

Intro to World Religions (2)_3_3 - Sects Sect Vaishanavism...

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In Ramayana Shiva is mighty and personal god In Mahabharata Shiva is equal to Vishnu Female consorts are Uma, Sati, Parvati, Durga, Kaki and Shakti Sects Vaishanavism Shaivism Shaktism Smartism Sect Vaishanavism Vishnu ( Reincarnations Krishna or Rama) is the supreme god Members are vaishnavites or vaihsnavas Emphasis on god as personal beign Six qualities of God: knowledge, all power, supreme majesty, supreme strength, unlimited energy and total self-sufficiency Purushottama; supreme person, popular name of God Subdivisions: Sri Sampradayins; Ramanandis; Vallabhacharins or Krishna Samprahayins; Chaitanyas; Nimbarkas; Madhvas; Radha Vallabhis Sect Shaivism Workships Siva as Supreme God Six Philosophical Schools Yoga Purva Mimansa Uttara Mimansa Nyaya: uses logical analysis as a means of arriving at knowledge of the world. Vaisheshika Samkhyia Yoga Technique or discipline of asceticism and meditation, method for perfecting one’s union with the divine
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