Hinduism 2 - RLG Monday, January 18, 2010 Laws of Manu...

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RLG Monday, January 18, 2010 Laws of Manu (Manuva Dharmashastra c. 1st c. CE) - rules for caste conduct - people who were against the caste system used this as their base of information - gender roles ideal/ model life (for top three castes) - 4 stages - student - take on a teacher to help you learn the required religious duties - householder - have a family - forest dweller - retiree, you can then go off on your own into the forest and concentrate -sannyasin - completely and totally dedicated to liberation/ moksha classical epics: the Mahabharata (including the Bhagavad-Gita - the last chapter of the Mahabharata) and the Ramayana Gita - shift in Hindu theology - emphasis on (mono)theistic devotion to Krishna three paths ( margas ) to liberation: - karma yoga (action) - focus on your action, ex: a warrior -jnana yoga (wisdom) - learn your texts -bhakti yoga (devotion) - devotion to gods * what does the term yoga mean? union, and a kind of practise in which you are trying to
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