Religion Notes 02.14.11 - Siva Moon Death Outside Society...

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Religion Notes 02/14/11 Siva Visnu Moon Sun Death Existence Outside Society In society Ascetic Warrior-King-Priest Transcendence of Human Form Incarnates in Human Form Unconscious (dreamless) sleep Dream State Nirguna Saguna Tamas Sattva Imagery and Aspects of Visnu -Satta = cohesive tendency = existence -Visnu quality in universe tends towards a center, gathering, light -From root Visr = to pervade, to be immanent within reality -Identified with dream state -Hence Visnu as ‘Lord of the Dream’ Visnu Icons -Sleeping-dreaming on coils of sesa-waga -Standing posture with 4 arms, which represent the spheres of existence and stages of life Lord of the Dream -Represents notion of world/reality as great dream dreamed by a single deity -All dream characters also dreaming -Shapes ‘world’ of Visnu cult -3 Tiers -> 3 Levels of Interpretation - Bottom Tier : 5 Pandvas Heroes of Mahabharata Draupadi The dream is dreaming them hence lowest tier Ego based logic ‘Awake’ but unenlightened - Upper Tier
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course RELIGION 202 taught by Professor Mandair during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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