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Unformatted text preview: - Faith OR Faith + Work?- Lose yourself in the Didi- Relationship is emotion Tat Tvam Asi. - Braham = Atman Hinduism Session 3: Sacred Scripture—9/29/11 Two Categories of Texts- No authors- Oral compostions- If you wrote something down you killed it, writing destroys life 1. Sruti: Vedas and the Upanisads- Those that were heard and wrote by Rishi’s 2. Smrti: Dharma Sutras/DharmaSastras, The Puranas, Itihasas- Texts that were remembered and passed down Preserving the Vedas- Brahmins The Itihasas- The Histories or the Epics- Sacred Histories- Use of narratives to convey truths about people, our world and the divine world- Attempts to inform the listener of how the world works Mahabharata- Name comes from Mahabharata Dynasty- Encyclopedia of Didi’s story and everything interesting in Hinduism- Longest poem in the world- Approximately 1,000 verses- Oral history- Author: Viasa- Core: Battle of 2 royal houses (See Handout)...
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- Fall '11
- Hinduism, Tat Tvam Asi