RLG100Y1 Lecture #22 - RLG100Y1- Jan 10/10 - Very different...

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RLG100Y1- Jan 10/10 - Very different way of seeing how the world works as compared to the western traditions - Indic worldviews: (KNOW FOR TEST) o Anadi Without a beginning or end Moves constantly Without end Universe has always been going but constantly changing; therefore we see transformations of various types (dramatic vs. minimal) o Kala The nature of time South Asian traditions (Indic traditions) understand the movement of time in a different way Times moves in rhythm of movement Times moves in a wave like pattern (Sometimes up, sometimes down) Jainism Rise and decline in a kind of set pace Universe moves in cycles Hinduism and Buddhism Universe was “created” at a certain point (creates one cycle of evolution) Moral, physical understanding evolves then declines and eventually is self destructs and then it starts another cycle Goes on endlessly in this pattern Each of these cycles (circles) are divided into 4 phases (phases are
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100Y1 Lecture #22 - RLG100Y1- Jan 10/10 - Very different...

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