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Unformatted text preview: MARGAS (PATHS) meditation experience
with Brahman study scripture,
doctrine Bbakti do caste duties;
from its rewards devote oneself theistically to a personal god or
goddess IDEALIZED HINDU STAGES
OF (MALE) LIFE First student study of
Second householder marriage,
career, children Third retired retirement,
from material concerns Fourth mendicant renunciation of the material
world, live as , _« wandering beggar, devoted to
meditation COMPARISON OF SECTS FROM INDIA DIMENSION UPANISHADS JAIN 1 BchAVAD GITA TANTRISM Date 800—400 B.C.E. 500 B.C.E. 400 B.C.E.—2oo C.E. IOOO C.E.?
Persons Mahavira Arjuna (ﬁctional) Mysticism yes yes tolerated using sexual symbolism
Asceticism yes yes, extremely tolerated rejected Caste tolerated rejected at ﬁrst advocated ignored Karma accepted accepted accepted ignored
Transmigration accepted accepted accepted ignored Reality monistic dualistic duty of caste symbolic Deity Brahman atheistic theistic paramour ...
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- Fall '11