HINDUISM

HINDUISM - Shiva: the sacred places The divine female Later...

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HINDUISM 1. Aryans and Dravidians : time and place; main characteristics 2. Vedic Religion The Vedas: search for the creative power Samhitas: the gods – hymns to the gods Brahmanas: the sacrifice – prose commentaries on the sacrifices Upanishads: the self – philosophical speculations on the nature of the self 3. Epic Religion The Mahabharata: the civil war; Arjuna is taught dharma and liberation by Krishna The Ramayana: the virtues of the dharma for man and woman in Rama and Sita The Laws of Manu – Brahmanical religion; the varna-ashrama-dharma system; the four castes – their duties and relations; and the stages of life; the goals of the householder 4. Devotional Religion Vishnu: the avatars
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Unformatted text preview: Shiva: the sacred places The divine female Later developments Yoga: karma, bhakti, jnana, other forms 5. Main concepts of Hinduism samsara: reincarnation karma: the results of deeds dharma: duty according to ones caste moksha: enlightenment; self-realization discussion of reincarnation 6. Philosophical Religion: the orthodox systems Nyaya/ Vaisesika Samkhya/ Yoga Purva Mimamsa/ Vedanta: Shankara, Ramanuja, Madhva 7. Internal and external challenges Jainism Buddhism Islam The West: Christianity and Secularism 8. Responses of Hinduism Ramakrishna and Vivekananda The Arya Samaj and the Brahmo Samaj Aurobindo and Gandhi Gurus, swamis, and New Age...
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