feb 29th - when it comes to these concepts- ex. Jains...

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Upanishads - uses parables - Last part of the Vedas – philosophical foundation - identify who the self is - mapping relations with other people/beings - major contention eternal self - unity of more importance what is inside of me is inside of other beings Brahman “power/energy/vitality” all life forms share this - we may look different but that’s purely superficial same essence - share complex interconnectedness with entire universe - Core of Hinduism Sramana Major criticisms of Buddhism and Jainism - cater only to monastic community those ready to move out of samsara and receive moksha - Ahimsa and Sex Buddhists and Jains too extreme and narrow
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Unformatted text preview: when it comes to these concepts- ex. Jains concern with microorganisms- Hindus question this and wonder if it is desirable to live in constant concern.- Hindus manage these concerns carefully sex and violence have limits within the dharmic society- Heterodox tradition- 2 types 1 interested in moksha want off samsara 2 continue on with samsara - however principled 1 = Nivritti 2 = Pravrtti Jnana Yoga Path of knowledge Karma Yoga Path of action Bhakti Yoga Path of devotion- all paths lead to moksha God is there for those who need God- Jnana and Karma do not need God...
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