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DSST World Religion Notes

Believed to be sacred theosophy is a religion created

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believed to be sacred Theosophy – is a religion created by Madame Blavatsky in the late 1800, a psychic claimed to have channeled a set of religious teaching from a group of mystic called the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood, similar to Hinduism Theosophists – goal is Enlightenment through reincarnation and karma Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood – consists of a group of mystics who have achieved Enlightenment, but remain with humanity in order to assist others along the Path towards Enlightenment Comparisons between Theosophy and Hinduism – both include belief in Karma, reincarnation, wheel of rebirth, and the idea of Brahman Rāja Yoga is known simply as yoga. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophy and forms an integral part of the spiritual practices of many Hindu traditions. Pūjā or alternative transliteration Pooja, ( Sanskrit : reverence , honour , adoration , or worship ) is a religious ritual performed by Hindus as an offering to various deities, distinguished persons, or special guests. Hinduism What can be done to progress in caste? Dharma What deity is worshipped during the Holi festival? Vishnu The festival Holi was dedicated to whom? Krishna Veda taught in homes? Arthaveda What event had the most impact on the perception of Hinduism in the 20th century? Diaspora or the encounter with Christianity Ghandi's experiences o Endorces Satyagraha Atop the Hindu caste system? Brahims The Caste system of Hinduism
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o Brahmins – priest, scholars and philosophers o Kshatriyas – warrior, rulers and defense people o Vaishyas – traders, merchants and agricultural people o Shudras – laborers and servants o Untouchables – outcast, people that dealt with the dead Aryan concept that influenced caste system? Varnas Major Hindu dieties o Vishnu o Shiva Who were the Hindu atheists? mimamsa Holi? Festival of color no founder - the only religion that did NOT have a single person that started it. what is kama - is sensual pleasure including, but not limited to, sexual pleasure and the appreciation of beauty bhagavad gita – “Gita” is epic the Mahabharata . Krishna and Arjuna have a conversation prior to battle. What the Bhagavad Gita teaches? five basic concepts or "truths" o Ishvara (The Supreme Controller) o Jiva (Living beings/the individualized soul) o Prakrti (Nature/Matter) o Dharma (Duty in accordance with Divine law) o Kaala (Time) untouchables to upgrade in the next life? accept Dharma samsara - is the cycle of birth , life , death , rebirth or reincarnation atman - it refers to one's true self beyond identification with phenomena mantra - an expression chanted repeatedly as a focus of concentration in meditation Bhakti Marga , is the way to achieve moksha through devotion to a single god What people influenced the development of Hindusm? Aryans Theosophy is related to what religion? (Hinduism) Theosphists – seek enlightenment through reincarnation and karma Hinduism Different sects of Buddhism, Mahayana, Theravada, Tibetan, etc., What they stand for, the differences between them, and
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