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Hinduism Exam one study guide

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Hinduism Exam one study guide REL 279-31

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Hinduism: Yoga/ Dharma/ Devotion
Professor Julie Regan
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Olivia Notetaker on Saturday February 13, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to REL 279-31 at La Salle University taught by Professor Julie Regan in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 85 views. For similar materials see Hinduism: Yoga/ Dharma/ Devotion in Religious Studies at La Salle University.

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Date Created: 02/13/16
Hinduism Exam 1 Study Guide Things to know and be able to describe: - 7 dimensions of religion - What do we call a person that belongs to Hinduism - Three important topics and their components: yoga, devotion, and dharma - Hinduism: extremely diverse! Composed of monotheists, atheists, and polytheists o Know “definitions” of Hinduism - Ganesh o And his story - Who named Hinduism? - Who are the Dalits? - Samsara - Moksha - 3 main forms of Hinduism and 3 problems/solutions - Yoga definition - Why are there statues of Jesus in Hinduism? - Sanatana dharam - Vedic period o Dates o What it’s composed of (3 topics) - Shruti - Upanishads - Mantras - Brahmin/Brahman/brahma/brahmanas - Atman - OM o A U M - Early Vedic, Late Vedic o Early: dharma for everyday life o Late: Philosophical, experimental, studying with the guru - Mudras - Krishnamacharya - 3 central gods - Indra Devi - Are Hindus interested in the fact that there IS or IS NO atman? - Diversity vs Pluralism - 3 different ways of being a Hindu - Vedas o Rig Veda o Who were the only ones to recite them? o Who heard them? - Samhitas - Triloka - Was the Vedic period Hinduism? - Rita - Agni - Who made up the head/shoulders/trunk/feet? o Why were these people placed in these certain classes? o Where were the Dalits? - 4 stages of life - Hinduism began with the what? o Know the dates, components - What does Shruti stand for? What about Smriti? - Why were the Vedas not really in India that much? - Devas/Devis o Differences and similarities between them and Jesus - Indra - Rudra - Manas - Griha Rites - Shrauta Rites - Pre-Hinduism, Vedic Period, Late Vedic Period o Know dates o Which one did the Upanishads come about in? - What two things does the Shruti consist of? - What time period does Smriti come from? - Karma - Early and Late Hym - Path of Shramana - What are Buddhism and Jainism a part of? - What do the Smriti and Shruti consist of? - Sampradaya o Pandit - Sutras - Varnas - Stri-dharma - Anandamayi Ma - Gurumayi and Amma


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