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REln 112 Notes week 4

by: Stacey Boateng

REln 112 Notes week 4 RELN 112 - (Timothy Ledna, Survey of world religions)

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Stacey Boateng on Monday February 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to RELN 112 - (Timothy Ledna, Survey of world religions) at Radford University taught by Timothy Ledna in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Survey of World Religions in Religious Studies at Radford University.

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Introduction to religious studies: Hinduism Rituals: actions that have meaning Murti: a statute of a Hindu deity in which god represents Santa Dharma: eternal lad or eternal virtue Dharma: the teachings of Buddha and also the natural law law that the universe follows Caste system: divided people into separate social groups that have varying rights, responsibilities, professions and statuses Sruti: means scripture in Sanskrit, refers to the Vedas and the other texts of Hinduism Smirti: sacred Hindu traditions bot orally transmitted and written down Vedas: ancient texts brought to India by the Aryans, these are the sacred texts of Hinduism Upanishads: Vedic texts that focus on the relationship between the human and the divine Brahman: the original source of all things and the composition of the cosmos in Hinduism ** All gods are Brahman** The three main gods of Hinduism: Brahma: the creator god of the world Vishnu: the protector god of the world Shiva: the god of destruction and transformation (leads to new creation). Atman: the true self Moksha: the experience of oneness with creation Maya: the illusory world that distracts Hindus from the universal truth that Brahmin is all things Reincarnation: the concept in which a soul moves from one being to another after death Karma: the effect of a persons actions good or bad Yoga: any religious practice, often used in connection with the development of physical and spiritual discipline that leads to enlightenment. Karma: yoga of action or work Bhakti: yoga of devotion towards a specific god Jnana-Raja: the yoga of knowledge includes movement, contemplation and meditation Pandit: a person who studies and teaches Hindu law Sati: a funeral practice where the widow would voluntarily or by force be burned with her husband’s dead body Varna: color


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