WOMS 210 lecture 6
WOMS 210 lecture 6 WOMS 210
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Udbluehen03 on Friday September 23, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to WOMS 210 at University of Delaware taught by Professor Naccarelli in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Women and Religion in Women and Gender studies at University of Delaware.
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Class 6 – 9/15/2016 Prof. Jennifer Naccarelli, Hinduism The path of Knowledge - Vedas -> Upanishads - The text contain mythology, which explains roles, were we are going and were we come from - Upanishads - Quest for liberation from the world - Moksha - Release from a cycle of birth and death The Path of Action - Connected to Dharma - One’s duty - Keeps you committed to designated social roles - How to maintain the physical world around you - Proper roles and behavior - All pervasive idea that’s translated into righteousness The Path of Devotion - Bhakti Life Stages/Ashrama System - Student Ashrama o Path of action o Learning period - Householder o Path of devotion/action o Women are devoted to marriage and production of children - Forest Dweller o Path of knowledge o Withdraw from worldly responsibility and abandon all possessions o Traditionally not available to women o They are considered distractions Class 6 – 9/15/2016 Prof. Jennifer Naccarelli, Hinduism Asceticism - A rigorous spiritual practice - Designed to tame, suppress or overcome the physical self and material world. - The goal is to achieve union with and knowledge of the essence of the divine Characteristics of Asceticism Practice - Deny the self of food and warmth - Only do what is necessary to stay alive - Practice voluntary poverty - Complete abstinence from sexual relations - Infliction of pain - Sustained mediation - Cross cultural - Trans-historical - Utilized by men and women in their spiritual practices
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