Religions of the Worlds- week 5
Religions of the Worlds- week 5 RELG 100 - 03
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jazmine Vereen on Saturday October 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to RELG 100 - 03 at Montclair State University taught by Lise Vail in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 25 views. For similar materials see Religions of the World in Religion at Montclair State University.
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Date Created: 10/08/16
Religions of the World - 10/5/16 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:31 AM Hindu believes in freedom of choice Navaratri-"Nine Nights" of the Goddess This year-Oct 1-11 Dharma:what sustains the universe; your role and duties in the world Vishnu's Avatara - To help protect the World, Vishnu reincarnates to come down to Earth and destroy demons (Ava-down, Tara-savior Savior who comes down to Earth) 10 Traditional avatara Vishnu's incarnation There was an evil power trying to destroy God. Through meditation and deep concentration the demon gains powers. He is not able to be killed in day or night, inside a house or outside, or by and man or animal. Vishnu reincarnates into a manlion who successfully kills the demon during dusk on a porch. Shruti: type of Scripture that cannot be changed Smriti: type of Scripture that is retold through what is remembered Krishna and Rama • Most popular Vishnu reincarnations • Krishna-Mahabharata • Rama-Ramayana Krishna-means black, as beautiful as a dark raincloud, blue/black to represent consciousness Vishnu reincarnates as a baby who destroys demons (sucked the life out of a demon through breast feeding) Krishna-means black, as beautiful as a dark raincloud, blue/black to represent consciousness Vishnu reincarnates as a baby who destroys demons (sucked the life out of a demon through breast feeding) Parallels between Krishna and Jesus: • Destroy evil • Bring love Krishna and Bhaguadgita (song lord) • Krishna gives advice to Bhagaudgiti before commencing war • Bhaguadgiti must wage war against his cousins • Divine cannot be killed • True loyalty is to do what is good ○ If someone has turned evil, they must be turned in regardless of if they are a friend or relative Karma Yoga: be intent of action preform dharma, avoid focusing on what you will get out of it Kundalini Yoga: coiled energy at the core in the subtle body, when the energy is awaken it cleans out all the karma; awakening the Kundalini is the same as awakening the holy spirit Chakra:"center" Attachment:-when you are too attached to the result of an act, you are not preforming a good act of service Bridge Texts: 4 Aims of Life • Dharma-duties/roles in society • Kama-sensual love/pleasure • Artha- political power • Moksha- liberation/freedom from reincarnation/union with God 4 Stages of Life • Student • Marriage • Retirement • Sannyasa- monk 4 Stages of Life • Student • Marriage • Retirement • Sannyasa- monk
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