religion hinduism

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religion hinduism
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  1. the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought
    Brahman
  2. the eternal self, which is associated with Brahman
    Atman
  3. the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence
    monism
  4. cosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power
    maya
  5. sacred scripture- "that which is heard"
    sacred revelations to their authors
    (vedas, upanishads, branmanas)
    shruti
  6. sacred scripture- "that which is remembered"
    derive from revelation but composed by humans
    (mahabharata, ramayana)
    smriti
  7. caste system low to high
    • dalit (untouchable)
    • shudra
    • vaishya
    • kshatriya
    • brahmin
  8. stages of life low to high
    • student
    • householder
    • forest dweller
    • sannyasin
  9. dharma
    duty determined by caste & stage in life
  10. karma
    • cause & effect of actions
    • determines reincarnation
  11. wheel of reincarnation
    samsara
  12. moksha
    release from reincarnation
  13. creator god
    Brahma
  14. perserver god
    Vishnu
  15. destroyer god
    Shiva
  16. wealth goddess
    Lakshmi
  17. romantic goddess
    Parvati
  18. arts goddess
    Saraswati
  19. avatar god & different gods
    Vishnu- Krishna & Rama
  20. teacher
    guru
  21. sacred river
    Ganges river

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