Hindu terms.txt

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Hindu terms.txt
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Hindu Terms
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  1. sacred laws, duties, ideas of truth, and ethics. Power that upholds the universe. equivalent to the word religion.
    Dharma
  2. Indo-European people originating in the Caucasus Mountain area. also means "noble"
    Aryans
  3. literart heritage of the Aryans (Hindus). collection fo ritual and philosophical texts.
    Vedas
  4. the Hindu equivalent to the Christian bible
    Upanishads
  5. Basis for all reality adn existence. caused the universe and all beings to emanate from itself
    Brahman
  6. The creator, from his 4 heads came the vedas
    Brahma
  7. the Preserver. the universal god, whenever mankind needs help, he appears on the earth as an avatar
    Vishnu
  8. the destroyer, represents power. demon slayer, male symbol of fertility
    Shiva
  9. means liberation, spiritual freedom from bondage of the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
    Moksha
  10. How can you achieve Moksha
    • non-attachment and spiritual knowledge
    • good deeds without selfish gain
    • devotion towards a chosen diety
  11. the law of cause and effect
    Karma
  12. the caste system
    Varna
  13. What are the 4 classes of the caste system?
    • Brahmans
    • Kshatriyas
    • Vaishyas
    • Shudras
    • *Untouchables

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