5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- karma marga
- a a collection of over two hundred texts composed of between 900 and 200 BC that provide philosophical commentary to the Vedas
- b the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence.
- c The eternal self, which the Upanishads identify with Brahman; often lowercase: the eternal Self or soul on an individual that is reincarnated from one body to the next and is ultimately identified with Atman.
- d "the path of works" - One of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing performing right actions according to dharma.
- e a wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.
5 Multiple choice questions
- material success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.
- liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.
- - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.
- pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
- cosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.
5 True/False questions
Bhagavad-Gita → A short section of the epic poem Mahabharata in which the god Krishna teaches the great warrior Arjuna about bhakti marga and other ways to God; Hinduism's most popular text.
kshatriya → the traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.
caste system → one who renounces physical pleasures and worldly attachments for the sake of spiritual advancement; common in Hinduism and many other religious traditions, most notably Jainism.
karma → the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
dharma → Ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.