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  1. kshatriya
  2. karma marga
  3. samadhi
  4. bhakti marga
  5. dharma
  1. a the second of four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of warrior and administrators.
  2. b Ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.
  3. c "the path of works" - One of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing performing right actions according to dharma.
  4. d - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.
  5. e a trancelike state in which self-consciousness is lost and the mind is absorbed into the ultimate reality; the culmination of the eight steps of Yoga.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
  2. traditional division of Hindu society into various categories; there are four main varnas; or classes:Brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya, and shudra; each class contains certain subgroups, resulting in more than three thousand categories.
  3. a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.
  4. the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence.
  5. the third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.

5 True/False questions

  1. Avataran incarnation, or living embodiment, or a deity, usually Vishnu, who is sent to earth to accomplish a divine purpose; Krishna and Rama are the most popular avatars.

          

  2. asceticone who renounces physical pleasures and worldly attachments for the sake of spiritual advancement; common in Hinduism and many other religious traditions, most notably Jainism.

          

  3. mokshamaterial success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.

          

  4. arthamaterial success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.

          

  5. Atmanmaterial success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.

          

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