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  1. Sannyasin
  2. artha
  3. jnana marga
  4. bhakti marga
  5. caste system
  1. a - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.
  2. b "the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.
  3. c material success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.
  4. d 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.
  5. e a wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence.
  2. pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
  3. 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.
  4. the traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.
  5. "the path of works" - One of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing performing right actions according to dharma.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Rig Vedaa collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.

          

  2. brahminthe eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.

          

  3. asceticthe traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.

          

  4. shudrathe lowest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of servants and laborers.

          

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

          

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