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  1. Upandishads
  2. samadhi
  3. Brahman
  4. sati
  5. kshatriya
  1. a the traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.
  2. b the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
  3. c a collection of over two hundred texts composed of between 900 and 200 BC that provide philosophical commentary to the Vedas
  4. d 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. e the second of four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of warrior and administrators.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. "the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.
  2. the lowest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of servants and laborers.
  3. a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.
  4. the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
  5. Ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.

5 True/False Questions

  1. bhakti marga- the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.

          

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

          

  4. karma marga"the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.

          

  5. mayapleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.

          

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