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5 Matching questions

  1. brahmin
  2. ascetic
  3. artha
  4. sati
  5. Atman
  1. a material success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.
  2. b 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.
  3. c the traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.
  4. d 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.
  5. e the highest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of priests.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
  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. the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence.
  4. an 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.
  5. liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.

5 True/False questions

  1. Brahmanthe eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.

          

  2. dharmaEthical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.

          

  3. samadhipleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.

          

  4. Rig VedaEthical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.

          

  5. vaishyathe third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.

          

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