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  1. karma marga
  2. moksha
  3. sati
  4. Rig Veda
  5. jnana marga
  1. a a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.
  2. b "the path of works" - One of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing performing right actions according to dharma.
  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 "the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.
  5. e liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. cosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.
  2. the third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.
  3. the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence.
  4. the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
  5. - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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.

          

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

          

  3. samadhia 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.

          

  4. 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.

          

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

          

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