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5 Matching questions

  1. sati
  2. Brahman
  3. caste system
  4. moksha
  5. artha
  1. a liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.
  2. b the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
  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 material success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
  2. pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
  3. a wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.
  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. the second of four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of warrior and administrators.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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.

          

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

          

  3. monismliberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.

          

  4. mayacosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.

          

  5. dharmathe moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.

          

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