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5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Rig Veda
- a a collection of over two hundred texts composed of between 900 and 200 BC that provide philosophical commentary to the Vedas
- b pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
- c a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.
- d the lowest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of servants and laborers.
- e a wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- the third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.
- the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
- 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.
- the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
5 True/False Questions
bhakti marga → - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.
dharma → the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
sati → cosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.
brahmin → the highest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of priests.
Atman → pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.