IPA Hindusim vocab 2

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Atman

The spiritual essence of all individual human beings.

Bhagavat Gita

A spiritual classic in Hinduism that is a conversation between Arjuna and Krishna preserved in the Mahabharata.

Brahma

God of creation.

Brahman

The spiritual essence of the universe.

Brahmin

Member of the priestly caste in Hinduism.

Caste

One of the major social classes sanctioned by Hinduism.

Karma

The moral law of cause and effect that determines the direction of rebirth.

Krishna

A god associated with divine playfulness; a form of Vishnu.

Maya

"Illusion."

Moksha

"Liberation" from personal limitation, egotism, and rebirth.

Samsara

The everyday world of change and suffering, leading to rebirth.

Agni

God of fire

Rig Veda

The most important part of Vedas; creation story s part of it

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