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study guide p 2
as a term; a misnomer...term used by outsiders to describe a group of complex religious systems. it is an umbrella term.
can mean duty and is a holistic approach to social coherence and the good of all
underlying divine reality, ultimately one, manifests itself in multiple forms
foundational religious test of sanatana dharma
vedas part 1
the rig veda
vedas other 3 parts
various hymns, sacred sounds
directions about performances of the ritual sacrifices to the deities
forest treatises by sages who went to the forest to meditate
philosophical teachings of highly realized spiritual masters
the vedas are not thought to be written by humans but rather it is believed that they were heard by the ____
the ____ is the oldes vedic scripture
controlling forces in the cosmos; indra, agni, soma
god of thunder and rain
god of fire
god associated with a sacred drink
last of the vedas; roughly dating between 600-400bce term means to sit down near and implies this is knowledge learned at the feet of a spiritual master
cycle of life and death and rebirth
actions and the energies generated by action
the ultimate goal release from bondage of karma
sacred obligation. duty
an ancient epic poem in the Gita the 18th book
translates as song of the supreme exalted one