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the purpose of yoga is to correct false identification of self with what is apparent and to seek that which lies underneath the layers of illusion
is the moral law of cause and effect; the Hindu connection between how one acts and the consequences for those actions
is a division in Hindu society based on one's position in life, determined by birth in that group
the rebirth into a higher or lower form of life according to how well or how poorly a previous life was lived
in Hinduism, a state in which a person is united with his or her deepest self, Brahman; comes about through ultimate reality
religion is broadset sense is natural to human beings-- at least according to the textbook
the history of religion in the western world reveals a trend toward more clearly understanding what is truly related to the mystery of life and what is within the realm of human understanding
our knowledge of the prehistoric religions of the Western world is based on written records
e. all the above
A characteristic common to prehistoric religions include
a. belief in spirit-forces or invisible powers
b. close ties to a particular area or locality
c. manipulation, coercion, and supplication of the world of the spirits
d. designated places of worship
e. all of the above
f. all the above except c
d. Greek people
who humianized the mystery of life by systematically cultivating a people's eye-view of life rather than a god's eye-view
a. prehistoric people
b. babylonian people
c. aboriginal people
d. greek people
a scientist who studies the science of human beings, especially their origin, nature, and destiny
story or tradition with a loose historical basis which serves to unfold parts of the worlds view of a group of people or explain a practice or belief or natural event
a response to the mystery of life adhered by a group, expressed by means of formulas, rituals, and a moral or ethical code
Muhammad learned the principles of the Christian and Jewish religions which influenced his thinking about God
the Islamic profession of acceptance of Allah as the One God and Muhammad as the messenger of God
is a collection of Muhammad's words, sayings, explanations, and examples to help thebeliever follow the Quran
Five Pillars of faith
worship, a profession of faith, almsgiving, the obligation to fast, and pilgrimage to the Ka'ba
a collection of revered Buddhist writings recorded from oral traditions and codefied; they contain sermons, rules, and essays on philosophy and psychology
Four Noble truths
1. all things in the world entail sorrow and suffering, 2. the cause of suffering is desire, the craving oir the pleasures of life, 3. suffering ends when the craving for pleasure ends, 4. following the Eightfold path will end suffering
one who is on the threshold or nirvanna, but postpones his or her entry to help others reach
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