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Cyclical View of History
a Mythical/Primitive view of history that stated that no real progress occurs in history
a dramatic or recitative re-enactment of a mythical event/the recalling of the interventions of God in history
literally means knowledge; the first sacred texts of Hinduism that contain sacrificial formulas, mantras, and spells
an all-knowing and all-powerful sovereign ruler over the cosmic, moral, and liturgical orders
the god of storm, battle, and fertility; seen as a global conqueror; rides on a white horse; has 4 arms and heads
the god who cosmically sacrifices himself at the beginning of time so that humans can be created
the principle that states that you will be reborn in a higher or lower class based on your deeds in the past life
literally pathway, a combination of spiritual and physical exercises designed to eliminate sense perception
a mystical mantra usually placed at the beginning and end of a reading from the Vedas or a prayer; used in yoga
a school of thought that said there was not a distinction between God and the material world
the belief that every religion is a different pathway to the same goal and therefore are all equally valid
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