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Arts and Humanities
India's Religions Final Review
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Ruling priest social class
The piece of Brahman in everything, and if it wants to return to Brahman, it must have good Karma to do so.
Cycle of death and rebirth
escape of the Atman out of Samsara, back to Brahman.
Rig veda, Upanishads, and Brahmanas
What do the collective writings explain about the universe and Brahman?
The universe is a self contained entity and there is one true form Brahman.
An ancient Indian language
is the ethical law of cause and effect.
Any of the social classes of the Hindu Society
* highest ranking
Priests & teachers (head and mouth)
*2nd highest ranking
Warriors & rulers (arms)
*3rd highest ranking
farmers, traders, & merchants (legs)
*4th highest ranking
They had absolutely no rights in Hindu culture.
Other castes would not even touch them, or drink from the same well, for fear of being contaminated
How do Hindus explain the injustice of this ranking system?
They stayed away from "unclean people" (untouchables) with the concept of physical and mental purity.
derived from Hinduism, a family of religions
Part of the Jain symbol was used by what group of people?
the Nazis, it's symbol originally meant good luck
"noninjury"- harm no living being
who was the founder of Buddhism?
"awakened/ enlightened one"
What was the goal of Buddhism?
To reach a state of enlightenment
Buddhism is the (blank) largest religion in the world.
What is the focus of Buddhism?
The focus is on practice not belief
A religion that began in India and founded by Siddhartha Gautama
The state of gaining wisdom finding universal truth.
A Hindu belief that a person has a duty to live an honorable life (duties)
In Buddhism, the achievement of the highest happiness and release from cycle of rebirth.
Four Noble Truths
The four basic belief,or principles of Buddhism
A key idea of Buddhism; followers should live their lives according to these 8 teachings
Prince from Northern India born around 567 BC who found enlightenment and began the religion of Buddhism.
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