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With what religion begins
The preserver God in Hinduism
Salvation in this life, which enables us to live fully in the human condition, with all the joys and sorrows while maintaining an underlying state of joy and tranquility
One of the Hindu Scriptures
All reality is ultimately one
The birth and death of an individual, followed by rebirth
The belief in many gods
The belief in only one divine being
The study of the creation of the universe
The general deliverance from the shortcomings of the human condition
What all religions recognize
What are religious questions?
Daily prayer, and one of the "contacts" for Hindus
The moral law of cause and effect
Another term for "a god"
The creator god in Hinduism
The ultimate limitation to the human condition
The person who founded Hinduism
The Hindu term for wheel of rebirth
The most sacred scripture in Hinduism
A category of types of religious experience characterized by communion or union with the divine through inward contemplation
The fourth want of man and the meaning of Moksha
The belief that the divine really exists in everything
A term to refer to "God" in all religions
The goal of Hindu
The destroyer god in Hinduism
The transmission of the divine will or knowledge to human beings, typically through myths or some form of religious experience
One of the Hindu Scriptures
Each person's duty. The Hindu term closest to religion
To unite, and come under a discipline or training
The "Om," the Hindu symbol represents
The "soul" or Hindu term for the drop of divinity in each of us
Hindus cannot fully perceive this
With what does religion begin?
What three questions do religions attempt to answer?
1. Where did we come from
2. Where are we going?
3. Why are we here?
For what do human beings have the capacity?
The capacity to question fundamental things as the source and the meaning of their existence
What are we in a word
What are religious questions
What are we if we are more than we appear to be?
What three sources contain the story of Adam and Eve
Jewish and Christian Bibles and the Qur'an
What do all religions recognize?
That we suffer
Religions typically desire a means of overcoming suffering through...
The attainment of some higher state of spiritual maturity
What is a difficult thing to attain?
What do some religions teach regarding perfection?
That it is impossible to attain it on our own without divine assistance
What is transcendence
Overcoming of the normal limitations imposed by the human condition
How do some people respond to the challenges of being human?
By simply trying to ignore them by allowing a certain numbness of the spirit
In religion, what two options does one have when one is face-to-face with the human condition
A form of transcendence that brings one face-to-face with the human condition, and then raises one above it or allows one to see through it
What is the ultimate limitation to the human condition?
Religions that emphasize forms of transcendence typically hold that...
There is a direct connection between the transcendence attained in this life and final salvation
According to some religions, what two destinies are possible for people
One leads to reward (eternal life in paradise), and the other leads to condemnation
Destiny is more complex for...
Religions that teach that human beings live more than one lifetime
What are some of the questions asked about our world?
Where did the world come from? Is it real, or is it just some kind of illusion? Is it sacred, perhaps even living? Or is it merely matter? Is it a help or hindrance to the religious quest?
What does cosmology mean?
The understanding of the nature of the universe?
What is ultimate reality
What is pantheism?
Belief tat the divine reality exists in everything
What do non-theistic religions believe?
They do not hold a belief in God who is essentially relevant for us, although they sometimes do hold a belief in a various divine or semi-divine beings
How does relegation usually take place?
Through sacred stories or myths, or through various types of religions experience
Who s the founder of Christianity?
What is the symbol of Christianity?
Who is the God of Christianity?
What are the contacts of Christianity?
What are the Scriptures of Christianity?
Old Testament and New Testament
What is the Goal of Christianity
What are two other important ideas about Christianity?
The Sacraments and the Paschal Mystery
Who is the founder of Hinduism?
What are the symbols of Hinduism?
Who is the God of Hinduism?
What are the contacts of Hinduism
Yoga and Puja
What are the Scriptures of Hinduism?
Redas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad-Gita
What is the goal of Hinduism?
What are two other important ideas of Hinduism?
Karma and Dharma
How many Gods are there in Hinduism?
Around 300 million
What are all the gods? How many main gods are there?
They are a manifestation of Brahman. There are 3.
Who is the creator?
Who is the preserver?
Who is the destroyer?
What is the wheel of rebirth?
An individual will be born and reborn until moksha is achieved
The moral law of cause and effect; this determines the nature of one's reincarnation
Similar to the soul; the drop of Brahman within us all
Moral force that orders the universe, maintained through personal duty
Meaning "yoke," to unite ad to come under a discipline or training
What re the Four Wants of Man
1. Pleasure (seek feverently)
2. Success (wealth, fame, power)
3. Duty (look beyond self-fulfillment)
4. Liberation (attain infinite being, knowledge and infinite joy)
Pleasure and Success: Paths of desire or self-fulfillment
Duty and Liberation: Paths of reincarnation ad sacrifice