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  1. kshatriya
  2. sati
  3. Brahman
  4. kama
  5. Upandishads
  1. a the second of four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of warrior and administrators.
  2. b pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
  3. c the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
  4. d the traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.
  5. e a collection of over two hundred texts composed of between 900 and 200 BC that provide philosophical commentary to the Vedas

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.
  2. traditional division of Hindu society into various categories; there are four main varnas; or classes:Brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya, and shudra; each class contains certain subgroups, resulting in more than three thousand categories.
  3. a wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.
  4. a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.
  5. - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.

5 True/False questions

  1. shudraEthical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.

          

  2. Avatarmaterial success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.

          

  3. mayacosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.

          

  4. brahminthe eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.

          

  5. Bhagavad-GitaA short section of the epic poem Mahabharata in which the god Krishna teaches the great warrior Arjuna about bhakti marga and other ways to God; Hinduism's most popular text.