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5 Matching questions

  1. caste system
  2. maya
  3. dharma
  4. samadhi
  5. vaishya
  1. a cosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.
  2. b Ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.
  3. c a trancelike state in which self-consciousness is lost and the mind is absorbed into the ultimate reality; the culmination of the eight steps of Yoga.
  4. d the third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
  2. liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.
  3. The eternal self, which the Upanishads identify with Brahman; often lowercase: the eternal Self or soul on an individual that is reincarnated from one body to the next and is ultimately identified with Atman.
  4. - the most popular of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing loving devotion to one's chosen god or goddess.
  5. a wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.

5 True/False questions

  1. 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.

          

  2. shudrathe lowest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of servants and laborers.

          

  3. arthathe moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.

          

  4. karmathe moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.

          

  5. Rig Vedathe moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.