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  1. shudra
  2. Atman
  3. Bhagavad-Gita
  4. Upandishads
  5. maya
  1. a cosmic illusion brought about by divine creative power.
  2. b A 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.
  3. c 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. d the lowest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of servants and laborers.
  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. one who renounces physical pleasures and worldly attachments for the sake of spiritual advancement; common in Hinduism and many other religious traditions, most notably Jainism.
  2. Ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.
  3. the third of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of producers, such as farmers, merchants, and artisans.
  4. 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. the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.

5 True/False questions

  1. bhakti marga"the path of works" - One of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing performing right actions according to dharma.


  2. Sannyasina wandering ascetic who has advanced to the fourth and highest stage of life.


  3. kamapleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.


  4. brahminthe highest of the four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of priests.


  5. samadhia 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.