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5 Matching questions

  1. karma marga
  2. dharma
  3. caste system
  4. artha
  5. Upandishads
  1. a "the path of works" - One of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing performing right actions according to dharma.
  2. b 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. c material success and social prestige, one of the four goals of life.
  4. d Ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life.
  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 eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought.
  2. "the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.
  3. 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.
  4. a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.
  5. the second of four classes of the caste system, traditionally made up of warrior and administrators.

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. samadhithe traditional practice of burning a widow on her husband's funeral pyre; outlawed in 1829, though it still occurs rarely.

          

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

          

  4. satipleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.

          

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

          

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