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  1. Upandishads
  2. Bhagavad-Gita
  3. caste system
  4. ascetic
  5. Rig Veda
  1. a 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.
  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 a collection of over two hundred texts composed of between 900 and 200 BC that provide philosophical commentary to the Vedas
  4. d 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.
  5. e a collections of 1, 017 Sanskrit hymns composed about 1500BC earlier; Hinduism's oldest text.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the doctrine that reality is ultimately made up of only one essence.
  2. the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation.
  3. liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara, salvation; one of the four goals of life.
  4. pleasure, especially sensual love; one of the four goals of life.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. jnana marga"the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.

          

  2. karma marga"the path of knowledge" - one of the three Hindu paths to salvation, emphasizing knowing the true nature of reality through learning and meditation.

          

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

          

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

          

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