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"re" meaning again
"lig" meaning join or connect
belief in a single God
the belief that everything in the universe is divine
belief in multiple Gods
the belief that there is no god "Not God"
The belief that God's existence cannot be known or proven "Not Known"
A position unconcerned with the supernatural, not asserting or denying the existence of any deity.
belief that spirits inhabit everything "spirt" "soul" "life force"
any of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe
the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil
"soul study" deals with human mental states, emotions and behaviors.
"study of the divine" study of topics as they relate to one particular religious tradition
study of religious tales, texts and art
a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
a journey to a sacred place
a culture whose various elements may all have religious meaning
a strong social prohibition
the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
specialist who contacts and attempts to control spirits that cause injury
rituals in which doing something to an image of an object produces the desired effect in the real object
foretelling the future or looking into the past by means of magic
an animal that is considered to be related by blood to a family or clan and is it guardian or symbol
4 collections of ancient prayers and rituals
written meditations on the spiritual essence of the universe and the self
the spiritual essence of the universe
the spiritual essence of all individual human beings
the moral law of cause and effect that dteremines the direction of rebirth
(Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth
The Hindu concept of the spirit's 'liberation' from the endless cycle of rebirths.
"illusion" what keeps us from seeing reality correctly; the world, viewed inadequately
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.
member of the priestly caste
a spiritual discipline; a method for perfecting one's union with the divine
The spiritual discipline of devotion to a deity or guru
the spiritual discipline of postures and bodily exercises
the philosophical position that all apparently separate realities are ultimately one; the belief that God and the universe are the same, that the universe is divine
"nonharm" or "nonviolence"
a short sacred phrase, often chanted or used in meditation
offerings and ritual in honor or a deity
"Three forms" of the divine; the three gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.
god of creation
a god associated with preservation and love
a god associated with destruction and rebirth
an earthy embodiment of a deity
a god and mythical king; a form of Vishnu
a god associated with divine playfulness; a form of Vishnu
"Goddess"; the divine feminine, also called the Great Mother
"Dark" a form of Devi; a gooddess associated with destrucion and rebirth
a spiritual teacher
the community of monks and nuns
the totality of Buddhist teaching
the release from suffering and rebirth that brings inner peace
a sacred text, especially one said to record the words of the Buddha
Buddhist shrine that is shaped like a dome or mound
those who have attained nirvana but vow to remain active in helping everyone else
the mahayana notion of emptiness, meaning that the universe is empty of permanent reality
a question used by Zen teachers to boggle the student's mind and thus liberate direct awareness
a symbolic hand gesture