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IPA Hindusim vocab 2

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Atman
The spiritual essence of all individual human beings.
Bhagavat Gita
A spiritual classic in Hinduism that is a conversation between Arjuna and Krishna preserved in the Mahabharata.
Brahma
God of creation.
Brahman
The spiritual essence of the universe.
Brahmin
Member of the priestly caste in Hinduism.
Caste
One of the major social classes sanctioned by Hinduism.
Karma
The moral law of cause and effect that determines the direction of rebirth.
Krishna
A god associated with divine playfulness; a form of Vishnu.
Maya
"Illusion."
Moksha
"Liberation" from personal limitation, egotism, and rebirth.
Samsara
The everyday world of change and suffering, leading to rebirth.
Agni
God of fire
Rig Veda
The most important part of Vedas; creation story s part of it