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Carleton University
RELI 2732
Angela Sumegi

7th ClassFebruary2012219 PMNow we turn to eastern religions General world view of the monotheistic view is shared and quite similarDeath and after life in Hindu thoughtLectures slides from ProfThe Indian river had many namesSindhuancient Indian Sanskrit nameIndosancient Greek nameHinduancient Persian nameThe name of the river designated the countryreferred to the people Another lectures slideThe Vedassacred scriptures of the HindusComposed between 1500 BCE and 600 BCEVerses of praise to the various gods of the Aryan peopleslike Surya the sun god Candra the moon god Agni the fire god Indra the god of storms and YAMA the lord of deathWE SHOULD KNOW YAMAthe lord of DEATH The lecture slide called Stratification of Vedic Aryan Society is just background The Aryan were tribes from IranThere are 4 major classes as listed on this slidethe fire ritual is the main ritual Lecture slide Sanatana dharmathe eternal or constant dharma dharma has many meanings religious doctrine law truth duty etcBut in term of Hindu thought 2 aspects1Social and family duty2Eternal cosmic law or truth After life in Hindu thoughtThere are 3 methods See lecture slide Three paths to liberation called Moksha in Hindu thoughtKarmaactionMargapathJnanaknowledgeBhakti margadevotion Lectures Slide Four realms of the Vedic universeFire is the primary symbol for transformationThe rituals had to be carried out correctly in order to receive blessings from God It is important to have sons in the family to carry out the rituals for the parents Marriage and having kids was something they didnt have a choice they needed to have kids to carry out their rituals for the parents
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