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SANSKRIT TEXTUAL TRADITIONS: Dharma and Karma

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Department
Religious Studies
Course
RELG 252
Professor
Davesh Soneji
Semester
Fall

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To discuss Dharma and KarmaAsrama literally means stage of life or place of dwellingIdealized structure for the life of a dvija Four asramas mentioned in the Dharmasutras and Dharmasastras texts on ethnic law There are 4 asramas1Brahmacaryagrhastha2vanaprastha34samnyasaTheoretically every dvija man passes through each stepBrahmacaryaA stage of life referring to childhood and away from being sexually activeMeant to spent most of his time studyingStage of acquiring knowledgeGrhasthaMeaning staying in the houseOr the period of domesticityLeave their parents and live with a GURU who gives them educationThe oral transmission of textsVanapras
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