Class Notes (836,580)
Canada (509,856)
RS 100 (33)


5 Pages
Unlock Document

Religious Studies
RS 100
Adam Stewart

Religious studies Hindu Epics: Composed between 500BCE-400CE -The Ramayana -The Mahabharata The mahabharata contains the bhagavad Gita (the Gita) . Song of the lord Referred to as smrti (that is remembered) - In practice, they are the most important texts for Hindus, treated as divinely revealed and often called the “Fifth Veda.” The ramayana tells a story of prince being expel from the country. Companied by his wife Sita. {Check the textbook for details} Sita, wife. Adopted. Rama, the prince. ideal husband. Sita Ideal wife, remain love,strong woman, Monkey kingdom,---Hanamon. ideal friend. Rama--Shiva. The Mahabharata -100,000 verse long, X3 bible’s length -chronicles the war between two groups -Main characters are: -Nearly invincible warrior Arjuna -Arjuna’s charioteer friend, Krishna The Bhagavad Gita: dialogue. - 18 short chapters within the Mahabharata - Arjuna X want to fight - Krishna attempts to persuade Arjuna to fight - Arjuna question the morality of war - Krishna , Ok to fight for just cause(if this is your goal, rightness.) - The Gita has served as important source of inspiration for many. The Bhagavad Gita: Three yoga, (paths, way)to liberation. Know true nature of self and god  Jnna yoga , way of knowledge. > Not enough to read  Karma yoga, way of action. > unselfish, also important  Bhkti yoga, way of devotion> most important? Surrender to the deity. Sounds western. Similar with Christian. Important before and now. pick 1 deity , worship, devote. Could gain even material success Philosophical Schools and Law Books: -Vedanta. All sorts of different course. School. Gita brahma Sutras. Upanishad. -Shankara. 800CE. Reality >Brahman is non- dualistic (advaita). Human soul is one with this reality Atman is Brahman Hindulism=Don’t know what’s happening. Christian= God all powerful . Semi dualistic None dualistic. No good evil. Rational. Release from Karma. Cycle . All the same. Soul is part of reality. -LIBERATION OCCURS WHEN SOUL IS PART OF ULTIMATE REALIT. - Dharma Shastras are important. Collection of smriti hindu texts - Law of Manu thoroughly defined the Hindu class system - Include other instructions such as which certain people should marry, eat. - How to perform ritual. - Likely never fully obeyed. Ideal than reality Classical Hinduism -during the Gupta empire 320-540CE Hinduism flourished during the classical period -Puranas .ancient writing written from 300-1000CE -Shifted the focus away from older, Vedic deity to Shiva Vishnu and Devi - Reflect the rise of bhakti traditions in Hinduism, loving devotion to a deity. HINDU COSMOGONY!!!!- Creation of universe 1. Vishnu lies on Sasha.. ~.infinite. Servant. Where Vishnu lives and rests Fall aleep. Holding a lotus and a god [Brama]//coming out of Vishnu Created ----preserved ----destroyed----created``` Our world all in his dream. Brahma create 4world yoga: - Satya yuga . age of truth ,best, - Treat yuga , age of reason, - The Duapara Yuga, age of greed, - The kali yuga, age of darkness. Kali is the god of destruction
More Less

Related notes for RS 100

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.