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Department
Religion
Course
RLG206H5
Professor
Cary Takagaki
Semester
Winter

Description
Hinduism The Vedas (knowledge, wisdom) contained hymns to the gods, religious materials and teachings used in ritual sacrifices and in daily life early texts of Hinduism that teach about the many gods Varna (caste system) Brahmans: priests Kshatriyas: warriors Vaishyas: merchants and artisans (providers) Shdras: farmers, workers and servants Untouchables The Hindu Tradition Reincarnation Karma: action; intentional act; the effect such actions leave that influence the future of the actor Atman: the soul or essence of ones self; Soul, permanent self Samsra (wanderingon: cycle of birth, death, and rebirth) (1) Kma satisfy the desire for sense pleasure considered the lowest goal because this urge is common to both man and animal
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