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Lecture Notes on Hinduism-February 12th

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

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February 12 Hinduism - Vedic religion (sacrificial religion that brings together community; goal uphold the world (intrinsic) harmony) - Vedic religion is structured around a set of text called Vedas Vedas: - enormous collection of text - divided into 4 major sections: o Mantras Collection of poetic, cryptic hymns o Brahmanas Collection of texts; ritual commentaries on the first section (mantras) o Aranyaka Text written in the forest in opposition with community Forest people who chose to live away from community; away from the structures of society Forest = text that are likely critical of the values and structures of society More philosophical contentcommentaries of Mantras Contemplation of ideas
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