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Lecture notes on Hinduism-February 26th

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

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February 26 Hinduism - theoretically speaking Hinduism = liberal (not defined by belief) - Upanishads secret teaching - Fundamentals of Hinduism are based on the Upanishads 2 ideas coming out of the Upanishads: 1) Atman unaffected by the physical self 2) Brahman ultimate reality (interconnectedness of all beings, contention that all beings share the same foundation) - JainBudd. Only interested in an audience interested in Moksha (celibacy, monasticism) - Hinduism talks in two levels (1. addresses those interested in Moksha; 2. general public) - NIVRTTI seeks more religiousspiritual answers (withdrawal) sramana o one goal Moksha (achieving lasting peace) o How? the path that you follow depends on who you are as an individual; o 3 major ways that lead to Moksha: (yoga path) 1. Jnana yoga 9K05,9K41N34ZO0J0 ZL842 2. Karma yoga 9K05,9K41,.9L43 enthusiastic beings 3. Bhakti yoga - 9K05,9K410;49L43 Z478KL5 for those who are
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