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The Indic Worldview

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG100Y1
Professor
Andre Maintenay
Semester
Winter

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World Religions November 22 , 2011. The Indic Worldview Reading: NONE The south Asian tradition Indic worldview, whole different way of conceiving the world, understanding how it works, our relationship to world & each other, very different from Abrahamic traditions. Note: all points are Sanskrit terms 1 point of Indic Worldview Anadi, meaning without beginning Refers to understanding of way the universe works Universe always is, will always will be, and continues to be ongoing but is constantly changing Therefore see transformation of various types (dramatic, minimal) Universe always been here 2 point Kala, meaning nature of time W reference to the idea of the movement of time God created universe and from this moment we started to mark historical time If universe has always been going then how do we understandmark time? Therefore we say South Asian tradition understands movement of time in different way Time moves in rhythms, sometimes in evolving or degenerating cycle (wavelength) for eternity Jane understanding of time: Positive phases (spiritual
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