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RLG205: Midterm Questions
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Department
Religion
Course
RLG205H5
Professor
Ajay Rao
Semester
Fall

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RLG205H5FINTRODUCTION TO SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIONSPROF DAVID MILLERCRITERIA FOR GRADING THE MIDTERM EXAMINATION 40PARTAQUESTIONS FROM LECTURESEACH QUESTION IS WORTH 5 POINTS1In the CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD Chapter 6 UDDALAKA ARUNI the father uses symbolic analogies to teach his son SHVETAKETU the meaning of ATMAN What is the basic teaching that is symbolized by the beeshoney and riversocean analogies2 pts the basic teaching of the CHANDOGDYA UPANISHAD Chapter 6 is that the INDIVIDUAL SOUL ATMAN is of the same ESSENCE SPIRITUAL as the COSMIC SOUL ATMAN or BRAHMAN Both are eternal and immortal Hence the classic statement THAT THOU ART THATCOSMIC SOUL ATMAN THOUINDIVIDUAL SOUL ATMAN Hence SVETAKETUs SOUL ATMAN IS OF THE SAME ESSENCE OF THE COSMIC SOUL ATMAN 2 pts The analogies of BEESHONEY and RIVERSOCEAN are used by the author of CHANDOGYA Chapter 6 to illustrate this philosophical teaching The nectar of the plant when taken by the BEE becomes HONEY
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