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Key Terms For Final Exam

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RLGA01H3
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Henry Shiu

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RLG A01 EXAM REVIEW Key Terms for the Lecture on Hinduism: sanatana dharma - Eternal faith; religious and social duty, including religiousness and faith - An alternative term designating comprehensive tradition - Local manifestation of faith tilak (or tilaka) - A dotmark on the forehead made by colored powder - Worn by married women (bini) - Symbolizes the womans role in the society Bharata - Brother of Rama - Ruled Ramayana as ramas agent karma - Action, good or bad, as its believed to determine the quality of rebirth in future lives - action= cause and effect - Karma implies samsara - To achieve moksha requires transforming experimental wisdom samsara - The continuing cycle of rebirths reincarnation Indus Valley Civilization - India traces back towards the Indus Valley; culture between 3000- 1500 BC - Known to be a well developed culture through there religious technology - The culture where the beginning traces of Hinduism is found > resulted into Hinduism - Culture included written languages and impressive architecture designed for religious purposes Mohenjo-Daro - 1 of the 2 towns on the banks of the Indus River -Where the Indus Valley Civilization began -culture included hand written language, and architecture designed for religious purposes Harappa -1 of the 2 towns on the banks of the Indus River -Where the Indus Valley Civilization began www.notesolution.com RLG A01 EXAM REVIEW -culture included hand written language, and architecture designed for religious purposes -Created impressive buildings Aryans - a civilization which resulted into Hinduism - people from Central Asia migrating in Iran - acquired a class of connotation (noble ones) Sanskrit - The oficial language of the Hindu tradition - Brought into India by the Aryans - revelation of reality Puranas - Traditional story known by heart - Retold old tales of the Hindu tradition; shifting emphasis from the Vedic gods to deities - How many practices and traditions are explained Bhagavad-Gita - Traditional story known by heart - conversation between Arjuna & Krishna = Bhagavad- Gita Vedas - Earliest surviving Indo- European compositions - The official book of the Hindus - Consists of four collection of hymns & texts - The oldest and highly respected Hindu sacred literature - Collection of everything we know about the Aryans Rg-Veda - 1 of the 4 collections of the Vedas - The most important of the 4 collections of the Vedas Yajur-Veda - 1 of the 4 collections of the Vedas Sama-Veda - 1 of the 4 collections of the Vedas Atharva-Veda - 1 of the 4 collections of the Vedas www.notesolution.com
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