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01:840:211 Study Guide - Midterm Guide: Russian Mafia, Vedas, Yajurveda


Department
Religion
Course Code
01:840:211
Professor
Jiang
Study Guide
Midterm

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Religion in Asia
Fall 2017
Study Guide I
Two urban centers of the Indus Valley Civilization: Harappa and Mohenjo Daro
Vedas
Four Vedas (Ṛigveda (Hymns to the gods), Yajurveda, Sāmaveda, Atharvaveda)
Four layers of Vedas (Saṃhīta, Brāhmaṇa, Āraṇyakas, Upaniṣads)
Agni- god of fire
Indra- a god of its own
Soma- a drink
Purua- sacrifice made the cosmos
Upaniads
Muṇḍaka Upaniads: higher/lower knowledge (Lower is vedas and high is the bratva)
Chāndogya Upaniads: conversation between Śvetaketu and his father; ātman, Brahman
Dharmaśāstra (creation of cosmos; sources of dharma; dharma of the four classes; karma,
rebirth and final liberation)
Manu
Four classes (Brahman, Sundra, Vayais, kshatriyas)
Bhagavad Gita (focus on Second, Third, Fourth, Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Eighteenth Teachings)
Arjuna
Krishna
Dharma
Three paths (action, devotion and knowledge)
Self
Three qualities of nature
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