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the eternal essence of reality and the source of the universe, beyond the reach of human perception and thought

Brahman

1

an incarnation or living embodiment, of a deity, usually Vishnu

Avatar

2

the wheel of rebirth or reincarnation, the worldly realm in which rebirth occurs

Samsara

3

the moral law of cause and effect of actions; determines the nature of one's reincarnation

Karma

4

the eternal self, which the Upanishads identify with the Brahman

Atman

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liberation or release of the individual self, atman, from the bondage of samsara

moshka

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ethical duty based on the divine order of reality; one of the four goals of life

Dharma

7

a wandering a ascetic who has advances to the fourth and highest stage of life

Sannyasia

8

the hindu god of destruction

Shiva

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the hindu god who sustains the universe, one of his avatars in Lord Krishna

Vishnu