Flashcards in Hinduism Deck (31):
The baghavad Gita says that the atman is eternal
"There never was a time when I was not"
The BG says that inaction is not a path to moksha
"Not by leaving works undone does a man win freedom from the bond of work"
The BG states that it is best to do one's own dharma
"Greater is thine own work, even if this be humble, than the work of another, even is this be great"
The BG says that Krishna will release people
"Don't agonise, I shall release you from all evils"
The Upanishads say that when a man knows Brahman he gains moksha
"When a man comes to know that highest Brahman, he himself becomes that very brahman"
The Upanishads highlight the importance of knowing Ohm
"When indeed one knows this syllable, he obtains his ever wish"
kinsley says that all Hindu writing is concerned with dharma
Society is "characterised by ranked and circumscribed groups"
kinsley says the main purpose of the caste system is to maintain order
"Social and cosmic stability through performance of Vedic ritual"
T.Parsons says that Hinduism is within the caste system
"Hinduism is but an aspect of this system"
Janaka says that Brahman holds the whole universe together
"Breath, the mind or the heart"
The Katha can only be read by those that are twice born
The top three Varnas
Katha Upanishad has a literally meaning
The Katha says god is everywhere
"Thou art that"
The Katha presents Brahman with aspects of saguna
"Smaller than the smallest atom"
The Katha says atman does not die
"He does not die when the body dies"
The Katha says that knowlege does not lead to liberation
"Not through much learning is the atman reached"
Jnana yoga is the path to liberation in the Katha
"The path is narrow as the razor's edge"
Mascaro comments on the Katha
"The momentous statement is made in the Upanishads that god must not be sought as something far away... But rather the very I most of us"
The fire sacrifice is crucial in the Katha
"How many bricks"
The Katha says dharma must be done selflessly
"Vajasravasa have away all his possessions but it was out of desire for heaven"
What does the title of the Gita mean?
Song of The Lord
What epic poem is the Gita from?
When is the Gita thought to originate?
3rd century BCE
What are the two families in the Gita?
Pandavas and kauravas
What city are they fighting for in the Gita?
What does the Gita day about the body and the atman?
They are distinct - like a man taking off his coat
What does the Gita say about the atman?
It cannot be slain
What does the Gita say about dharma?
Krishna must do it
What does the Gita say about ritual?
It must be done with thought - "the florid speech of the uninspired utter, addicted to the words of the Veda"
What yoga does the Gita favour?