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  1. Imminent Monism
  2. Dharma
  3. Vedas
  4. Aranyakas
  5. Unity in Diversity
  6. Karma
  7. Indra
  8. Suffering
  9. Prajapati
  10. Upanishads/ Vednata
  11. Self/ subject
  12. Brahmanas
  13. Rita (naturalistic)
  14. Agni
  15. Varuna
  16. Rig Veda
  17. Liberation/ enlightenment
  18. Desire
  19. Visva
  20. 10 basic characteristics of Indian philosophy
  21. Transcendent Monotheism
  22. Naturalistic Polytheism
  23. Truth in experience
  24. Different views of religion conveyed in the vedas
  25. Self Discpiline
  26. Self Knowledge
  27. Mantras
  1. a This is a release from ego, karma, and suffering
  2. b A god that creates the world but is also not a part of the world. Prajapati and Visva.
  3. c The goal of this is to not only withstand temptations, but to completely eradicate the desire for the temptation
  4. d Vital in mastering self discipline. Meditate to understand your self better
  5. e Father God, all created beings are his children
  6. f 1.suffering
    3.self discipline
    4.self knowledge
    7.unity in diversity
    8. Karma
    9. Truth in experience
    10. Dharma
  7. g God of fire, can be creative or destructive.
  8. h Describe how to carry out rituals, creations of the ancient priests
  9. i Physical and mental suffering caused by unfulfilled desires. Early thinkers wanted to understand the cause and uproot it.
  10. j The cosmic order of things. Not a god but keeps the order within the gods. Associated with karma
  11. k 1. Naturalistic Polytheism (earlier vedas)
    2. Transcendent Monotheism (Earlier vedas)
    3. Imminent Monism
  12. l Cause of suffering. Two ways to overcome: satisfy all desires, or limit the desires.
  13. m God of thunder and lightning, symbolizes strength and courage. Defeats the cosmic forces of chaos and darkness.
  14. n Is the basic sacred literature of Hinduism. Earliest of religious documents. Variety of views of religion conveyed
  15. o A collection of 4 verses:
    1. Mantras
    2. Brahmanas
    3. Aranyakas
    4. Upanishads / Vednata
  16. p Power of nature was associated with the general Gods (4 elements of nature). Others were more specific: Agni, Varuna, Indra.
  17. q The connection between cause and effect. determine your future with your present actions
  18. r Karma, responsible for everything. interacts with polytheistic Gods and instructs them.
  19. s despite different religions, it is believed that all are searching to define the same thing. Sanata Dharma - eternal law.
  20. t Ultimate truths cannot be taught but only learned through experience
  21. u God of sky, has the power of being omniscient and is able to observe everything. Associated with righteousness
  22. v The entire universe is essentially and fundamentally one. No distinction between creator and creation. Cannot be conveyed in language because that involves contrast and that would imply distinctions.
  23. w (Samhitas plr) Hymns or religious songs, the creations of ancient poets
  24. x a focus on self or subject needs to be overcome to lessen suffering. release from ego diminishes suffering
  25. y In Hindu traditions it generally means law, duty, or virtue. In Buddhism it is the teachings of the Buddha
  26. z Texts for the people who went off by themselves and left society.
  27. aa End of the vedas, allegedly they are the height of the vedas, using more philosophical thought