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  1. Self DiscpilineThe goal of this is to not only withstand temptations, but to completely eradicate the desire for the temptation

          

  2. 10 basic characteristics of Indian philosophyPower of nature was associated with the general Gods (4 elements of nature). Others were more specific: Agni, Varuna, Indra.

          

  3. DesireCause of suffering. Two ways to overcome: satisfy all desires, or limit the desires.

          

  4. Imminent Monism(Samhitas plr) Hymns or religious songs, the creations of ancient poets

          

  5. DharmaThe connection between cause and effect. determine your future with your present actions

          

  6. SufferingPhysical and mental suffering caused by unfulfilled desires. Early thinkers wanted to understand the cause and uproot it.

          

  7. VarunaThe connection between cause and effect. determine your future with your present actions

          

  8. Rig VedaA collection of 4 verses:
    1. Mantras
    2. Brahmanas
    3. Aranyakas
    4. Upanishads / Vednata

          

  9. Transcendent MonotheismThe 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.

          

  10. Self/ subjecta focus on self or subject needs to be overcome to lessen suffering. release from ego diminishes suffering

          

  11. KarmaThe connection between cause and effect. determine your future with your present actions

          

  12. BrahmanasTexts for the people who went off by themselves and left society.

          

  13. IndraGod of thunder and lightning, symbolizes strength and courage. Defeats the cosmic forces of chaos and darkness.

          

  14. VisvaKarma, responsible for everything. interacts with polytheistic Gods and instructs them.

          

  15. Naturalistic PolytheismPower of nature was associated with the general Gods (4 elements of nature). Others were more specific: Agni, Varuna, Indra.

          

  16. MantrasGod of thunder and lightning, symbolizes strength and courage. Defeats the cosmic forces of chaos and darkness.

          

  17. Liberation/ enlightenmentThis is a release from ego, karma, and suffering

          

  18. Upanishads/ VednataEnd of the vedas, allegedly they are the height of the vedas, using more philosophical thought

          

  19. Unity in DiversityUltimate truths cannot be taught but only learned through experience

          

  20. AranyakasTexts for the people who went off by themselves and left society.

          

  21. PrajapatiFather God, all created beings are his children

          

  22. AgniGod of fire, can be creative or destructive.

          

  23. Different views of religion conveyed in the vedasThis is a release from ego, karma, and suffering

          

  24. Self KnowledgeVital in mastering self discipline. Meditate to understand your self better

          

  25. Truth in experiencedespite different religions, it is believed that all are searching to define the same thing. Sanata Dharma - eternal law.

          

  26. Rita (naturalistic)The cosmic order of things. Not a god but keeps the order within the gods. Associated with karma

          

  27. VedasKarma, responsible for everything. interacts with polytheistic Gods and instructs them.