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My Hinduism Notes

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  • 1. Hinduism 1. The Caste System The Indian society is divided into levels. This is called the _________system. The levels are called:____________ • ______________ (priests) • ______________ (warriors), • ______________ (farmers, artisans, and merchants), and • ______________ (workers and servants). • Later, society continued to divide _____ _____ into castes based on ________, wealth, and______________. • A person is _______ into their _______ will stay in that caste for their _______ _______. • They do not __________ with those outside of their caste. • They may not marry__________ outside of their caste. • Their job is based on what their _________ does for a living. • If you broke a caste rule you could be ____________ from your _______ and ___________ thus making you an “_________________”. • Untouchables were “out-casts” • Members of other castes have _____ contact with untouchables as they view them as _________________. • Untouchables had the worst jobs such as ___________ cleaners and disposers of ________ animals.
  • 2. 2. Brahmanism • Brahmanism was the religion of the_____________. • Brahmanism was based on the ___________. • Brahmanism was a ________________ religion. • Hinduism ______ from the blending of ________________ and other ______________ from the area. • Hindus believe that there is a ______________ spirit called ___________ who created the universe. • Brahman is made up of many _______ and ________________. • Three of the major Hindu gods are: ___________ (creator) __________ (destroyer) ___________ (protector) • Every person has a ________ or _______. • The goal of a person is to __________ with Brahman; however, people go through many lives before reaching this goal. • When a person dies they come back as another living being. This is called ______________________ • ___________________ was the only way to escape one caste and go into another. • Hindu also believe in ___________. Karma decides if a person goes to a higher or lower caste in reincarnation. ________ deeds bring ______ karma, and ________ deeds bring _______ karma. • Society was very __________.
  • 3. • There were always the __________ number of people for each job. • Since _______________ about one’s position in society built _____ _______, people did not try to __________ their position and at least made the ____________________ of being happy. • In traditional Hindu society __________ were viewed as less or __________ to men, and therefore had __________ rights. • ___________ was founded by _______________ . • Jains live by _____ principals: ________ no life Tell the ________ Do not ______ _____ no property • Jains and many Hindus are __________________ since they believe souls can come back as ______________. • The ______ is the most holy or __________ animal. So remember…..