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  • 1. Leader: H.B. H. Carlee S. Mike C. Lindsey S. Kaitlyn B.
  • 2.  Vedas:  Primary sacred texts of the Hindu culture  There are four Vedas, the Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda  The Vedas contain hymns, incantations, and rituals from ancient India  Upanishads:  continuation of the Vedic philosophy  They elaborate on how the soul (Atman) can be united with the ultimate truth (Brahman) through contemplation and mediation  Karma-- the cumulative effects of a persons' actions. http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/
  • 3.  Shows us how we should conduct our lives, keeping God as our center, and accepting God as the main man and we merely assist in the eternal solution  Those who read the Bhagavad Gita are benefited in numerous ways, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually  It is still relevant today as it was many centuries ago, possibly even more today because of the modern day pressures http://www.hinduwebsite.com/gitaindex.asp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQEBsVRl_3I – Yoga and the Secrets of the Bahagavad-Gita
  • 4. Consists of five books of animal fables and magic tales The tales' self-proclaimed purpose is to educate the sons of royalty. Its five books treat the following topics: (1) disunion of friends, (2) gaining of friends, (3) war and peace, (4) loss of possession, (5) consequence of rash action. The author of the Panchatantra is unknown. The book's original text, now lost, was probably compiled between the 1st and 6th centuries http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/panchatantra.html
  • 5. Largest epic in the history of mankind Describes events which took place in the ancient city of King Bharata, India Provides us with information on Hindu ideals such as Karma and Yoga Consists of eighteen chapters of parvas https://www.hindunet.org/mahabarata/
  • 6.  Depicts Krishna addressing a follower as recorded in the Bahagavad-Gita http://www.bhagavad-gita.us/  Traditional Hindu symbol, Aum, which is said to be inspired by the primeval sound through which the universe was created http://hinduism.iskcon.com/lifesty le/806.htm