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04 hinduism

  1. 1. AIM: What are the central beliefs of the Hindu religion? Do Now: Agree or disagree – ‘what goes around comes around’. Explain.
  2. 2. Hindu Beliefs I. Goal - Union with Brahman 1. Brahman: world soul/spiritual force. A. Mono- or Poly- theistic? B. Represented by many gods. 2. Moksha: unification with the Brahman. A. Atman: an individual soul. II. Reincarnation: rebirth of the soul in another life form. 1. Things that effect reincarnation A. Karma: actions taken that affect your next life. B. Dharma: religious morals & duties. C. Ahimsa: non-violence. III. Way of Life 1. Caste System: pre-determined social structure. 2. Sacred Texts: Vedas & Upanishads
  3. 3. The Caste System Brahmins Kshatriyas Vaishyas Shudras Pariahs  Untouchables
  4. 4. Brahmins Kshatriyas Vaishyas Shudras
  5. 5. Assignment: • Write a journal entry as a member of any of the Hindu castes. Your entry must include an understanding of the different teachings of Hinduism.

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