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WGU-Ethics Part IV

QuestionAnswer
Tapas Austerities or self-denial
Ashrama Life cycle
Dharma Duty
4 relative stages of Ashrama 1.Studentship 2. Householder 3. Semi-retreat 4. Reunciation
Studentship Requiring disciplines, continence, and dedication to the teacher
Householder Entailing marriage, family and their obligations
Semi-retreat Gradual withdrawal from worldly pursuits and pleasures
Renunciation Leading to total withdrawal and contemplation
Karma Effects of a person’s actions that determine his destiny in the next incarnation
Purushartha Human ends. The outcome of the way you lived your life
Gita Locates itself in the middle of two opposing traditions. Abstinent and performative
6 classical Hindu ethics 1. Dharma (duty) 2. Karma (action-affect) 3. Ashrama ( life cycle) 4. Purushartha (human ends) 5. Gita (abstinent & Performative 6. Virtues (self-restraint, giving,
Jaina ethics One of the lesser known ethical traditions of India
Who founded Jaina ethics Mahavira – an unorthodox teacher thought to be a contemporary of Buddha, to whom he is often compared.
Explain Jaina ethics Reverence for all life. Would not kill any living thing. Would not eat meat. Would strain water so as not to harm any small creature. Cared for everything except self.
Gandian Ethics 1. Combines Satya, ashima and tapasya. 2. Mxed up and questioned Hindu practices
Ashima Non-injury
Tapasya Spirtual heat
Dukka Sense of unsatisfactoriness
Nibbana Bad consequences in another life
Created by: rtbrad on 2007-03-01



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