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Atman human soul
Moksha liberation from reincarnation cycle (goal)
Samsara cycle of reincarnation (problem)
Bhagavad Gita -section of Mahabharata (one of the 2 epics) -holy book in US since 19th century -introduces Bhakti yoga
Bhakti yoga devotional yoga (worship statues)
Kharma yoga action yoga (duty/responsibility)
Jnana yoga wisdom yoga (mindfulness/breathing)
Brahma the creator god
Brahman soul of the universe
Caste System (Varna System) sense of order, labor obligations, code of Manu develops, color roughly aligned
Devotional Hinduism bhakti yoga, practical, body is temple of god, lots of gods
Diwali festival of light, held on new moon, bring light to darkness, Ram's return from exile
Ganesh -son of Parvati and Shiva -elephant headed god -wisdom/success
Puja -central ritual practice in temples/homes -food offerings, Brahmin priests, appeals to senses
Upanishads -6th BCE end of the Vedas, that is a quest for truth -"sitting near" -philosophical Hinduism -bring about human destiny
Vedas Hinduism scripture
Exemplars Ascetics (devoted to achieving moksha)
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