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World Religions q1

quiz 1

Agnostic a person who believes that the existence of a greater power, such as a god, cannot be proven or disproved
Atheist rejection of belief in the existence of deities
Babri Masjid
B.C/A.D Before Christ/ Anno Domini
B.C.E./C.E Before Common Era/Common Era
Deva Deities in the Vedic system. Has human form, many appendages, and each has a vehicle
Dharma "Social duty." The religious and moral law governing individual conduct.
Henotheistic belief and worship of a single god while accepting the existence or possible existence of other deities
Karma (literally "action") is the law where acts (doing or not doing your dharma) produce results in samsara
Mohenjo-Daro one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization
Moksha liberation or release from samsara, the cycle of rebirth, through doing your dharma, spiritual self realization, or devotion to a god.
Monotheistic belief in the existence of a single (one) god
Polytheistic belief in more than one god
Rita Cosmic order of the universe, preserved by human actions/doing your dharma
Samsara the cycle of rebirth, basis for reincarnation.
Vedas “Books of Knowledge”
Varnas caste system; hierarchically arranges the groups of Hindu society.
Brahmin priests.
Kshatriya warriors.
Vaishya merchants.
Shudra servants.
Untouchable outcastes.
Ashramas four stages of life, including student, householder, forest dweller, sannyasin [world renouncer]
Indra god of war
Agni fire god
Upanishads 600-400BCE



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