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Dharma
justice/duty
number of gods
millions
rank among other religions
3rd largest / 900 million
Shruti
what is heard
Smriti
what is remembered
samsara
reincarnation
Karma
moral law of cause and effect
Moksha
liberation from cycle of rebirth
Hindu Trinity
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
Brahma
creator god
Vishnu
protector god: Krishna/Rama
Shiva
destroyer god: Devi/Shakti
Ganesha
elephant headed son of Shiva/new beginnings
parusha
castes
Brahmin
priestly caste
Kshatriya
ruling caste
Vaishyas
merchant caste
Shurdras
servant caste
Three Paths
Jnana Yoga - knowledge
Karma Yoga - action
Bhakti Yoga - devotion
4 Stages of Life
Student
Householder
Forest Dweller
Sannyasi
puja
devotional worship
sati
widow burning
cow
mother of civilization
milk is central to sacrifice