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Dharma
moral order, righteousness, and religion
Sanatana Dharma
the eternal religion of hinduism
Vedas
religious texts often refered to as the foundations of Sanatana Dharma
Aryans
the invaders that wrote the Vedas
Sanskirt
an ancient language that the Vedas was written in
Name the parts of the Vedas
Samhitas, Brahamanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads
Samhitas
hymns of praise
Brahmanas
directions about performances of the ritual sacrifices to the deities
Aranyakas
writings from the people who went to the forest to meditate as recluses
Upanishdads
teachings of spiritual masters; explain the personal transformation that results from physic participation in the ritual process
rishis
those that heard the breath of the eternal to write the vedas
Rig Veda
the oldest veda that praises the blessings of the devas
Brahaman
the idea that one should discover the reality from within
atman
the soul
Samsara
the continuous birth, death, rebirth..
moksha
the escape from Samsara, it is achieving no limitations of space, time, and matter through relizations of the imortal absolute
Samkhya
one of the major hindu philosophical systems in which human suffering characterized as steming from the confusion of Prakriti
Advaita Vedanta
the goal is that realization that the self is Brahaman
Raja Yoga
mental concentration
Bhakti Yoga
the path of devotion
Asana
Physical conditioning within yoga
Samadhi
the albsolute state in yoga
Yoga
a systematic approach to eastern religions
Brahamin
a priest
Name the major groupings of deities
Saktas, Saivites, and Vaishnavites
Saktas
worship the mother goddess
Saivites
worship the god Siva
Vaishnaites
worship the got Vishnu
Durga
a woman with 10 arms riding on a lion
Kali
portrayed with a sword and a severed head
Siva
the supreme lord of yoga, consciousness, creator, preserver, and destroyer of the world
Parvati
Siva's wife
Ganesh
Siva's son with the elephant head
Lakshmi
known for prosperity and regal power.. Is often sitting on a lotus
Puranas
scriptures written to popularize the abstract truth through stories
Rama and Krishna
avatars that Vishnu have reincarnated and helped lift up humanity
Avatars
early incarnation of a dieties
Puja
public worship
darsan
visual contact with the divine
prasad
food that has been sanctified by being offered to the deities
guru
a spiritual teacher