“WITH MIND ABSORBED AND HEART MELTED IN LOVE.”

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“WITH MIND
ABSORBED
AND HEART
MELTED IN LOVE.”
Hinduism
Complex variety of religious paths
in Hinduism- “Family of Faiths”
Hinduism has not taken root
outside its state of origin like
Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
All that honor Vedas
Grouped under term Hinduism
Hinduism is an invaders term
Indigenous term- Sanatana
Dharma
Sanatana Dharma
 Sanatana- eternal, ageless
 Dharma- support, religion
 Meaning in life encompasses matters of
duty, natural law, social welfare, ethics and
direction of all activities in life toward
transcendental realization- “Every Part of
Life”
Spiritual expressions
 Extreme Asceticism  Extreme
Sensuality
 Heights of personal devotion to deity 
heights of abstract philosophy
 Metaphysical oneness behind the material
world  worship of images representing
multiple deities
 Doctrines are not a focus for Hindus
Myriads of Paths
Hard to trace chronologically all
existing paths
Truth is one, sages call it by various
names. -Rig Veda
Life is transitory and world illusory
Human accomplishment is not
important, life of the soul is important.
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Wrap up
Contrast the focus of Hinduism with American culture: Life of the
soul vs. human accomplishment.
 Discuss: Things in our society that point to human
accomplishment, Hindu society that point to soul.
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“What you believe and value determines what you do/your
actions.”? Hypothesize what this looks like for a Hindu from what
we looked at today? What does life look like for a Hindu?
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Choose two students to summarize/explain Hinduism’s
founding/beginning.
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HW- Read and Outline p. 80-88 and prepare for Quiz
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