Hinduism Vocab - Theology

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Rig Veda

Holy Books

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Moksha

Escape from the wheel of rebirth from the law of karma

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Atman

Spiritual life principle of the universe

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Brahman

Castes

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Upanishads

Rig Veda

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Samsara

Wheel of reincarnation

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Bhagavad-Gita

Rig Veda

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Karma

Good and bad deeds that effect you in your next life

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Dharma

Complete rule of life

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Caste System

Division of Hindus into 4 categories

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Brahmin

Castes

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Kshatriya

Castes

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Vaishya

Castes

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Shudra

Castes

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Ascetic/sannyasin

No worldly pleasure

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Kama

Pleasure

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Artha

Being wealthy

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Karma marga

Paths of liberation

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Jnana marga

Paths of liberation

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Vedanta

Philosophical schools

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Maya

Cosmic illusion

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Sankhya

Philosophical schools

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Yoga

Philosophical schools

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Samadhi

Highest state of mental concentration

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Bhakti Marga

Paths of liberation

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Avatars

Incarnations of God

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Monism

Belief that reality is made of one essence

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Sati

Act of a Hindu widow ending their life for their significant other who has already passed

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