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Hinduism and Buddhism Question Set
Nydeen
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Reading 3.1 1) According to the Passage from the Rigveda, how was the world created?
The sacrifice of Purusha, created the world.
2) How does the division of Purusha’s Body give justification for the social statuses of the castes in India?
The Brahmin (priest caste) was his mouth.
The Rajanya (warrior caste) was both of his arms.
The Vaisya (merchant, artisan, herders, and Farmers) was this thigh.
Sudra (laborer) was his feet.
Reading 3.2 3) How does the Buddha begin his quest of Enlightenment? Is he successful?
At 29 years old he questioned the value of his home and comfortable live. He had a vison of an old man, sick person, a dead person, and a monk. He followed the path of the monk, which he experienced extreme forms of asceticism.
Yes, he is successful in achieving it.
4) What is Mara? Why is it personified (Given human characteristics)?
Here, ignorance of the true nature of reality is represented as a demon. I think Mara is given characteristics because it becomes more relatable to the people.
5) What knowledge does Enlightenment bring? How is Enlightenment Described?
On ignorance depends on karma, karma depends consciousness, consciousness depends name and form; name and form depend the six organs of sense; on the six organs depends contact; On contact depends sensation; On sensation depends desire; On desire depends attachment; On attachment depends existence; On existence depends on birth; On birth depends old age and death, sorrow, lamentation, misery, grief, and despair.
Enlightenment is described as the bliss of emancipation.
6) How would YOU describe Enlightenment?
It is a new way to look at something.
Reading 3.3 and 3.4
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Hinduism and Buddhism Question Set
Nydeen
7) According to the Upanishads, why does a student need a teacher to understand these teachings?
He whom many, even when hearing, know not… They are being told story’s. They have to listen to understand.
8) How should one go about seeking the nature of the soul? What ways of seeking ultimate reality discouraged?
Self-meditation will help seek the nature part of her soul. He who understands the chariot driver, he reaches the end of this journey.
9) What is the nature of the soul?
The soul is oneself.
10) What happens to the person who dies knowing about the soul?
He, however, who has understanding, whose mind is constantly held firm-His senses are under control, like the good horses of a chariot drive.
11) Who is Krishna? What comforts does the path of devotion to Krishan offer?
Krishna is a God. That the spirit never dies.
12) Why does Arjuna refuse to fight? What does Krishna tell him of the nature of duty, the world and the soul?
His heart was unburdened. From the world of senses Arjuna, comes heat and comes cold, and pleasure and pain. They come and they go; they are transient. Arise about them, strong soul.
Reading 3.5 13) Identify these terms: Varna, jatis, dharma, and outcast.
Varna: The technical term for the castes, originally meaning color.
Jatis: Occupations or subcastes
Dharma: The duties of each caste.
Outcast: Someone literally removed from their caste.
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Nydeen
14) What are the status role of women in Indian Society?
She is the property of her father, son, or husband. They are to produce male children or they will be divorced after a few years.
Comparative Questions:
a. How is inequality in Indian society justified? Use evidence from the Rigveda and the
Laws of Manu to justify your answer (at least one from each)
Law of Manu states that a woman who husband dies, she now belongs to son. She must never be left by herself.
Rigveda: Everything is based around males. Like all the gods b. Create a Chart. Divide into two columns and three rows. How do the movements of
Hinduism represent a reaction to Buddhism? What similar ideas do these two religions share? What are some of the differences between Hinduism and Buddhism. Please use outside sources and cite.
How do the movements of
Hinduism represent a reaction to
Buddhism?
They share so[htt2]e of the same rituals and practices.
What similar ideas do these two religions share?
The role of karma in keeping men bound to this world and the cycle of birth and deaths. Compassion and nonviolence. [htt1]
What are some of the differences between
Hinduism and
Buddhism
Hinduism believes in Atman and Buddhism is there no concept of the self.[htt]
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